Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Tap, tap, tap... Is this thing on?

About a month ago, Sid sent me a link to a post from a “really old-school blogger” in which said blogger perfectly summed up the reasons behind his recent dearth of blogging. It resonated with me so strongly that I vowed to write a “farewell cruel blog!” post that very night and disappear from teh internets...

We can all see how that turned out.

The things that struck me then still resonate, especially this: “...the stories I would share back then seem distinctly more private now. ...I’m just trying to enjoy the moment, I guess.” I think I’ve referred to this idea already, but reading it from another veteran blogger validated my feelings a little. Obviously, I haven’t been recounting the daily events of my life in rehearsals and coachings and performances this summer. But I have recently started to miss the blog.

Or, rather, I’ve started to miss writing. One of the things I have loved about my blog has been discovering my gift for writing. I feel rusty; writing this post has been a challenge! My flow is off...

So maybe this is a test post, not to see if anyone is still reading but to see if I can be like Stella and get my groove back. I have two weeks left with Zerlina, then my first Gilbert & Sullivan experience. I’m living out of suitcase for ten weeks in a row this fall, having my first adventures in extended-stay hotel living rather than host-housing. I’m exploring some new rep. I’m moving to Brooklyn to live with B (and we’re getting married!). There should be plenty to write about, if I can find a balance between living my life and documenting it. I hope so, ‘cuz if not, I’m going to have to start writing a novel, and fiction is really not my genre...

10 comments:

Ben Clapton said...

Welcome back! I'm looking forward to reading about what's happening. sounds like quite a few exiting things happening.

What G&S show are you doing? I absolutely love them, especially Pirates and The Mikado.

And if it doesn't work out, you don't have to turn to fiction. Get yourself a journal - it's just like a blog only you're the only one that gets to read it (sometimes blogging feels that way as well... :) hehe)

Patty said...

I have been wondering what's up, so I'm glad to see you back. I hope you hang in there and continue to blog. I'd miss you if you left.

... and congratulations! :-)

SARA! said...

Congratulations sister!! I love being able to keep up with you this way (glad you got your groove back!)

Kim said...

Must be something in the air. I just got back on my blog horse today.

Keep writing. But go ahead and turn the page. Make it a brand new chapter.

Page said...

Hi! I'm delurking here a bit...have been reading your blog for a year or two and miss reading your insights! I'm a lowly choral singer who has loved getting a peek into the opera world through your blog. I hope you keep blogging in some form...it's been great to read what you have to say!

EJ said...

Congratulations on all of your news - and best of luck in Brooklyn and in marriage... hope we hear from you when the mood strikes.

Jessica said...

Glad to have you back! You were missed. :)

Citizen F said...

Hey, wow! Congrats on the engagement! Glad to see you back. :)

Mme A said...

ACB,

CONGRATULATIONS! I am so, so excited for you and B. When we saw each other this past summer, it was clear that "your eyes are the eyes of a woman in love."

Best wishes, felicitations, etc. etc. etc.

I'm so glad you're updating the blog - I really hope you keep it up, in ANY capacity. This has made me so happy today. Thank you.

CUMMINSAJ said...

Hey! Just got caught up on your blog and want to say a huge Congratulations!!! Sounds like this has definitely been your year!!

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