May 21, 2012

Three Things (getting back in the groove)

I hear tell that Kassie and Kristen are working on some prompts for a summer round of ReverbBroads blogging (which I tried feebly back in doubt June is just as busy, but I'd like to get back to blogging, especially since Kelsey is hounding me to...;) )

So I'll start with a meme...why not?  Kenlie's so good about these Monday prompts and all.

Apparently everyone who blogs has a "K" name. 


FMM: Three Things

1. Three of your favorite movies (OH GOD JUST THREE?!):
  • Juno
  • Remember the Titans
  • Enchanted.  (Yep. I stand by it.  PATRICK DEMPSEY YOU GUYS HE SINGS IN IT)
2. Three of your favorite things to drink: 
  • Coffee
  • Diet Coke
  • Beer
3. Three of your favorite songs (at this moment anyway): 
4. Three people who have recently been a positive influence on your life (outside of your family): 
  • Julie B. at the Campus Theatre here in Denton.  She's the Outreach Director and organizes Play Readers and Writers of Denton.  She has been so supportive of me recently in my directing endeavors, and she's so smart.  I'd actually call her my theatre mentor right now.  I love this lady.
  • Amanda.  I never get to see her because of our completely separate, busy lives, but those times we DO get to sit down and catch up?  I leave feeling refreshed.  She is completely honest and candid with me, and she is the kind of wife and mom I'd like to be some day. Love. This. Woman.
  • This is taking me too long...honestly there are so many people.  If you're reading this, you likely found me from Twitter or my FB timeline, and so you're probably included as a person who has made me smile or helped get me through a tough day.
5. Three things you to do keep yourself entertained: 
  • Read
  • Play on the internet (I keep thinking I'll grow out of this...)
  • Clean my house. Since some home renovations, I'm obsessed with it.
6. Three things you’re attracted to in the opposite sex: 
  • Compassion
  • Talent
  • Sense of humor
7. Three things you love about yourself: 
  • My hair
  • My sense of humor
  • My ever-growing self-awareness
8. The last three people who text messaged you: 
  • Kelsey
  • My husband
  • The two pals that I'll be carpooling with for the next month for Oklahoma!
9. Three things you’re looking forward to this week: 
  • Starting Oklahoma! rehearsals at Lyric Stage.
  • My husband's students' spring recital.
10. Three wishes specifically for yourself…What are they? (Be selfish, and be honest.)
  • I wish I had smaller thighs/longer legs.
  • I wish we had more money.
  • I wish I had some cheese fries.
11. Three of your favorite quotes: - 
12. Three of your biggest fears:
  • Not leaving a legacy on this earth/not making a difference
  • Spiders crawling on me while I sleep.
  • A Kardashian holding a political office.
13. Three of your favorite TV shows: 
  • Everybody Loves Raymond
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • The Office
14. Three of your favorite things to purchase when you’re shopping. 
  • Sundresses
  • Books/Records
  • Candy
15. Three things that you enjoyed last week:
  • Drinking on a Tuesday night (a questionable decision, actually) with my bestie
  • Finding Barry Manilow's Greatest Hits on vinyl for $0.99
  • Eating Mexican food with my husband instead of cooking like we should have
16. Three things that you always have in your bag or close to you if you’re not a purse kind of person. 
  • Water bottle
  • iPhone
  • Journal
17. Three types of food that you wouldn’t want to give up. 
  • Pizza
  • Oreos
  • Peanut butter!!!
18. Three things you do to enjoy burning calories: 
  • Running/Walking with my pup
  • Elliptical (no really, I like it!)
  • Sex
19. Three things you dislike about blogging:
  • Feeling like I have to keep up with it ALL THE TIME
  • Inadvertently creating a "persona" that I can't break away from and that I feel defines/should define me...
  • ...and then ultimately feeling like a giant poser/flake.
20. Three ways blogging has changed your life: 
  • I've met some AWESOME people...some of whom have made a giant impact on me as a person...some even IN REAL LIFE.
  • I've learned (or am still learning) how to censor what I put "out there" without actually censoring myself.
  • I've learned how to waste time like a pro.

May 17, 2012

Turning Point

I’ve come to realize lately that there is a turning point in every strange situation in which we find ourselves.

I use “strange” because I don’t necessarily want to use the word “bad” or “awkward” or “stressful,” or anything that has a definitively negative connotation. Sometimes a time in our lives is just…strange. Different. Something that keeps us awake at night with its insistent nagging at our brains or our hearts. Or both.

But these are never permanent. At least not in my experience. Each has lasted a different amount of time, but there’s always a turning point…a crossroads, if you will…that will either lead us deeper into strange or into a clearer state of mind.

A way out.

Sometimes it’s glaringly obvious, but other times it’s something small. Surprising, even. And then, before you know it, you’re sleeping peacefully again and the tightness in your chest has loosened and you forgot just how good it felt to fill your lungs completely with the fresh, clean air of clarity.