Things are Winding Down
I’m thrilled that spring weather has finally come! Third year classes (with the exception of Pedagogy) are finally over and we have most of our mornings to ourselves and have rehearsals in the afternoons and evenings. I’m checking myself because when I see free time I tend to want to fill that time with more things to do because I’ve been conditioned to doing so much! So lately I’ve been allowing myself to sleep in and take it easy. I also went to the gym on my own again after relying on our movement/jazz classes as my weekly exercise routine for more than a year!
Since I’m already off-book for Romeo and Juliet and have no school work to do, I am allowing myself to make space for curiosities outside of acting. One of them include:
1) Reading more books: I have neglected this novel called “Pachinko” written by Min Jin Lee, which was given to me by my cousin for Christmas. It’s a story about generations of families that have migrated to Japan from Korea – and shows their struggles, strengths and resilience. There are a lot of powerful women in this story, and I hope to tend to this book soon.
2) Podcasts: Couple of favorites include “Dear Sugars,” “TED Radio Hour” and lately, “She Explores.”
I am in transition. To be honest, there is a place I want to get to that I have imagined in my mind. However, I am open to surprising myself. In the meantime, I need to live. Living does not merely include doing the dishes, the laundry and groceries and then going to work. I am hoping that in doing these things, I feed my heart and soul and will guide me forward to wherever the next phase will bring.
REGINA DE VERA
Quezon City, Philippines