Monday, May 24, 2010

No Place Like Home

Well, it's not campus or even Spokane, but my room finally feels like a place in which to live, not just occupy space.  I'll take some pictures in the morning when it's all sunny and pretty.  For now, I'm rocking the mood lighting thanks to a strand of tween-ish lights my little sister handed up to me, multi-shade green Thai cotton yarn lights, and a parchment & wood lamp I bought in one of the Chiang Mai night markets. :)  It's lovely.

Not so much luck in the job market yet, but it's the end of the weekend, so hopefully things will pick up tomorrow.  For now, I'm sending out feelers for everything from music lessons, to manual labor, to nannying...and every random thing I can find on craigslist (thanks Jess).  Don't worry--I'm being safe.  No posting of personal info or baiting creepy old men.  I've seen the news.

Tomorrow, I'm getting a full-body massage for the first time since Christmas, and it's going to be AMAZING.  The woman has hands of steel. :)

Love you all.  Sweet dreams.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Mushing for Gold in the Sahara

Day 2 of post-grad life: VERY blah.  I'm still trying to make sense of my crazy over-crowded bedroom, and now that my summer job fell through, my primary task is to find work.  Stat.  I'm throwing out all my feelers: voice lessons, piano lessons, Blockbuster, babysitting, mowing lawns... pretty much anything that pays.

It's hard to feel accomplished when the rug is pulled out from under me and I'm left wondering what to do.  Yes, I have two bachelors degrees.  But they're in music and theatre.  In Yelm, that's like being an Iditarod musher whose task is to traverse the Sahara--the sled skills are cool, but totally unappreciated and not immediately useful.  Better luck in New York? ;)

The job hunt begins in the morning.  Wish me luck!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Accountability: Just the Ticket

I promised my girlfriends back at Whitworth that I would keep a blog of my adventures this summer.  Admittedly, it's nice to know they're holding me accountable to the task.  I think I'll follow through with things more effectively if I put them down in writing for all the world to see! 

My flight for New York City leaves bright and early June 16.  I'll be in The Big Apple until September 1, and while I'm there, here are a few things I plan to accomplish:
  • Take a voice lesson with David Sabella Mills (recommended to me by my fantastic voice teacher, Patti)
  • Check out Actors' Equity, the union for people in my line of business
  • Network
  • Go to as many open call auditions as I can find
  • Get a free ticket to a taping of SNL
  • Sleep in the sunshine in Central Park
At this point, I'm still transitioning from life at Whitworth to life at home for a few weeks, but plans for New York are already flying around in this head of mine.  I'm practically bursting with excitement!  More details soon!