I bet you didn’t know that I was into acting. That’s because I never talk about it. I took drama classes in high school and learned then that the performing art wasn’t one of my God given talents, ha! I had a major role in a gospel play some years ago, but that’s it.
Every now and then though, I imagine myself in movies where it’s okay to be someone else. Where I can be a kingpin’s ride or die chick and not get locked up for it. When I moved away from home I decided to try any and everything that would propel my career and make me happy. Even if things didn’t work out and I learned a valuable lesson walked away with an amazing experience, that would be more than enough. Being on screen was one of those things for me.
Well 2016 sure is moving right along isn’t it? A new month, a new set of goals. Straight to the point today!
Speaking from experience, relocating is a lot of work! When bogged down with all the logistics of moving, you might forget a very important piece of the journey – your social life. Contrary to popular belief, I’m an introvert. But I can be very social, so it’s not hard for me to make friends. If it’s a little harder for you, here are some ways to do it:
It’s been a little slow here at The Quirk Life for the last couple of weeks. Oh come on, don’t pretend like you haven’t noticed. It was the first time in awhile that I actually felt stressed. Here’s a brief recap:
-My grandma was admitted to the hospital. More on that in this post.
-I broke my phone
-I was surviving on minimal sleep
-I had to go to a funeral
-I had to turn down a writing contract that I was excited about
-My relocation plans were shifted into high gear (I’m in GA now! More on that in a post next week)
-I got behind in my work!!!
On my first day in GA, I almost turned into the She Hulk.
Let me explain.
I’d been on the road for 11 hours. So when I got to my destination, all I wanted to do was get food, take a shower and go to bed.
Tell me, do you think that really happened?
You know it didn’t!
I recently returned home to Maryland from Georgia. And boy was it an experience! I mean that in a good way!
I was told so many different things about Atlanta…
“You’ll never find a man there, everyone is gay and the DL culture is crazy!”
“It’s a close second to DC. You will love it!”
“You’re going to encounter racism – it’s right in your face.”
Sheesh! I didn’t know if I should be excited or scared. Never one to let other people’s opinions dictate what I do, I packed my leopard print suitcase and hit the road anyway.
I’ve been needing a change in my life. Something drastic and totally uncomfortable.
A year ago I figured out what that “thing” was. I knew I’d make it happen but wasn’t clear on how. I’m always open to giving advice to people when needed. But on the contrary, when it comes to my own dealings I’m extremely private.
But then I started this blog. And in a short time I’ve found that it’s helped people. I get messages about how much you all love my content or how a certain post was helpful. This made me realize that I need to come out of myself sometimes and share.
So today I’m exiting the comfort zone to share some exciting news with you!