I had an amazing time shooting an episode of "Cold Blood" last week - so great to be back on a set! The late shoot got me home around 4am but I didn't mind. When you're up really late doing something you're not invested in - resentment is inevitable. When your heart's in it - it somehow makes it a million times easier to keep your eyes open and your brain in gear.
I've been putting a lot of this positive excited energy into my half-marathon training as well as working on my business plan for the small business I will be opening in September. I have hummed and hawed a lot about the ever challenging question of what day job is the best for me as an actor. I've done the bartending thing, I've served a ton, and most recently I've been babysitting. Each has their pros and cons and although currently I'm just thrilled not to be working in a bar until all hours, I still find myself frustrated that I can't be using more of my skills and that my hours are so weird (right now I work long hours on weekends and short hours weekday evenings). I'm trying to think long term here. How can I support myself when acting is inconsistent and live a comfortable life, but also be able to see my family and friends more, ie have a more balanced life overall? So that's where the starting a business idea came into play and I will give more detail about it as it comes closer to the start date in Fall of 2012.
I am also getting a car soon as I'll definitely need one doing the musical in Millbrook this summer...YAAAAAY! I have my eye on a Honda Fit but we'll see... So excited to be able to go visit my sisters whenever I want!
I'm excited for my 27th year to start with a half marathon and a new side job option on the horizon. It's so easy to get overwhelmed with the past and the future but something that keeps bouncing around my brain is: the only one responsible for your own happiness is yourself, so do what you need to do for it to be a reality.
I leave you with an amazing catchy tune by the Avett Brothers...