Friday, February 25, 2011

"plants are life, are you against life?"

Adventure: (noun, verb) 1. An exciting or very unusual experience. 2. Participation in exciting undertakings or enterprises. 3. A bold, usually risky undertaking; hazardous action of uncertain outcome.

I have been referring to the great migration to Utah as my adventure. But tonight I realized life is the adventure. This move is a change, a chapter. In my opinion, life should always be an exciting or unusual experience with bold and risky outcomes. Why else are we alive? To bore ourselves to death, literally?

I refer back to childhood so often in my thoughts and writings. If there is one thing theatre taught me, it is to acknowledge the cascade of wonder that we experience as a child; the feeling of the first time. The first trip to the ocean. The first day of school. The first slumber party. The first campfire. The first airplane ride. The first crush... Then as the years tally up, new experiences become quite rare. Life seemingly becomes mundane. We start to take things for granted.

It takes a major shift to shake the soul awake.

When I was a little girl, I would write scenarios on pieces of paper and hang them on my bedroom door weekly. Scenarios such as, 'three friends form a rock band and tour the entire world', or, ' a girl goes on an adventure and discovers a secret waterfall'. One day my mother was standing outside of my room, reading the dream door and said, "Why pretend when you can do it?" I have never forgotten those words. 

Maybe I don't want to make movies. Maybe I have just always wanted my life to be like one.


Thursday, February 10, 2011

"Do you boo boo, do you."

If I had considered and weighed all the possible outcomes of this move previous to leaving home, I would not have stepped into my car. Leaving was hard. I don't think I have stressed that enough. But this is an adventure I needed. There are times when I am homesick however, especially when I wish I was there for the people I love most. So cheers.

Leaving home has truly made me appreciate Maryland for what it is and who it houses. While moving to Park City has opened my eyes to a beautiful life both in sight and heart. At the hotel, I check people in from all over the country on a daily basis and I smile especially bright every time a guest is from the East.

So this is a shout out to all my East Coasters, rockin it, specifically Silver Spring, Beltsville and College Park, MD. I miss you all. I'll hold it down in Park City for a minute.

Happy Valentines Day