February and March have been a crazy busy few months. There was a promotion at work, friends in town, a trip to Disneyland, beach days, new tattoos, movies watched, nights spent in a hot tub, board games played and shows performed in.
I performed at UCB LA for the first time on St. Patrick’s Day, during what they called a St Patrick’s Day parade featuring all sorts of performers – including pretty famous and well-known ones. It was a bit overwhelming and awesome and fun. It was 11 o’clock at night and I was smack dab in the middle of a BUSY couple of days and the last thing I wanted to do was improvise. But then this funny thing happened – that always seems to happen – I showed up and I did it and I felt better for it.
On top of that, I’ve been performing with my friends Erin and Kelsey and our shows have been really great. As much as I don’t miss doing it constantly, I miss doing it in general. It gets my brain working in ways nothing else does and makes me feel all the feels.
I also helped a friend by acting in his pilot presentation for a production company. It was fun to learn a script – it had been a while – and it was fun to act again. It was also a nice reminder of the things you can do when you just get down to business and do them. You don’t need to be an established professional to put together something that looks professional. I’m lucky to work with someone like my friend Matt, who teaches me a whole lot because he dabbles in everything this industry has to offer. He has his own equipment, taught himself how to do everything and he’s made himself completely indispensable. That’s how to succeed in this business. In life! Do it yourself.
On top of that, we started production for our web series, Our Two Minute Show. And I’ve been working hard on a bunch of new projects at work.
I’m feeling pretty fulfilled these days. Fucking exhausted, but fulfilled.
However, I can’t stop thinking about the future and I wish I could stop. I wish I was the type of person who could sit still and enjoy, but I can’t stop thinking about the next step. I have so many ideas and things that I want to do – here and elsewhere – and I just can’t stop thinking of them! Which is funny, because I really don’t want to leave Los Angeles. I have made friends here that I can’t imagine being without at this point in my life. Eventually? Sure. But I’m not ready!
So what’s a girl to do? I’m content in my life, but there are so many parts of me that want to accomplish so many other things and just GET ON WITH IT. It’s a good time, but a confusing time, and I’m just kind of along for the ride.
Oh well. We're almost a quarter way through the year. My 29th birthday is coming up in two months. And Christmas is 280 days away. We can do this, you guys.