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The stage door

I’ve had a long and interesting career in various aspects of the performing arts, but there’s something I haven’t done in a lot of years – perform. Most of my work has been either back stage (as a professional stage manager) or in the facilitator’s role (creator, producer, director). It’s been eons since I stood on a stage and performed – other than public speaking, which seems like a slightly different animal to me.

In the past couple of weeks, I’ve felt the bug starting to return. I considered auditioning for a community theater production that sounded really interesting. It would have required an hour drive each way for rehearsals, but I was intrigued enough that I thought it might be worth it. Unfortunately, I had already missed the auditions so I set that aside.

None of the other community theater shows struck my fancy, so I let it go.

Then a few days ago I ran into my friend Becky at a local market. She is another very creative off-the-beaten-path type and that’s primarily how we know each other. She mentioned that she’d be doing an acting class this summer and would I like to join? It was one of those lovely little gifts that the Universe dropped right in my lap – right time, right place, right person.

We had our first session tonight and it was a BLAST!!!  It’s been so long since I’ve been in a group where making stupid sounds and funny faces was something to be cheered on rather than avoided. I was so jazzed that I literally couldn’t stand still.

I’m so excited about this little adventure. I can hardly wait to see what will happen next!!  :-)

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Leah Carey

Leah Carey is the Chief Miracle Officer of The Miracle Journal, where she writes about the large and small miracles that happen in her life every day. She is a life coach, speaker, journalist, freelance writer, and lover of life. In all of those pursuits, she works with people to identify what’s already right in your life so you can build an even more joyful and fulfilling daily experience from that foundation. You can find her on Facebook, , Twitter, and YouTube.

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