I’m on Month Two of my lifelong promise to myself that I will get into better physical shape, be a better student & friend, and make a conscious effort to be a more well-rounded person.
It’s going well; I’ve kind of gotten off to a rocky start. I’ve stopped smoking altogether (which is a yay!), my body is currently fighting off a sickness, but I know it will all only get better from here. I’ve started writing again, and reading books that are NOT plays. My triumphant return to literature? “Rewrites: A Memoir” by Neil Simon. Now, it IS straight-up literature. So what if it’s about theatre? Baby steps. My friend Kristie also lent me Simone de Beauvoir’s “The Ethics of Ambiguity” as well. I’ve read the first couple of pages, and I have to admit, I’m slightly hooked. She’s got a lot of good points.
The only thing about keeping up with my reading is that I am currently balls-deep in homework, which doesn’t help anyone on any level - it just makes me more stressed out, which is okay for the moment. I’m loving my writing class, even if all we’re working on for the semester is one 10-page research paper? I get to delve into history of the homosexual, dating back to pre-Stonewall times. This is something I’ve always found intriguing, so I’m excited to start looking into that.
I’m currently playing another servant role in a Moliere piece - this makes servant number two in French farce! The role: Basque. Number of lines: 6. But I’m in the show with some of my closest friends, and working with Len again is a dream come true. He’s really taking my role and giving me so many more activities than the 6 lines call for. It’s truly a pleasure to be able to make a character out of practically nothing and breathe so much life into him that he fills the stage with energy.
One of the coolest things about my life right now is that I’m still only twenty years old. I’m closer to my family than ever. Music fills my life every day. Drama still fills my day. I’m making new friends. Reconnecting with old ones. Losing others. I find a way to rise above it all. I’m extremely excited to travel and explore what life has in store for me. Plans are becoming more solid, so by next year when I graduate college (?!?!?!), I’ll be set and BOOM. Explode all over.
I’m still a regular, smilin’, dandy fool. Nothing can change that. No matter how hard you try, you can’t take that away from me.
Next Issue: The Money Saving Adventures of Angle Boy. I’ll let you know in 6 months. ‘Til then, I’ll just continue to read, work out, and make college kid decisions. 21 in 3 months, 21 days. Ironic.