Opening Night was fabulous!
I loved every minute of it.
I loved being back on stage after almost 5 years.
I loved the audience feedback-- the applause.
I loved getting in costume and makeup.
I loved singing my guts out.
I loved being a diva character on stage.
I loved the Good Luck flowers my Wayne gave me.
I loved chatting back stage with all of the other actors.
I loved the after show get together.
I even loved my wig headache.
It's so much fun for me.
My family and some friends came to support me on opening. They were all so sweet and appropriately admiring. One said, "Thoroughly Modern Millie should be renamed, Thoroughly Modern Muzzy!" (The part I play is Muzzy.)
I realize there are sacrifices made when I'm in a show. My family has to step up at dinner time and helping with Laila. I miss out on some other really good things too: Baby showers, Enrichment nights, kids concerts, American Idol, ball games. But it feels good to be doing something for me; something that's so much a part of who I am.
Here is the good news in relationship to my BLOG-- I didn't think about my chub one time while on stage or getting ready or after.
I'm good enough....Heck I'm great!!