Week Color Green

Howdy there everyone,

September 9,2018

I hope that you are off to adventures that are helping you find gladness and joy wherever you currently are in life. Currently, I feel I am, though the big idea here is that during this current adventure again, I am faced with making decisions, hard decisions.

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I love the city. Being here everyday makes me so cheerful. 🙂

To start, simply, one thing we all do in life is choose various paths all the time. A small decision can change your life in a moment or down the line. A big decision of course can do the same. I do think that the fact that the same size of an outcome can occur with a small or big decision can end up being the same, shows that no decision is really going to fall under small or big, maybe it just depends on our priorities.

Just this past week I made one of those decisions. Was it difficult? Yes. Perhaps the decision can be based more upon how easy or not so easy it was to make the choice. This decision was not easy.

While I have stated before, I am going to college for theatre. Last year I was working in an office in my own personalized cubicle in a cubicle office neighborhood saving money while continuing to do community theatre so I could achieve and adventure out into the world of pursuing theatre professionally this year. Well I am here and my auditon last week I mentioned in my prior post went well.

The director of the show was even hopeful I had optionally prepared a monologue for him to hear and see me perform. I did not as I was not so sure I’d be auditioning anyway due to fear. Not fear of the stage, not fear I’m not good enough, but other fears. I’d be driving in an insane amount of traffic 5 days a week, I’d be going to class, work and then at the theatre the majority of the week leaving my sleep schedule to go haywire and my life outside of my passions to be almost diminished. I would be driving crazy amounts of time all week. I also would have less time to do what makes my heart relax; enjoying nature, working out, being with my friends and other plain old fun happenings.

I was not ready to put my life outside of school, work and my theatre passion away or maybe I’ll never be if it leads to this type of schedule that I may have been partaking in.

Neverthless, I got a callback.

The fact that the theatre I would be performing at is a famous theatre in a famously known theatre location where I attend school was holding me into the fact that if I DID get a part it could lead to an exciting and not often received experience at my age, lead to new opportunities and lead to who knows what else. The idea was propelling me into a possibility I was scared of.

Sometimes fear can hold us back, but sometimes there is a reason we have fear. Fear can protect us. I believe God wants us to not fear living per say, but I believe he gave us certain feelings of fear, like intuition to PROTECT us.

I emailed the stage manager and before I knew if I was cast or not, I opted out of the show the day after my callback before I possibly was called back. I was free from the current fear.

The relief hit me.

My sleep, my work and my classes and the possibility of theatre elsewhere is still open to me and all stable to where they were before the stress hit. I am still on my adventure, but just where I should be right now.

Was it an unnecessary stress? No.

Yes I was not even cast yet. However, the possibility for the the role was high. I believe it was only me and one other girl in the possibility for the role. She was talented and adorable so it was an honor to see her read from the script at auditions as she has surely has a huge passion as well.

The role would have been a thrill. The show is a tragedy and I felt connected to my character’s innocence and hope about love. Yet, it wasn’t the right time to hold onto the show.

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My smile the day of my auditon was wide. Fear was happening, but an experience was about to begin. 🙂

This week was green. Green because it’s an adventure. Adventure seems green, it’s calm, but brings it’s whirlwinds fully, yet with God I have been able to navigate using the tools and knowledge he continues to give me and help me learn to have and use during any stormy day or decision to make.

I hope you all enjoy your adventure and remember, you are young no matter your age. One decision may hurt to make, but do what’s best and right. You may have got to think that you have so much more opportunity to come out of the decision that hurt to make. You don’t know. Don’t limit your future and let yourself limit yourself.

The stage director was kind and appreciated my message of opting out of the show. I believe the intense fear I am hit with not too rarely in my life is a gift from God. All in all I don’t believe God wants us to fear living and the things that hold us back from purpose, OUR purpose, the purpose He has for us, but fear that is given to us to help guide is and protect us is worth listening too.

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My weeks have earned a thumbs up by staying positive. 🙂

Have a happy week.

Love,

Molly Marie 🙂

A Fresh Start

Dear deers,                                                                       August 29, 2018

Basically, my life has been cuckoo crazy as is many of yours I am sure. After a whirlwind of a year, emotionally, physically and all involved, I made many huge changes in my life that were, well, emotionally, physically and all involving of my time and energy. Those changes started taking effect quicker than my mind perceived that they were going to and my heart took awhile to be completely okay with the process I wasn’t prepared to perceive. Let’s go ahead and go with the thought that my life changed more than I expected to in a matter of months and I learned more than I thought I possibly could about living and my own soul more than I thought I was about to in my first year after high school.

I do want to ask however, how are you? I do hope well.

Now to begin, I will go a little backwards, because my mind works in a strange way. Furthermore, I see letters as colors. People as colors. Everything is in colors. Do you understand or see the same? I don’t feel this is a strange thing, yet it is a bit different as I have seen how it affects me in my day-to-day life. Certain colors draw certain feelings from me, this relates to the letters and people who also receive different colors from my mind subconsciously. I don’t assign a color on purpose, it just happens. I think this is my body’s way of telling me how my body and heart and mind are sensing a situation or various people. Throughout my next few writings I want to take you from the now and back to the lessons and events that brought me to the mindset and place I am currently in, and I want to use these colors to show you how I think God gives us all different mentalities or sensings to navigate our way through life. These gifts God gives us are unique, just like your story and YOU.

