Hey there stranger!
It has been a long while since I have had the chance to sit and do my little writing thing. Why?
I ventured on a journey over the past few months. I took on the female lead in a local play; written by a local play write, Tom Kline. The story was pulled from the author’s personal experience expecting his first child. Yep, I played a young married girl expecting.
As a mom, I got to relieve many many moments of being pregnant. As a divorcee, I got to recall the fights, love, and tales of that adventure into parenthood. Let me say it was tough! Many times the directors would comment on my somewhat lack of emotions in a scene. Little did they know the effort I was having to put forth just to get words out. That the stoic face was a boundary blocking the world away from the flood gate of emotions raging deep inside. The stinging lines of words once uttered in real life bombarded at you over and over and over as you rehearse the scene day after day.
As the stage lights turned on that opening night though, things settled. I was ready to open up to the world a side no one but my ex had seen. To showcase on stage the experiences, though not all accurate to my story, but the feeling, emotion, etc was there. And like that I stepped into a new place.
I felt some isolation melt away. I had exposed fears, trials, my heart as best I could while keeping true to the character I was actually playing.
The release was needed.
So I apologize for the lack of words or encouragement or connection. Yet it was a season of self examination and growth but learning it’s ok.
Can’t be a proper oily post with mention to an oil 😉
Young Living has an oil called release and its diffusing right now in my office as I write this. I highly recommend that you reach for this little bottle of delightful and soothing scent if you know there are parts of your story you need to let go.
You are love.
You are beautiful.