Have you ever wanted to try something new?
Do you want to learn how to swim, but you would have to take a class, called Adults who are afraid of the water? Do you want to get a college degree, but you would be three times as old as all the students who are just out of high school? Do you want to join a gym, but you are worried about what other people think?
I am trying something new.
Tonight is the final dress rehearsal for the play, Dorothy Meets Alice. Tonight I will be The Wicked Witch of the West. I will be living in Oz, flying with the help of monkeys. My goal is to find the ruby-red slippers that are on the feet of that detestable Dorothy.
I haven’t brushed my hair in three days. My hair is backcombed, and when I wash it this morning, I won’t brush it again. I won’t worry about what people think of my hair or my skin color.
I USE TO
I hesitated to audition for the play.
I was content to dust off my past. If you asked me what I did, I would have said, “I use to.”
“I use to act in high school. I use to live in Japan. I use to be a photographer. I use to live in California. I use to go hunting with my father when I lived in Canada. I use to be Market Goat Leader for Felton 4-H.”
Most of the stories I wrote were about my past.
Then I had an epiphany in the plumping department when I was shopping for a toilet seat. You can read about why 2013 is The Year of The Blue Toilet Seat here.
This year I will be bold and try something new. I won’t worry about what other people think. This year I will say,
I am cleaning out my basement. I am trying new things. I am bold.
On Sunday, January 6th, 2013 I auditioned for the part of the witch in Dorothy Meets Alice, at DCP Theater in Telford, Pennsylvania. I was cast as The Wicked Witch of the West. The play is this weekend. If you live close to Telford, you can still purchase tickets here. It is almost sold out.
What is your story? Do you say, “I used to?” or do you say, “I am.”
Try something new.
Sign up for an adult swim class today. Buy a new swim suit and be bold.
Register for college classes and get your degree, or learn a new skill. Expand your brain.
Audition for a play at your local community theater. Who knows, you may get to be green.
What do you want to do?
Please tell me in the comments.