Look, my backpack!

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I love the aesthetic here, folks. We got pastels, flowers, polka dots, and need I say, woodland animal pals! 🙂

On Monday August 27, 2018, I started taking courses at a community college in a major city in my state. This is my second year out of high school. I have not taken college courses since I was in high school as part of the college credit plus program where I was grateful to earn some credit for basic courses for free. I am just now on my journey again to achieve a passion of mine that I decided on finally, THEATRE! Musical theatre to be more specific, is where I see my life taking me for the moment. How I decided, we will get to, but for now, we shall pretend that I have known theatre has been my absolute choice for years to journey onward with and theatre only. Oh the irony.

I am taking a basic course about interpersonal communications that I am required to take. The course talks about creating, managing, growing and also, if the time calls for it, knowing how to CUT off relationships in life, whether they be romantic or not. The actual definition for interpersonal relationships is as follows- the process through which people create and maintain relationships, exercising mutual responsibility in creating meaning. How do I know that fancy worded definition? I had a quick quiz on it today, hehe. I did get 10/10 so that’s a good start, am I right? It always feels good to start off with a perfect grade in the class, establish that positive baseline I like to think.

I am also taking an online math class I have to take. I love math. The class has not yet started. I should be fine. No, take that back. I will be fine. I know my math.

Now onto the theatre classes. I want to pursue musical theatre, however the college doesn’t have a specific musical theatre program, but rather a dance, theatre and music program of which I have kind of created my own little musical theatre program from and will take classes from each emphasis and I shan’t let anyone stop me, hehe. If I do decide to take 2 more years of school and transfer to a musical theatre program at another school, I will have experience and credits to follow me over right into the program of artsy splendor.

The classes I am taking within my made up musical theatre program for myself are acting one and voice.

I cannot wait to share more of my experiences in my classes, but again as this is just a where are am I currently, I will hold back a bit. Let’s be honest, I may jump back and forth a bit, and that’s okay too.

My acting one class is very theatrical and artsty. My voice class is very positive and informative.

Tomorrow in voice I take my range test, so hopefully when my upbeat professor plays the piano for me, and I sing off the notes, my range behaves. I have a voice lesson tonight with my talented and sweet voice teacher of several years which will surely help engrave some confidence in me for tomorrow as well as vocal practice and proper usage.

My theatre professor has a different method to approach acting in class and I must say it is increasingly difficult for me to use his method. I am open to new approaches, this will be a challenge for me though. Ultimately, I understand, I can take what I learn and apply it to myself if I decide it is helpful as I don’t wanna lose what helps me and makes me, me, but I still wanna dive in a bit if I can to the new technique.  He told me to maybe approach the class with fresh eyes, as he knows I have done theatre for many years, and yet told me I am being clever and being an actor before almost correcting these description words he placed upon me. What he wants for me to do is yes, be clever, yes act, but just BE. I need to BE, follow my impulses, don’t analyze beforehand and do what feels right. Well, well, well, here is where my already developing in a different way somewhat of acting mindset, logical mindset, literal outlook and artsy side all start clashing. We do short, no more than 6 line plays, to start getting comfortable, and already my professor said to me, I need to not RELAX as that can be taken negatively to someone being told it, but to find ways to ease myself.

This is difficult.

You’ll learn more and more, I don’t do the whole relaxing thing much. I stress. I fidget. I am a busy body. My mind keeps me spinning and my heart is seemingly really into rushing often. Yet, the deep breathes my professor prescribed me, did help.

What will come of class? I am not sure.

All I know is that I feel fresh this week. My life feels like it is going in the direction I have deep in my heart has known it could and should be for years, and not just because of my path to a life on the stage taking, hehe, taking the stage, but on other branches too.

I feel like I was just born into some new time period and am now on a clean slate of doing what it is I want and nothing can or is holding me back. I am me. I believe this is God bringing me out of the dimly lit and giving me a new or just different lightbulb to use on this adventure.

2 Corinthians 4:6 “For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.”

My walk with God most certainly has brought this light even brighter for me this year.

I have my first audition next week for a play called A View from the Bridge with the college. It is going to be playing at a famous theatre area in the city at a huge theatre in that famous theatre area. I feel delighted to say the least to even get to audition.

Onto the color.

Anywho, I was on a walk around campus my first day and found these flowers. It reminded me of a new season that is blooming, bright and colorful. My aesthetic this is. The bright pink is a color I see of guidance and new vibes for myself for the now. I feel more like me than ever, but a different me. God is giving me something new, something to develop. It is blue as well. The atmosphere and my soul feels blue, but not sad blue, new blue. I don’t think the blue will go away too soon either, it seems stuck like, glue. (I took the opportunity for a rhyme there.)

I love colors, yes.

They are bright and not so much.

They mean a whole lot.

There was a color haiku. Haiku for a rhyme with blue and glue.

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I also saw a squirrel on my walk. I used to have may squirrel friends last year at a certain place too on my walks.

Life is funny.

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Have a good day.

Love,

Molly Marie 🙂