Summer: Time for Work. Time for Play

Summer has always been my favorite season. When I was a kid the reasons were obvious: no school, warm weather, my August birthday. The unrelenting humidity of Orlando and New York City, the two cities I’ve lived and worked in since becoming an adult, made it less fun. I longed for the mild, sparkling green summer in the Pacific Northwest. Lucky for me, I get a second chance at those days of my childhood. And I get to share it with two of the people I love the most – my husband and son. 

We’ve basically pushed the reset button on our life. New kid. New state. New home. New acting market. New real estate business. It’s a touch luxurious to have this opportunity and I’d love nothing more than to have a carefree summer of sprinkler games and popsicles, but I have work to do. My husband and I are building a new business from the ground up and there’s a huge learning curve. I’m getting to know the ins and outs of what it means to be an actor in Seattle. Most days I only have time to work during nap time. It’s not easy – and it’s going a lot slower than I would like. I’m often frustrated. But I am getting a little bit done every day; building momentum, knowledge and experience with each baby step.

And that time when my son’s awake? I’m going to soak it up as much as I can.

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