**My blog title has absolutely NOTHING to do with the content. HA!**
Happy Monday SparkBuddies,
This weekend was a busy, but good one. The show went extremely well and was well received by all of our audience members. One woman even came up to us sobbing because she was so moved. This play has been a joy to do and be a part of; Iím truly grateful. Our cast is beginning to bond so nicely, and I love spending time with everyone at various points during the evening. A reviewer for LA Times came to see our show and was blown away by our performances. It is quite an honor because the drive is so far, and he certainly didnít need to come but boy are we glad he did! The article is supposed to be published on Wednesday. Wish us luck!
Since my drive is so far, a castmate offered her guest room to me and I feel like itís a mini vacation each weekend that Iíll be able to look forward to. Her family was so loving and welcoming, I felt like I was at home. They also have about 4 cats which made me very happy since I love cats! Overall, it was a nice weekend with friends and Iím always happy when Iím doing my shows. Itís my home away from home, my chance to get away and forget everything thatís going on in my life.
Lately, Iíve been troubled with some things in my life and feel myself finally coming into my own. Itís change, and overall, I feel this change is good. There are times when I feel like things are really overwhelming, but Iím doing my best to give myself permission to feel whatever it is that Iím feeling instead of going to the fridge for comfort. My heart and mind are often in conflict, and Iím constantly riddled with anxiety because of it, but overall Iím hopeful for the future. There are times when Iíd like to shut the entire world out and go off the radar for a while, but I just canít do it for so many reasons. I feel like I need more time to myself, more time to think and contemplate things in my life. Although this may turn me into a bit of a hermit for a while, I feel like itís something that I need to do when I get the chance to. I, of course, wonít be able to do it for a few months but look forward to it perhaps this summer.
Tracking was at an absolute stand still this weekend. The family that is hosting me INSISTED on me eating dinner after show (mind you it was 12am!! Theyíre definitely night people) and I couldnít tell them no. Luckily, it was super healthy and I was able to try a new vegetable (brussel sprouts are DELICIOUS)! I did the best I could and even brought my water bottle with me so that I could get my water in on Sunday. I also ate at the party on Friday evening. EPIC FAIL.
Since the show is now open, Iíll be able to get some exercise in at least 3 times this week which Iím glad about. I do miss the me time and I miss Zumba.
Iím not in the best of moods today but Iím making myself track and drink my water. Hoping for a good weigh in on Friday, but nothing is guaranteed.
I was feeling silly yesterday before the show and my castmate snapped a picture of me in my sunglasses. It was absolutely gorgeous yesterday and the sun was shining so brightly.
Iíll never give up!