7 Feet Tall

I get married in 3 days. 3 DAYS! This is such an exciting time in my life. And after months of agonizing, of worrying and, yes, stress related breakouts – I am ecstatic. This weekend is going to be awesome!

The thing is, to allow myself to fully enjoy this amazing time in my life, I’ve had to let go of something important to me. Well, not exactly let go, but set aside temporarily. I’ve decided that for the month of September I’m not going to act. This has been hard for me because so much of what I identify myself with is this wild pursuit of acting. Constantly doing. Constantly being available for auditions, plays, classes, readings, networking opportunities. Do you know how weird it is to not check the breakdowns 3 times a day? It’s like a big gaping hole in my day.

But secretly, I’m pretty okay with this choice. It’s weird, sure, but it’s not bad. It’s fun and unusual to focus on something other than acting. My life is fuller than ever. After all, your professional growth mirrors your personal growth. And right now, I’m personally growing 7 feet tall.

In the end, I don’t think this month long sabbatical will be such a bad thing, in fact, the next couple of weeks are going to rock.