Hey hey hey!
I know, I know… it’s been a month… my longest hiatus ever… you’re probably all really worried about me. Especially since I’m usually on the cusp of some sort of nervous breakdown.
But I’m fine!
(hehehe she laughs crazily)
I’ve just been really busy sort of rejigging life things and didn’t have any quick Daze & Weekes ideas to throw out at you. And I still don’t! But I thought I’d better check in regardless.
What has gone down in May while I’ve been away from the Pressing of Words?
As some of you kind souls who signed up to/were forced to be on the mailing list for my music website already know, I’ve had to shut down that site this month. I just can’t financially justify renewing the license for another year with so little interest. I decided I need to move on and focus on other things…. until I strike it rich and can hire proper equipment and musicians! That’s said, I might share the odd song on here. Thank you so much, those of you who have been soooooo sososososo nice and supportive!
In the words of Lafayette…
Moving on (sob), I’ve been doing a lot of actoring this month, which is great. Like, GREAT. I was cast in a short play at the end of the month (omg it’s in 4 days now!), and lovely Helen of the Beasties has been helping me get into my Irish character. Thank you, Helen! Perhaps you will be treated to my excellent (bahaha) Irish accent in a future vlog post.
(Speaking of Ireland, it turns out that my favourite fantasy fiction writer Tammie and favourite Beastie maker Helen met up earlier this month in Dublin! You can check out some of their adventures (without me, ahem) here! Not jealous at all…)
Anyway, it has certainly been a change of pace to have somewhere to be every evening after a long day at the office. But no matter how drained I feel from social services, I am somehow imbued with a supernatural second-wind-strength when I step into the rehearsal room.
That said, it has additionally been unacceptably busy at work. Don’t they know I have lines to learn and blogs to catch up on?!
Some of you might care to know that Jane and Edward have celebrated their 6th birthday this month. 6 years! I honestly have trouble remembering life before them. Did I exist? Did I talk out loud to myself? How did I keep warm? What did I do at night (sleep) when I wasn’t getting up every hour to feed Edward? Was my life void of all love and happiness? Did my black clothes (all my clothes) not have white cat hair all over them? Did water-filled glasses and paperback books go lying around unmolested in my flat?
I have also been to Kew Gardens with the fam, the Keats House with Cordelia, and to see THE ROLLING STONES with my brother — all worthy of their own blog posts… but will I manage?! Only time will tell!
It’s looking like I shan’t come up for air until the end of June–a moment that I am not particularly eagerly anticipating. I’m not looking forward to cutting the CSSD apron strings when my second course finishes up. It’s particularly nice as an actor to have some sort of reliable weekly source of…. acting. Outside of classes, it’s a lonely meandering profession, always looking for the next gig. But, I guess that’s when you have to make your own opportunities! Sooooooo I’d better suddenly turn into a go-getter!
BUT June still has a number of actor-y events to keep me motivated. Those dreaded new headshots are finally occurring at the beginning of the month, and I shall be signing up the casting website, I think. July – September is a dead zone for classes, but it looks like things start back up in October.
Chekhovian theory (Michael, not Anton) has sparked my interest this time around, and it turns out that the Chekhov studio in London is IN MY NEIGHBOURHOOD! I had my eye on an eight week series that starts in October…. however, it appears now that the director of the studio suffered multiple heart attacks in April and has now suspended all future courses!!!! Lordy! I hope he is able to access the Chekhovian ‘sense of ease’ in his recovery! I guess I need to research a Plan B!
Okay, that’s probably enough about me for now! I’d better get cracking on all those to-dos and let your get on with your Sundays!
How has your May been? Any exciting outings or revelations? I’d love to hear about your life in the comments!!
Peace and love.