Posts from the Past

I made a picture link to Halcyon’s blog today (on the sidebar!) and discovered 3 posts that I had already written. I only remembered ONE about the first time I took off clothes for a show (see “Naked” below).

I wrote the posts in November 2010 and January 2011, and it’s pretty cool to revisit what I was thinking about and exploring at the time. I still lived in Chicago and re-adjusting to being single for the first time in over four years. I was doing Trickster and then taking on the lead in Iphigenia. I hadn’t heard of Chinglish yet or even dreamed about Broadway, let alone considered moving to New York! I had a vague and distant intention of LA at best, but I guess a lot can happen in two and a half years.

Eating dumplings in Taipei, December 2010.

Eating dumplings in Taipei, December 2010.

Holy cow, has it only been 2.5 years since then?! Oh the men I’ve gone through. Just kidding. Or AM I?

Regardless, the point I’d like you to focus on is the realization that no matter how “slump-y” I may feel at the moment, I’m actually very pleased with the acting-related things I’ve done since these posts: Soul Samurai, Chinglish, moved to New York City, Chinglish on Broadway, got commercial and legit agents I LOVE working with, joined SAG (now SAG-AFTRA), first network TV credits, finished UCB’s improv classes & now playing on indie teams,…and that doesn’t even include meeting Woody Allen! I mean, not bad for two and a half years, right?

But what’s perhaps even more amazing is all of the wonderful people that I’ve met and become friends with (in addition to my already AWESOME pool of friends) and how much FUN I’ve had during that time! Thinking of all the laughs, growing experiences, and ridiculous adventures we’ve shared makes it even more difficult to believe it’s been less than 3 years…I’m feeling really, really fortunate right now.

So without further ado, here are the links to the three posts (with their starting sentences) I wrote on Halcyon’s blog:

November 17, 2010: Diving In

I meant to write this blog entry 3 weeks ago after the Trickster read-through, but Life took over between Stir-Friday Night’s 15-year anniversary revue Bubble Tea Party! (Happy quinceañera, SFN!”) and being in a wedding (Congrats, Stephanie & Jason!) and well, you know how Life gets. I’ll start by saying that I had some “concerns” after read-through Tuesday…

November 18, 2010: Naked

We had our first rehearsal for the love/sex scene between the Swan Woman and Coyote tonight. It’s only about a page long but warranted an hour of rehearsal time. When I was stretching and going over my lines, questions like “what are we going to do for a whole hour?” and “am I forgetting about another scene we have?” floated around my head. And suddenly the thought “we’re getting naked today” interrupted…

January 20, 2011: Where to Begin? 

I’ve had several impulses to blog about Trickster (and having to miss all of December’s rehearsal process to be in Taiwan for my grandfather taking ill and passing) and Iphigenia…(a rave fable) now in rehearsals but I didn’t do anything and now my brain is clogged with a tangle of ideas. So I’ll just start with what’s going on right now: I’m overwhelmed. Tony mentioned after rehearsal yesterday and today that I looked like my brain exploded and it’s a possibility…

I’m usually the kind of person that writes or journals to get ideas out in the moment, but don’t often reread what I’ve written later. But perhaps I should start…at least every 2.5 years. Maybe I’ll set a “take inventory of life experiences” google calendar alert.

With Iggy today, June 6, 2013. New York City.

With Iggy today, June 6, 2013. New York City.

I’m really glad I did today.