I’m a busy person.
This is not a secret or mystery, by any means. I work two jobs, I go to school full-time, and I volunteer with the AgChat Foundation. And I’m usually a “grab life by the horns” kind of girl. If there’s an opportunity to get involved, usually I’ll take it.
Tonight, I found myself auditioning for a series of mini-plays that our school’s theatre directing class puts on. These 10-15 minute plays serve as the finals for the students in the directing class. You can audition for as many or as few as you like. It’s been a tradition of mine to do these plays, known as “One-Acts”, and I’ve always enjoyed the experiences and friendships I’ve gained throughout. Two of my best friends were met through One-Acts. I auditioned for seven different One-Acts tonight, which is a fairly normal number.
When I checked the cast lists tonight, I found that my name was not included. I was sad, for a moment. Then I realized something: I’ve been burnt out on the things I’m passionate about lately, how could I possibly imagine taking on something so time-consuming and stressful as a short-term acting gig? I have to consider my priorities, and the things that have normally been at the top of the list have become scattered, unattended-to, and often forgotten. Even this blog, which I have a great emotional attachment to, has got without an update for too long.
This is a nice wake-up call.
I need to find my voice again. I need to find my feet and start walking back into the right direction. I’ve been a poor blogger, agvocate, and social media enthusiast.
It’s time to re-establish my priorities.
Thank you, theatre-disappointment, for reminding me what I’m truly passionate about.