It’s that time of year to start thinking of a new year’s resolution. Knowing that I graduate in May and that, for the first time in my life, I don’t have a stable work position, I think this is the perfect time to make one!
2013 was a rough go. Not only was I completing my degree but in order to do that, I had to quit my job. In this economy, who quits a perfectly good job? Well, I did. Crazy? I don’t know, but hopefully I will find out that it wasn’t. I’m an optimistic type. During the last few months of work my grandma’s health deteriorated extremely fast. The month before I started my Student Teaching placement she passed away. I completed my placement with great scores! I then began rehearsing for my first show that I wouldn’t be able to invite my grandma to. 2014 will be a year of firsts — girst goes at things without my cheerleader.
I guess my new year’s resolution will be to allow myself to do things by myself. I need to discover the inner strength that my grandma always knew I had. I had always fallen back on her for strength to do things, whether to audition at new theatres, try for jobs I had never done, or simply that person to call on a bad day. I have begun doing small things on my own, yet I still catch myself picking up my phone and trying to call her at the end of a bad day.
Here’s to 2014 and finding the strength in each of us!