Just Simple Gratitude.

Happy New Year!

I had a fantastic New Years with my family and John skiing in Lake Tahoe.  I know, I have such a hard life right?

John and me skiing in Lake Tahoe New Years Eve

As the new year opens, I have to admit I myself have not made any resolutions, nor given them any thought.  I am pretty happy with where my life is at the moment, and the only resolutions I could make (being healthy, exercising)  are ones that I work on every day.  Plus “resolutions” tend to leave a bad taste in everyone’s mouth after January.  I think I’ll just choose to maintain a healthy lifestyle.  Speaking of which, I’ve taken up running again, and my foot injuries are no where to be seen.  Keeping the fingers crossed. As John embarks on his second marathon (March 17) I am training for a half marathon.  I hope next year to complete the LA Marathon.

In terms of acting, I have to admit, things have slowed down.  But I’m not too upset about this, as it is my own choice at the moment.  I am going through a life change and perhaps adding a new career to my life, which as time unfolds, I will be more comfortable sharing.  I do however plan to continue pursuing acting in whatever capacity possible, as being an artist is incredibly important to my sanity. Hey, for example, I just did a great reading of a unpublished play at Pacific Resident Theatre called “Island of Brilliance” with fellow PRT cast members, one of them the wonderful Orson Bean.

Pacific Resident Theatre's reading of "Island of Brilliance"

I had the wonderful opportunity to play a “idiot savant” (though I’m not quite sure if that term is PC).  It was a riveting part to read.  My character loves birds and is able to recite the entire Shakespeare Cannon from memory.  She is a character full of joy and simplicity, always an amazing world to delve into.

I will be doing another reading next month, as part of a Theater Appreciation course at PRT offered for free for Senior Citizens.  I’ve found that I really enjoy it.

I am at one of the most content and happiest places in my life at the moment..I am  grateful for all that is happening around me and for the beautiful people I have encountered on my journey. For the first time in a while I feel like I know where I’m going..  I know, this is sounding like something out of a self improvement magazine.  But it’s just true.

Stay Tuned,

Mar

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