I graduated from college 10 years ago (yikes) with my degree in theatre. Not long after that my husband and I got married. A year later we welcomed our daughter Maddie into the world and spent the next few years finding our feet as a family. We had big moments and bad moments. We worked and grew together. During all of this, my passion for theatre was put to the side and looked at fondly as “something I did in college” while I focussed on my family.
Fast forward to 2020. I am in a place in my life where I can do theatre and have a solid family life. I work at a thriving community theatre and I’m fortunate enough to be consistently performing and directing since 2017.
Yet there’s this little voice in my mind that pokes it’s stupid annoying head out from time-to-time and asks, “what’s next?”. Sometimes we get so caught up in doing the next thing or achieving the next goal, that we don’t give ourselves time to celebrate the thing that just freaking happened.
So what to do I want out of 2020?
I want to LIVE in it.
I have new goals and things I want to do but right now I like this spot I’m in and I want to LIVE IN IT for a minute. I want to enjoy this season with my family and take pride in my accomplishments. I want to take time to appreciate the things I am so thankful for. I want to live my weird, messy, and really busy life to the fullest and learn to appreciate it all.