We have hit August friends. Can you believe it? I can’t. These last couple summer months flew by for me. Primarily because I had the privilege to return to my old teaching job, virtually on Zoom. Acting for Young People welcomed me back with open arms as their Musical Theater Vocal Teacher for the summer. I taught 45 songs to over 200 kids in the span of 8 weeks. As my past years doing this exact job, it was a blast! Not only did I get to teach musical theater but I got expose myself to new music that I hadn’t heard yet too! It truly was an awesome summer session and I can’t wait to see what comes this fall!
Want to know something crazy? Camp ended just on Friday and that same night I get a text from my peach friend who is developing and directing a new musical via zoom. She asks if I can join their read through the very next day to read stage directions as a favor. I said of course! Any exposure to theater I will pounce on. Then about 90 minutes before the read through is set to begin she sends me another text saying they need coverage on a few characters, so I end up reading some fun lines and stage directions. It was a wonderful few hours! I was so grateful for the opportunity. Now, as it turns out, I may be on to stay and play a few of the characters I read. You never know what’s going to come across your lap and if it seems right, just take it and run! I am so grateful for the connections and friends I’ve made these past couple years. They are truly keepers.
Now how is your world and life going? I hope well! I know we are hitting 4.5 months into quarantine life and nothing seems to look like that is going to be changing any time soon. Unfortunately we have people in this country who don’t quite understand that wearing a mask and quarantining will get us out of this pandemic much quicker than just imagining that the virus is just going to disappear. I know that it’s frustrating but keep your head up high. Keep your thoughts positive and keep being safe and trying your best to stay away from people. If you feel the need to socialize, I understand why you would, do it some where open so you can maintain social distancing and wear a mask but still have a good time! Remember, it’s ok to feel suffocated about our situation and it’s ok to feel anxious about the uncertainty of the future, but we can get through it and we can thrive even isolated in our homes. I say this to you all, but also to myself. We can do this together!