I'm back! Hopefully I'll have some time to post in the near future. For now, here's an update of what's been happening in my life:
These beautiful people with me (above) are my fellow cast members for this year's production of Footloose the musical. I'm riveting with excitement! I apologize if you have me on Facebook or Twitter, as I'm sure you've already seen the picture and heard all about it. I'm sure you've seen the video I'm about to post below as well, but... I'm really excited!
My entire life I've been dreaming about the day that I'd be just where I am today. And funny enough, I didn't think it was possible to have both, a family and this opportunity I've been given. I'm playing the lead! I have babysitters! I am still working my full hours! And somehow it's working out! I have to bow down to my family (and friends) for helping me through out this entire experience: they have been so supportive, so willing to help, so loving and so accepting. Thank you to everyone who has been bending over backwards to help me live my dream. I know it's been taking up a lot of your time. I will find some way to repay you!
It still hasn't really hit me yet that this is real life! Half the time I'm crying, half the time I'm laughing--it's so overwhelming, and yet so wonderful. It's such an exhilarating feeling, finally doing what you know makes you happiest. Finally being where you belong.
My Dad said to me a while ago that he was happy for me because I would finally be in a place where people could appreciate me for what I love. It's a little funny to me. I'd always make him listen to Broadway tunes, hoping one day he'd connect to something...anything... Nope! Never happened. I'm still convinced I haven't found the right show for him ;) but back to what I was saying... For once I'm in a place where people share my interests and appreciate the same things that I do. And I'm so happy I feel like I'm going to explode.
Another thing that seems very fitting is the fact that this show speaks to me more than other show I've ever listened to and it seems to be that way for quite a few members of the cast. This show is so special.
Thank you to the cast--everyone is so beautiful and talented and kind. I'm looking forward to meeting more of you... I am enjoying every minute I spend working on this show. Thank you, Meghan and Megan, for believing in me and giving me to courage to audition. Thank you to Tim, Grant, Susan... for giving me this opportunity.
If you're in Newfoundland, the show is running from November 15-18th and tickets are on sale now at the ACC box office!
Here's a song I recorded in August--I stuck some photos from the blog behind the song. I hope you enjoy it!