It's been a while. Exactly seven weeks from my last post on social media. Lots of things have happened. I have been so busy that I have had little time for much fun. Exciting things are happening with my business. I now have a part time assistant (my amazing sister) and so I will finally have a bit more time for things other than work!
The newest thing is that I'm taking an improv class in NYC. I love it. My first time taking improv and so far I totally recommend it to anyone. Even if you're not into acting. Besides it being a blast it's a great way to loosen up and feel more at ease around others.
Starting a new class is always a bit nerve racking. I wasn't super nervous going to the first class or even after arriving but when we started doing some exercises I definitely got my shy on. The point of the class is to push yourself, to be okay with being vulnerable and to just put yourself out there. Even if you think or know you'll look silly. So I did, and so did everyone else in class. It was pretty liberating. Just a safe place to build confidence.
After class I walked with a classmate. A sweet girl that I met in the elevator before I even knew in which room my class was located. We promptly realized we were headed to the same classroom. Beautiful girl. Nice energy. During our walk she told me that this is her first acting class in the last three or four years. She told me how she didn't know what to expect. I told that even tho I wasn't out of acting classes for as long as her, I too was a bit nervous about what the class was going to be like. We both agreed that it was great for improving interpersonal skills. Then we said 'bye, nice to meet you.'
I took my bus back home at Port Authority and on the ride back I was thinking about how much those couple of hours of improv compared to everyday life. I thought about how in real life, like in improv, you never know what's going to happen, how you must deal with the things that you are presented with, how at times you have zero control of what comes your way but always have total control of your reaction to it.
On this Monday I hope that you are in control of your actions and reactions. I hope that you remember that little does it matter what you have or are given to work with. That what truly matters is what you'll do with what you have right now. I'm learning to go less against what is and focus more on what it could be.
Until very soon darlings.