There are few things in the world that can make me as happy as I am when I am performing. The high that I get from being onstage is something I could live on, and plan to live on, for the rest of my life. I've been home for 8 days and can already add "swing" to my resume. For those of you who don't know, I was asked to join the ensemble of "Oklahoma" at the Broadway Theatre of Pitman. This is where I did "Damn Yankees" last summer, and I absolutely LOVE performing there. I rehearsed a little on Tuesday night and some of Thursday afternoon, learning all of the "Dream Ballet" and "Farmer and the Cowman". If you know Oklahoma, you know these are big dance numbers. Like, huge. But I had a great time and I hope I didn't mess up too horribly on stage! Haha! I was so happy to perform with some of my best friends again. They are all so talented, I was in awe just looking next to them on stage and knowing that I was performing right next to them. And I know that sounds cheesy, but whatever. I had an amazing time. I never knew how much I missed "Oklahoma" until I got back on that stage.
In more recent news, my nephew is here today!!! I got to meet Jonathan for the first time. He is absolutely perfect. I got to feed him and play with him and get head butted a lot...but then he fell asleep so we took a nap together in my bed. I didn't sleep though, I just watched "Holes" on the Disney channel...but I let Jonathan sleep. He's beautiful.
So what's in store for me this summer? Well, I have two more weeks in Jersey and then it's back to Searcy until either Thanksgiving or Christmas. I will be doing UPLIFT as soon as I get back to Searcy, as well as beginning rehearsals for NUNSENSE: THE MUSICAL! I am so excited to get these projects started! I really just can't wait! I also [hopefully] got the job at the preschool, so I'll be occupying the rest of my time by working there.
88 days. That's how long it is until I can see Seth again. If you could keep me...and him...and our relationship in your prayers, that would be great. I miss him more than I could ever miss anybody, and it's only been 9 days. A bit pathetic? Maybe. I know that he is having the time of his life, and a huge part of me is jealous and wishes I could be there with him, but I know that this summer will make us stronger. It's a tough job trying to be tough, but I'll do it because I love him.
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