Monday, May 5, 2014

The Things That Did, Did Not, and Will Happen

I did pack two outfits and two pairs of shoes because as of that morning, I still didn’t know what I was wearing.

I did choose the tall red ones because I was worried about not being able to see over the podium.  I did not think looking like Kilroy would be a good look.

I did alternate between zen calm and complete ohmygoddwhatdidIgetmyselfinto freakout.

I got to the theater and I did alternate between zen calm and ohmygodwhatdidwegetourselvesinto with my castmates.

I did take this selfie with my friend and cast mate Stephanie from Hugs, Kisses, and Snot before the show.

I did pee several times beforehand secondary to nervous bladder.

I did not pee myself on stage.

I did worry about tripping on stage.

I did briefly consider smuggling one of those stylish comfy chairs from the set home.

I did not engage in criminal activity and left the chairs as they were.

I did combat my cotton mouth with about a gallon of water and Altoids by the handful.

I did not trip on my way to the podium.

I worried about losing my place, talking too loud, too quiet, and/or passing out.

I did not do any of those things.  I was able to see over the podium.  I did applaud my shoe choice.

I cried, laughed, cringed, and cheered at the stories even though I have heard them before because they were that good. I did feel honored to be there.

I did make new friends and I will not forget them.

I will never forget their stories.

I will encourage you, you reading this right now, to write down your own story. You have one and it will be uniquely yours yet the story of someone else all at the same time.

I will encourage you to go to a Listen To Your Mother show near you next year.

You will not regret it.

Photo Credit: Hugs, Kisses, and Snot.