I AUDITIONED FOR A PLAY LAST NIGHT!
IT WAS TERRIFYING AND EXHILARATING AND TERRIFYING….AND Oh my Gosh
SO VERY FUN!
I may not have told you this, but I used to be an Actress…a million years ago – and certainly 2-3 careers ago…It was all I ever dreamed of being…what I majored in college and then what I went to graduate school for…and immediately upon graduation I moved to my beloved New York City to pursue my dream. And I did…I pounded the pavement and went on auditions and did days on the soaps and shoe modeled….and waitressed…and did some plays and small parts in things….
…and then one day I woke up terrified that somehow…if I continued to live the life I was living …that I might wake up one day and I would have missed my BIGGER dream…that of being a mother and of having a family. And I was not about to wait around for a man to make that happen and if need be – by golly, I would be a single Mom!!! – but that would mean I would need to be responsible and have a steady income…not waitressing…which is a job I loved but which I could not see myself doing forever….
ONE OF MY LAST HEADSHOTS…
So I decided that I would get a degree in Nursing (miraculously I got into school in Boston) and then I would come back to NYC… make a living as a Nurse…and then Act…and if my Actress ship came in, well then I could just hop ships…and grab my oscar and run off into the sunset with my baby!
…but if you are living a REAL life…you know that things cross your path everyday that change your direction and maybe even change your dreams…and so right on schedule I moved to Boston into apartment number 2 and THAT NIGHT my new neighbor…the guy from apartment 3, came down to say “Welcome to Charlestown!” and he offered me a beer…and I , as they say…was history…
…That neighbor and I just celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary !
FAST FORWARD 3 KIDS AND A MILLION YEARS….AND a play was announced and it is a role I have seriously wanted to play my whole life…well much of my life, and I HAD to go…and oh my GOSH…it was like I ran into an old friend..a BEST friend…I felt so at home and happy and me and like my friend Suzanne said, “just like riding a bike”…and I did my best…the best you can do after a million years and now we wait and see if I get a call back…but I do believe that no matter what …I found something, someone I lost last night and I am so happy. just so happy.
THIS JUST IN…I GOT CALLED BACK!!!! MORE TO COME…..