This week, I had the opportunity to reconnect with a couple of old friends that I haven’t seen in 10 years. I was attending From A to DD at the PIT Loft. This play was written, and stars, Mandy Murphy, a friend of mine who served on the Thespian Club Board with me in high school. (It runs for two more Sundays, and if you get a chance, you should check it out! You can purchase tickets by clicking here.) While waiting in the lobby, who should appear, but Barbara Thorne-Thomsen who graduated from RHS with me back in ’07! I actually think she was there first, but hey. Just go with it. It was really great to reconnect with her and reminisce a little, especially since I won’t be attending my reunion next week.
It is crazy to me how many people I know that have ended up in New York for one reason or another. I haven’t had the chance to connect with all my people, yet, but I hope to soon. The more people you connect with, the more people you have on your team, and I think we can all benefit from having more people on our team. So hey! If you’re in New York, and we haven’t seen each other in a while (or even if we saw each other yesterday), call or message me. I’d love to be on your team.
In any endeavor, it’s important to have people to support you. People you can lean on, who you know will celebrate with you when you succeed, be a shoulder to cry on when you fail, and will encourage you when you feel like giving up. You can find support in many people, and on a personal note, I know that I have support from my family (and close friends), but also, most especially, from my husband, Kendall.
We celebrated our 3rd anniversary this week, and he took the day off so we could spend it together. It was really nice for us to have the time to really reconnect and check in with each other. We got to go to Coney Island, which was pretty empty, since it’s October, and it was the middle of the week, but we got to see the Atlantic Ocean (which is REALLY cold) and stand on the shore. It was really peaceful, and gave us both a sense of gratitude for each other and for where we are in our lives.
Moving to New York was a big, scary, exciting decision that Kendall and I made together. And in the 7 months that we’ve been here, we have both been the support-er and the support-ed. Times got really tough, but we were able to work through them together, and now we’re closer than ever.
My hope for you, friends, is that you find your support system, and use them. Whether it’s your parents, your best friends, or your significant other, be there. Be on each other’s team. Be their support, and let them be yours.
P.S. For those of you on the edge of your seat regarding my Commercial Class, I’ve decided to complete the whole class before making any sort of comment about it. But know that I’m really enjoying it, and looking forward to tomorrow’s class!