Hello my virtual friends. Apologies for being so MIA. I feel a bit like a duck these days, calm and cool on the surface of the water but paddling like crazy underneath. Hence the quiet. I’ll be back soon, I promise! I have so many things to tell you. (Side note: Even when I’m quiet here, I’m often still pretty actively posting pictures and snippets from our lives on Twitter and Instagram, so follow me there!)
In the meantime (AS IF I needed one more thing to add to my plate), 2 friends have recently sent me the link to auditions for this show, Listen to Your Mother. They are coming up in a few weeks. I actually don’t know much about the show, but apparently it is “a national series of original live readings shared locally on stages and globally via social media“. They are looking for moms who have a piece of writing they’d like to share to audition by reading it aloud.
Those of you who have been reading for a long time know that theater, and performing (mostly musical theater, but I’ll take what I can get), is in my blood. It’s what I thought I was going to do with my life (but am now VERY glad I didn’t). I love to be on that stage, though it’s been years since I was.
When I saw the link for the audition, my heart skipped a beat.
But then my next thought was “but I don’t have anything to read”.
Of course, that’s just crazytalk. Because isn’t THIS WHOLE BLOG something I could read? I write little tiny stories every day. Err, I used to write them every day. Now I write them like twice a week, but hey, who’s counting.
So I’m asking you for a favor. Do you have a favorite blog post, story or topic that I’ve written about? Do any of my posts stick out in your mind as funny, sad, poignant, beautiful, worthy of being read in front of an audience? I’m not [just] fishing for compliments, I am really struggling with what I have to offer this series. I really, really, really want to try.
If nothing else, preparing and auditioning will pull me out of my comfort zone like whoa. So, help a sister out?