This past week was another crazy one to say the least. Not only were we finishing up overnight rehearsals at Disney, I was also rehearsing and performing during the day. Basically I felt like a zombie most of the time and I’m pretty sure most of the cast would agree with me.
After a rehearsal for Ricky Palomino’ss show on Monday, into an overnight and a couple hours of sleep, I went straight into our dress rehearsal on Tuesday afternoon. Then I basically did this all over again with an actual performance and tech run on Wednesday. Oh yes and not to mention I went straight to another rehearsal after the show that night. Although I did get to sleep for the majority of the day on Thursday, I still wasn’t feeling like myself. I was only able to get myself to go to an improvisational directed class by Tasha Hamilton. I knew this would help me feel more at ease and to shake off part of that fatigue – believe it or not – it truly helps.
By the way, the show was a success! Even though it felt a bit wild, it sure was an adventure of it’s own. Cameras everywhere, throwing costumes together last minute, the red carpet experience and mystical makeup; it is definitely one for the books. I am thankful to have worked with such amazing choreographers such as: Jaci Royal, Corina Kinnear, Nicole Kirkland, Matt Cady and Ricky P. It’s always fun working with and getting to know other artists, while really getting the chance to challenge yourself.
I also found a new place that I recommend you all visit! I’m constantly mentioning Blushington and DryBar as my LA favorites, while I recently discovered a place for the revitalization of your skin. Yay! It’s called Skin Laundry and is known for ‘creating glowing and healthy skin.’ Honestly it’s the newest craze out here (well in my world anyway). They give ten-minute facials. There’s no downtime and you only see results. Okay so I’m not just preaching what I’ve read about, I actually went in there to experience it for myself. I’ll admit I was kind of nervous at first, with all of the paperwork and just the thought of a laser. Although I had a great experience! It was quick, easy, and I’m already starting to see results. They do recommend you go in a few times to see your face totally improve. I just feel like with the lack of sleep and crammed schedule lately, my face definitely needed a deep cleansing.
Lately I’ve also been thinking a lot about friendship. It is just so important to me. I’ve never been one to really need people around me. As I mentioned in my last post, I’m really good at being on my own and entertaining myself often. Sometimes I just need it. I can also move on quite quickly, especially after picking up from city to city. However I have been veering a way from this seclusion (introversion) a bit more as of late. I think as a kid I always wanted to be well liked and to have a lot of different friends. For the most part I think I can get a long with people pretty well, I like to socialize and attend different events. At the end of the day though, I value the real people I have around me, who I constantly want to be in their presence.
The recent late night talks, casual dinners, long drives, and shows in the city, really have my heart stirring. It’s amazing how much this can do for you. In the end it’s all about the ones you do it with too. That is what really matters. As busy as my schedule gets, I will always find time for myself, and with those that I love.
With that being said I want to give a huge thank you to:
Brendan, Britney, Larissa, Katie, Alex, Tasha, Chris, Jill and anyone else I might be missing. Truly I don’t know what I’d do without them and especially on days like these!
‘Friendship is so weird… you just pick a human you’ve met and you’re like yep, I like this one and you just do stuff with them.’
MUAH! Have a great week 🙂