Hello m’fitties! How is ya’ll? Is you good?
As summer is winding down and school winds back up, I wanted to touch base with you on some of the things I’m into/doing/eating/whatnot.
—>I’m so nervous about school starting again. I just don’t know if I’m ready to throw myself into 8 hour classes (rehearsals + class time) with my beloved 15 classmates whom I love to hate and hate to love (actually this is not true; I stay out of drama in class and am usually last to hear of anything happening. There’s usually 2 cliques and then there’s me: a lonely population of 1). It’s taxing on my physically and mentally as a human being. Oh, the pros of being an acting student. #YouBetterComeToRehearsal
—>I miss yoga like nobody’s business.
—>It’s so important to take a minute to foster your creativity through song, dance, movement, meditation, drawing, or any other sort of creative outlet. Days that I start off singing loudly and dancing obnoxiously in my room are the best sort of days that leave me subconsciously smiling for the rest of the day. Gosh, couldn’t that just be everyday?!
—>Are you into musicals? Despite being an acting major, my knowledge of celebrity culture and western culture in general is very limited and there’s still musicals I’ve yet to watch, like Chicago, Hairspray, Sweeney Todd…
And I think The Lion King? I know I watched that way back when I was in grade 2 so that memory is all foggy in my mind.
Anyway, I lovelovelove SINGING BROADWAY SONGS <3 One of my go-to audition/karaoke ones is Taylor the Latte Boy, about a hot barista at Starbucks. I was overjoyed when I first heard the song and shocked to find out it didn’t belong in a musical. I honestly think it should! Check me performing this at a school Cabaret night at 5:36:
—>I’m on Tinder again…oh my goodness asdfaghjklh I never thought I’d be BACK IN THIS SQUARE ALL OVER AGAIN. Fitties–guys–this is like a repeat of last year! There are deeper reasons why and how I got back into this funk but I’ll save that for a future #HonestyUpdate youtube video.
—>Oh, and afternoon naps have been sounding quite blessed lately. I’ve been feeling a little tired mid-afternoon and I don’t know why. Once, I went to volunteer clean out someone’s basement with them, and around 5pm I passed out on their couch…ha….
—>I can’t wait for my new Life Planner to arrive.
I’ve ordered the one for 2017-2018 and I’m waiting for it to arrive, but if you’d like to customize your own you really ought to check out this link so you can get $10 off ^^
—>I’ve been reading The Worry Cure as suggested by my counselor. This book is a GAME CHANGER. It’s the best book I’ve read since The 5 Love Languages, which is another winner of my heart this year. This book is describing myself in ways I fail to describe in other ways; and it resonated with me in a way that didn’t give me cognitive dissonance, like other psychology books do. With other books, I was trying to see myself fit into the mold they were describing (the power of suggestion, as they call it, in psychology). There’s a reason for why I worry, and worrying itself is seen in an adaptive light instead of something I need to shove under a rug because it’s shameful or whatnot. I really, really suggest you get your hands on it if you’re a worry warrior or struggling with perfectionism. I’m only on chapter 2 and honestly, I’m in love.
I mean, check this passage out:
So, what’s been going on with you? Are you returning to school this September (if so what are you studying and what year)?