Fun time is over
This past week felt very much like an unofficial vacation of sorts. I went to California, spent most of my time wandering around, finding stuff to do, got to sit first class on the plane on the way out there and didn't have to go into work on Friday. Of course, with down time comes the inevitable return to normalcy that I've been dreading since Thursday evening when I got back home. Luckily, I've been enjoying my work, so going in tomorrow morning won't be entirely painful. It's Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and how those days will eventually bleed into weeks that concerns me. For now, I'll just keep tryin' to tough it out.
A friendly visit
A good friend of mine is coming to Texas to visit for a few days. She's staying with other friends out in Ft. Worth, but it sounds like I'll get to hang out with her on Tuesday evening after work. It'll be nice to see someone from home, especially someone with whom I've been friends for a long time. Phone calls from friends and family are good reminders of home, but there's nothing like a familiar face to keep me from getting too homesick.
I've begun looking into taking acting lessons and, more specifically, earning a degree (probably an AA) in acting for the camera. As I get closer to making a decision on a studio and nailing down dates, I find myself hoping that "Hollywood" isn't as superficial as it appears to be. I mean, I'm no ugly duckling, but I'm certainly not a "looker" either and it seems like physical appearance is a trait placed high atop the list of attributes that are reviewed when doling out work to wanna be actors. I've sort of decided that that is simply out of my control and I'll have to focus on becoming good at the things I can control over the next couple years. For now, I'll just continue trying to figure out where I'll train.