The positive thing about this opportunity is that I actually ended up upping my freelance hours to closer to full-time because I told them about my offer. I'm still getting myself situated there, and still trying to prove myself a bit but it seems to be a positive experience. It's actually really close to where I live so I usually work from their office too. I hate working from home, so I'm glad that was an option for me. We're getting a process in place for everything and I think soon some good things will come from it. Plus, people often bring their dogs into the office and you know how much I love dogs! :)
This is about the time that I started improv last year because I felt I was sorta missing out on stuff and looking for new opportunities. Well I'm done with improv and now trying to come up with my next project. I've been getting inspired by reading Kathy Griffin's book which sounds similar to me... I'm a dork, I know. But the thing is, she did improv for years and kinda sucked at it. Her teachers kept telling her to stop being Kathy and try character work and be someone else, and she didn't want to, she wanted to be herself -- just like me. So I'm thinking of trying stand up. It's always been on my to-do list, but I've always been a bit scared of it and the process of writing down "material." I mean so many people have told me to write a book of all the insane things that happen to me-- aside from cancer that is-- there are enough cancer books out there. And of course, people still stumble upon Chemopalooza and find some solace in it as well.
I'm also starting to look for a new place to live which is kinda scary. I've lived here for 3 years and I do love my apartment, but I think it's a bit expensive and it would be nice to save some money or spend it on traveling or something cool instead. Or purchase a male escort to take me on dates -- I kid, I kid. I'm hoping to find a place closer to Boston too. Nicole is going to be my roommate too, so that'll make things cheaper and more entertaining as well.
My parents are selling their house and planning to move to Block Island which is pretty crazy too. They put it on the market a few weeks ago and I've gone back and forth a couple of times and helped to de-clutter my room there. My mom is retired now too, which is so weird. She's worked basically my entire life. Hopefully she'll actually come and visit me now that she has free time -- hint hint.
My dad has knee surgery on Tuesday so think happy thoughts for him. It should be an easy breezy surgery, so I don't expect anything crazy to go down.
That's my latest and greatest, folks. I think my mono is mostly subsided at this point. I've been run down a bit but I really think it's just my new routine of working and sleeping much less.
Mmkay that's all I've got for now. I still haven't set up my RSS feeds on my new computer so I'm sure I've slacked on reading what's going on with all of my cancer peeps. I hope you're all swell and doing fabulous.