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Time To Myself: An Unfamiliar Thing


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Iím not used to having a lot of time on my hands. For the last 10 years or so of my life, I have gone from one commitment to another. In college, I thrived on leaving my dorm at 6am and not returning until 11pm. Even now, when I go from work to errands to rehearsal, I love it. Although it does exhaust me quite a bit, I still love it. Now that my show has closed, I have more time on my hands then Iím used to and going to bed at a decent hour is also a foreign concept.

I miss my cast and I miss the late nights laughing with them. For the past 5 weeks, Iíve been busy with my show and my social life. Movie outings, mini-golf, game night and of course, cast parties. It has been an absolute blast, and I donít think Iíve laughed this much in a very long time.

Iíve also noticed that aforementioned social life has really put a damper on my attempts to get back to 200lbs. With the food, the drinking and my not being able to get a workout in you already probably have an idea as to how bad that is. While I wouldnít trade all of those times with my cast in the world, I do know that I have to get it together and refocus. Since I have no rehearsals, Iíll be working out every day this week (even if itís 30 minutes). There are no excuses for me not to go, unless I just really donít feel well enough to do it. Iím feeling really positive about my ability to hit my fitness minutes goal for this week and Iím excited to do it.

Normally, as soon as Iím done with a show I jump to another one, which is may happen if I audition for another show (Sunday). Iím kind of on the fence about the whole thing, seeing how nice it is to have free time. Perhaps I should just cool it for a whileÖ

OhÖand man have I missed my books, I have time to READ again!

Maybe time on my hands wonít be so bad after all. I almost donít even know where to begin. emoticon
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
STEVENK87 2/24/2014 4:33PM

    Yes and I feel the same way and I am trying my best to enjoy my me time too.

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SUGAR0814 2/18/2014 10:11PM

    Enjoy your me time!! You never know when the opportunity will come again! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 2/18/2014 9:17PM

    Yes, it's hard to realize how much you miss ME time until you get it back! Enjoy it!!

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PICKIE98 2/18/2014 6:38PM

    Time for your body to recoup!! That Disney gig may be just as stressful!! Sure hope you get it!!
Drink your water and have fun wit these workouts!!

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CELIAMINER 2/18/2014 5:14PM

    I hear the optimism and bubbly fun in your words! Congrats on the show, and way to go filling the time with healthy options just for MissB!

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MPETERSON2311 2/18/2014 2:03PM

    this blog certainly resonates with me too. I used to LOVE being so stressed I didn't have time to think about anything else. I did that in high school, college, after college, when my daughter was born...I always thought 2 babies at once would be GREAT! But thats not in the cards, slowing down honestly DEPRESSED ME, but once I got the hang of it, the time to focus on myself was nice, even if I had to force myself to do it.

I hope you find some balance! I love reading your blogs. Way to go!

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