I was talking to a coworker today, and he was trying to get me to join an Improv group. He had a great sales pitch. Seriously that pitch was good enough to get zombies to stop eating brains and start eating cauliflower.
And know what my answer was?
Two little letters delivered a powerful answer. Would I enjoy doing Improv again? Of course. Would I enjoy spending three to four nights a week practicing and spending two weekends a month performing? No. The benefits of being on stage do not out weigh the time not spent with my husband. Honestly wanting to spend time with Trae was one of the reasons I took a break from acting. He didn’t ask me to and it was a decision I came up with on my own. I missed seeing him and the only way I could see him during plays was when I volunteered him for backstage stuff. Knowing that I still needed a creative outlet I enrolled in a metalworking jewelry class (where I get to use a blowtorch!!) that meets one night a week. Perfect solution: I get to see Trae most week nights and on the weekends. I know that I will be in plays in the future, but for now I will stick to using a blowtorch one night a week.