***I've been writing this post for 2 months. I had no idea what to say.***
I've survived ONE WHOLE YEAR!
Wow. I can't believe it's been a year. This is going to be a long post, so buckle up, folks! It either feels like I've lived here for 12 years or like I just got off the plane yesterday. Either way, thank goodness it's finally stopped snowing.
The last year has been a year of incredible growth, self discovery, and adventure.
My last semester of college we made a 5 year plan and a mission statement. 3 months after making the 5 year plan, I completely abandoned it. Now, after being here for a year, I realized I am EXACTLY where I said I'd be in my 5 year plan! Lol, basically my 5 year plan was rooted in comedy and film, stating that I'd move to NYC, take improv classes, and do a bunch of standup and improv shows... which is... Golly gee that's what I'm actually doing! It's silly, but sometimes it really does take a series of left turns to find the road you're actually supposed to be on was the road you were taking in the beginning anyway. I'm also very thankful for the mission statement that I made that year, I talk about it so damn much, but it has fully shaped the path I'm on and I actually base a lot of decisions I make on that mission statement. Who knew college could be so helpful? Lol speaking of, this year those good ol' college loans hit me. Fuck.
Here is a list of things I've accomplished (or have just happened) this year, because everybody loves a fuckin' list.
-I signed with a manager!
-I have auditioned for Broadway productions, major network TV shows, and if I think about every audition I have done in NY in total this year I might black out.
-I have done stand-up at The Stand, Broadway Comedy Club, The Standing Room, The PIT, and I have done a medley of open mics and will continue to do so.
-I'm taking classes at The PIT and UCB! I have a diversity scholarship with UCB and am continuing to intern at The PIT.
-I've performed a whole bunch of improv! I'm on an indie improv team (The Golden Hour), I perform with the PIT Workstudies and Blunderbuss.
-I started writing! This one is super exciting. I'm writing movies, sketch, you name it! This one is super exciting and I have never wrote anything before, but I'm stoked to keep doing it.
-I performed a workshopped version of my one woman show! A short version of it that I am continuing to work on, but I am fully in the swing of working on the show and I can't wait to do it again!
-I am now on the hunt for an agent.
-I'm beginning to do voice-over work and dipping my toes into that field!
-I've done a few photoshoots around the city.
-Basically have rebranded myself completely and had a fresh start with all my marketing!
-I finally bought a bed!
-I have friends now!
-I have jobs that I'm settled at and work at consistently.
-Have started to go waste free as much as possible!
Goodness gracious. The past year has been such a whirlwind that I didn't write half of the things I've done. I'm tired lol.
Anyway, I've been here for a year. HOORAY!!!