Thursday, September 16, 2010

Before and Now!

Organized Book Addiction!

Preparing the Book Addiction for Transport

And yes, I've heard of the Kindle...but I am old school and love the real deal.  I LOVE books!  What can I tell you?  I'm not ashamed of this hardcore obsession.  The bad news about being a bookaholic is it makes things quite difficult when you are trying to move.  Doesn't make me love them any less though.


Books. Are. Heavy.  Books are cumbersome.  But books are life!  I have owned many of these lovelies for years and years and years.  I have schlepped them back and forth across this wonderful country of ours multiple times.  And we go again. 

Believe it or not, I minimized as much as I could.  Donated 6 supersized shopping bags full of my lovely, precious, amazing books to my local Friends of the Library Bookshop.  Passing the love around.  But the rest...these stay with me. 

I will try to refrain from acquiring any new additions in the near future....but honestly?  I can't promise anything.  Not when it comes to my beloved books.  It's better than being addicted to cheeseburgers though, isn't it?  Well?  Isn't it?

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Take a deep breath and LEAP!

I am too exhausted and full of angst to clearly express anything resembling coherence. So I shall turn to none other than Mr. Henry David Thoreau who agreed to help me out with today's post:

"happiness is like a butterfly:
the more you chase it
the more it will elude you.
but if you turn your attention
to other things, it will come
and sit softly on your shoulder..."
~henry david thoreau
I shall heed this advice. And turn my attention North...

Monday, September 6, 2010

Interview with Stage Directions Magazine

I was fortunate enough to be asked by Stage Directions Magazine and writer Lisa Mulcahy to be interviewed for a piece called "Keeping Up the Pace."

It's a great piece providing advice for actors who find themselves in a long run of a show and need to keep the motivation alive.  Other experts in the field are also quoted. 

It's a well-written article.  Thanks Lisa!  And thank you to Stage Directions Magazine!  Hope you enjoy the read!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Embracing Change...

September. It's always been a special month for me ever since I was a little kid. This particular month always represented a new year to me--even more than January. September brings a new school year. The Jewish New Year. My birthday. So many reasons to start anew.

And now here we are again. Another September and change is upon me. Major change. It took a lot of kicking up my heels before I finally was able to settle down, turn down the noise in my head, and listen to my heart. And as I listened, I realized that change was nothing to fear. It is challenging to say the least, and a bit scary, but once I was able to make my decision, I felt like a huge weight had been lifted off my chest. I'm not afraid. I'm excited for what may await me, and I know it won't be easy, but change rarely is. That's how we learn and grow.

This year I embrace September. With all the opportunities it brings for new beginnings. It's a new chapter for me, and I look forward to seeing how the story will unfold.

Happy Fall everyone! Happy Harvest! Happy Rosh Hashanah in the year of 5771! Happy new School Year! And Happy Birthday to all September-born (including me!)
Embrace the change...