Thursday, January 14, 2010
Til we meet in Glocca Morra...
This week marks the final week of performances of Finian's Rainbow. This show has been such a journey for me, and its coming to a bittersweet end.
I found the job after months of endless searching, and it was perfectly timed. It was to be my first Broadway show in a company management capacity.
Now, after months of pouring blood, sweat and tears (Quite literally, tears...) it is to perform its last performance this coming Sunday. I will be sad to see it go. I was fortunate enough to enjoy the show I was working on (which is not always the case in company management-land) and I do have to say I met some very awesome people along the way.
There were lessons learned and wisdom imparted.
Number were crunched and tickets sold.
Unfortunately, just not enough...
Now I have the next journey of my life awaiting me: Unemployment.
I've been on this adventure before and I know I'm in for a bumpy ride. I'm actually quite looking forward to have a bit of time off in the beginning. Lord knows I could use a break, and I'm looking forward to having *GASP* two days off in a row. It's the third, fourth, fifth, etc.... that I'm worried about! But honestly, I'm looking forward to getting some stuff done that I've been putting off. I'm going to visit my sister in California. I'm going to get to be in Trisha's wedding without worrying about how much time off I'm taking. I'm finally going to take down the fruit wallpaper trimming my bedroom and paint it to look like an adult lives there. Hell, I might even dust off my paper writing abilities and start working on my thesis. I know, I know... Let's see what actually gets accomplished! But, I have high hopes. I mean, I can't go into this situation assuming that I'm going to fail, right?
Of course, I would toss all of these plans aside in a SECOND if I were to be offered a job.
I think another reason I'm kind of going into this period of unemployment with a bit of a heavy heart is because of my impending birthday. I know, I know, its six months away... But it's a big one.
The last official birthday in my 20s. It's starting to wig me out.
But, I'm sure there will be more on that subject later as the date rapidly approaches.
Honestly, I know everything is going to be okay. It's worked out before and it will work out again and almost always in a way that I never would have suspected.
I just need to remember to "Look to the Rainbow..."