I’ve been sharing my words on Letters For Lucas for four years this coming August.
I started freelancing over a year ago.
I have had my own column since January.
And yet, I’m still finding my voice and navigating through my emotions to find out who I am and don’t yet consider myself a writer in the truest sense, but I do have a story to tell.
A month ago today, I submitted a very personal piece of my writing to Listen To Your Mother, the national series of live readings by local writers in celebration of Mother’s Day.
I was honored to be asked to audition.
A week ago, I read my submission.
It’s one thing to have a blog and publish posts that only a handful of people read and comment on, it’s another thing entirely to read your words out loud. To truly own them and give them life and emphasis. During my audition, I was focused but I shook the whole time. My voice trembled but I walked out feeling confident and relieved.
Today, I learned I have been cast!
I can’t describe how excited I am about this opportunity. I haven’t had a lot of good news in life lately and this has come at the perfect time. I’m already feeling more inspired to share my story and be moved by those of my fellow Sacramento cast members.
I am thoroughly looking forward to the next few weeks; the rehearsals leading up to the show, meeting new people, embracing this fresh flow of creativity, stepping out of my comfort zone, being a part of something bigger than me and having my very own Listen To Your Mother experience.