Monday, January 11, 2010

New Year, New Stuff

So much has been happening over the last few days, and it is very exciting!
I have come to accept that WG is going through a particularly difficult phase. We can't magically make it stop, we can't fix it, we can only struggle through it, together. And as hard as it is on me and Hubby, it is 1,000 times more difficult for her. And she's just a wee girl! When those big, fat tears start rolling down her sweet face, it's all I can do to not break down and cry myself.
But, like everything, this, too, shall pass.

I went to a voiceover class yesterday, taught by a woman who has been in the industry for 30 years, owns her own studio, and wrote THE BOOK on the industry. And it was a 180 degree difference from the other VO class I took. I left that one feeling discouraged and wanting to get away as fast as possible. (Especially when they called me up and said "You have so much potential! Come to Los Angeles to take our $3,000, 2-week course!" I left yesterday's class feeling excited, happy, and eager to learn. (And the core curriculum is about $2500 LESS!) So I'm gonna go for it! They also have improv workouts every Sunday, open to anyone. You go, pay $10, and do improvisation for 3 hours. I used to do a lot of improv, and was thinking about getting back into it. Now I can, for $10!!!!! Woo-hoo! (It also gives me something to focus on other than my weight.)

I've also started getting rid of more STUFF. Giving books to the library, clothes to various organizations (like the jeans I haven't worn since early '03!), DVDs to the library, Amazon trade-in (which is AWESOME!), e-bay, craigslist, etc. I'm not using them, and if someone else can, then they should have them. Mind you, it's going to be a looooooong process...I haven't even started on the stuff in our storage space, lol! But, like they say, every journey begins with a single step.
Or something like that.

I've been off of work since Thursday. I also haven't worked out. I've been taking naps. Feeling a tad under the weather, so just taking it easy. And, as much as I enjoy working out, I must say that I've enjoyed this respite, as well. 'Cause naps RULE! And I'll get back to my workouts once I'm feeling up to snuff.

Trying to focus more on spiritual things. Like having compassion and respect for others. Worrying less about the size of my tummy and more about the people around me.
"Trying" being the operative word here.

And, finally, the new season of "Doctor Who" will be on BBC America, rather than SyFy. Which means we don't have to wait until 6 months after it airs in the U.K. We'll pretty much get it at the same time!!!! New year, new series, new actor playing The Doctor. Should be fun, and I can't wait!!!!!!!


Charlotte said...

Congrats on the voiceover class! Sounds like things are working out really well. Love your Zen attitude:)

NeverSayDiet said...

i don't take naps anymore because I'm always so hyper (I'm sure this will all change when kids enter the fray) but you're right - naps are SOOOOOOO wonderful. What a feeling to be reading on a Saturday afternoon, and start dozing off, and just put the book down and drift off for an hour or two...