If you see any of my social media (though I will admit I have been quiet these days during this transition) …you will know that we just bought a home and sold our current home. To say this process has been stressful is the understatement of the year… I am a creature of habit, who does not like CHANGE or the UNKNOWN…. Let’s just say if I were at a carnival, I would be on the Merry go round, NOT the Roller Coaster. I am also someone who is a bit Technology Averse…not to say I don’t DO technology, I do…all the time… but the GEAR and Sound Equipment / Microphone / Interface that many of my colleagues love and geek out about… IS NOT MY FUN, I could care less… I just want it to work right so that I can focus on what I love to do…CONNECTING TO A SCRIPT.
We have lived in our current home for the past 11 years… in a lovely town just north of Boston. It was a home where we have had some very tough times, but also AMAZING times, growth, laughter, tears and so much silliness. This home is where I published my Children’s Book, where I began as a FULL-TIME Voice Actor in 2014 (after many years of doing it on the side), where I grew my business client by client, job by job until, at the 5-year mark, I was finally earning what I had made at the job I was laid off from in 2013….NO overnight success, but 5 years of blood sweat and tears. This house is where I finally reached a goal, I didn’t even know was possible in that career and then won 2 Emmy Awards. This empty room you see behind me is where I did ALL THAT…. At first in the closet to the top right of this picture, with bedding and pillows and a flashlight and hair clip to hold up my script. Eventually I moved to a Vocal Booth (outside of the closet) when I finally upped my game in 2019. This room has been VERY significant in my life and so, as I leave it, I reflect on the gifts and lessons I have learned there. I hope and pray I can find new success and joy in the new studio room (though I will say I am having some growing pains already in there and have NOT found my footing yet), but hey, it has only been a few days…I must trust that it will all work out…IT HAS TO…. THIS IS WHAT I LOVE TO DO…and all I want to do. I am so grateful for this NOW empty room…for its many gifts and the precious life moments it contained. I now enter a new ROOM, bringing along my hair clip from my original booth as a reminder of how far I have come and MAKING ROOM for new possibilities.