Saturday, September 12, 2015

Getting the Fire Back

I miss writing for fun. This is a strange thing to say at a strange time, but I really feel like I have lost my love of sharing theatre through my blog posts. As is evident by my lack of posting. I’ve been to New York twice since I last posted about a show I saw on Broadway. The past THREE times I’ve been I’ve only written about one show. That, in and of itself, is sad for me. A show that was the BROADWAY DEBUTE for one of my favorite Idiots didn’t even get a review on my page.

Sure, I still write and review for Nashville’s page, but I feel like all the fun I used to have reading about theatre and then sharing my thoughts on what was going on in the theatrical world has just fallen away.

And the truth is: I want to get that back.

I’m not sure how it’s going to happen, but my life is changing on a regular basis now. I’m finding new things out about myself. I’ve been stressed and unstressed and destressed and totally stressed in so many ways since I made the choice to move to Nashville. I’ve moved twice. I’ve gotten pets, I’ve lost one. I’ve found new friends, I’ve been to concerts, I’ve spent time learning a city that has become one of my favorite on the planet (ranking right up there with NYC itself).

I have a list of things I want to accomplish in the next 12 months. It is not set in stone, but everything on it centers around doing new things and experiencing new things. Stepping out on a limb and taking a chance. I want my love of sharing theatre to be a part of that. While it’s not new, I feel like it needs a kick in the pants.

I can’t promise I’ll go back to regular blogging on this page….but I can’t promise that I won’t either. I have a few things floating around in my head that I hope to make it to paper (or word document) and then later onto my blog. I’m crossing my fingers and letting some things push me to get my head, and my writing, back in the game.

I’m interested in the Deaf West production of Spring Awakening that just began previews. I’m curious, as is everyone who is breathing, about Hamilton. I’m intrigued by this new musical adaptation of Amelie happening in Berkeley. I’m generally behind in what’s going on in the West End, and need to get caught up on that.

Expect to hear some opinions from me soon, expect to see some show reviews (I have a trip or two planned very soon) from me that are outside of Nashville, and let’s hope I can keep up my goal of getting my fire lit again. I’m tired of writing because I sort of feel like I have to. I want to get back to writing because I want to share my thoughts and experiences with you. Let’s see what happens. Let’s see how things change in the next few months. Stick with me, and I’ll do my best to live up to my “theatre geek” title. 

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