Sooooo I definitely failed to take into account how busy these first couple of months of the year would be, but here we are, on the other side and still standing! Rather than committing to a single topic, I’m just going to go stream of consciousness here and hit a few topics – bear with me as I get it out and then move on to the usual programming as soon as we catch up.
So, to begin with, our show was absolutely amazing and, although it had us slightly frenetic, it was such a delightful opportunity for us. Although I’ve certainly had my share of time on stage before, taking on a role of this magnitude was somewhat of a new endeavor; from top to bottom of the show, I was onstage nearly the entire time. I mean, it took place in Sarah’s apartment, so she would only leave only to briefly get dressed in the bedroom or to pop a roast into the oven in the kitchen. It was a challenge, but one that will always be happily remembered, and I can hardly wait until my next opportunity to hop back into a performance. On top of that, we were the top selling adult show this year, and we brought in rave reviews, nonstop laughs, and quite a few emotional tears as well… AND we ran a successful Kids’ Kit drive for Interfaith Community Services, building ziploc bags filled books, coloring and painting materials, school supplies, Legos, bubbles, play dough, whistles… all in all, what a beautiful way to spend three months’ worth of date nights with my special other half.
Anyhow, you’d think that now, after the show has ended, things would have lightened up, but in actuality, we’ve sort of gone from one activity to the next. We’ve left Beau Jest behind and have replaced it with Little League… with this week alone boasting three games and a practice on the calendar! How busy one little six year old can keep us! Complicating Little League was an incident that happened last week with an attempted kidnapping, but I’m not going to tackle that today. Look for more in a post to come; a topic of that magnitude really needs its own post.
Anyhow, aside from the transitions with Beau Jest and Cubbies baseball, I’ve also had a pretty significant recent personal change… in February, I accepted a new position at a brand development and PR agency near my home, where I manage and execute social strategy for some pretty amazing clients. As you can imagine, the transitional time has been somewhat of a whirlwind so far, but I’m absolutely loving the creativity, the confidence, and the team. It’s such an interesting dynamic – I’m both completely and utterly exhausted and, at the same time, completely and utterly enraptured. There’s really nothing like having the chance to get creative, to curate, to compel, and to create conversions for a roster of inspirational clients and also to work alongside a grip of women who really hustle and all support one another (and who are quickly becoming friends!).
We have a couple of shoots happening over the next two weeks, but for now here are a few behind-the-scenes shots from our office:
And this is the lovely group of ladies I work with every day:
Annnnnnnd more to come soon, I promise. 🙂
One last little thing – I couldn’t have been more excited to find that our very own Chef Marcela + her The Kitchen team will be living it up at the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards this year after being nominated as Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host!
It is a much deserved honor and I couldn’t be more thrilled for the entire team! ¡Estamos celebrando aquí, Chef! For those who haven’t checked it out already, please do go leave her some love over on on the De La Luz blog… not only are the recipes divine, but our team is pretty bomb, too, and I’m thankful to be a part of the labor of love!
I think that’s about it for today’s update… three months of my life suddenly summed up in just a handful of minutes, but it is what it is, right?