I haven't written on my blog in a while. So, let me catch you up on what's been going on.
Three weeks ago I went to the Utah Shakespeare Festival and saw Taming of the Shrew and The Two Gentlemen of Verona. I had an amazing time. Cedar City, UT was absolutely beautiful and peaceful.
Taming of the Shrew was great! The director put a contemporary spin on it by placing the characters in post WWII.
Two Gentlemen of Verona was okay. It was bearable, but not quite as consistent and fluid as Shrew.
This past weekend was great! My cousin is in town and I hung out a little bit. Friday we went out to dinner and to the movies at the new Town Square (Rave Motion Pictures) on Las Vegas Blvd.
Saturday we went to my new favorite soul-food joint, M&M Soul Food Cafe, on W. Charleston. Then we drove down to The Strip and walked around. I bought a pair of fake D & G glasses and we just chilled. Later that night, I met up with a friend and saw The Jersey Boys. It was absolutely fabulous! The music in the show was fantastic. I didn't realize The Four Seasons were responsible for so many classics. It's been great having the opportunity to see a lot of really cool plays lately. I have been itching for some great theater and it's been a relief to finally get that while I am out here.
In other news, I started working on my second manuscript. It is untitled right now. I haven't quite figured out the perfect name for it. But, I am really inspired right now and it is coming along quite nicely.
I am doing a lot of reading, meditating and writing lately and it is molding me into a better woman. My priorities are changing quite dramatically. The things that I thought were important this time last year, aren't so important anymore. Also, I feel a lot more focused.
Right now, I want to focus on being more positive. I bow my head in shame when I tell you that I have been EXTREMELY negative lately. It's really hard not being able to work a job that I love and have the amount of money I would like. But, I guarantee being bitter about it isn't going to change the situation. I am starting to realize that the Law of Attraction is real and you get what you dish out. I haven't been positive lately, so I am blocking my life from positive experiences. Sure, I hate my job. But, complaining about it is only going to keep me in the same situation or situations like it.
I want to go back to Detroit for a little bit and re-connect with my family and friends. I miss my people like crazy. I want to spend some quality time with the people in my life. I need to go home and surround myself with the people I love and who love me. I need their support, but I mostly want to support them in anyway that I can. So many things have changed since I left nine months ago and I want to be present in their lives right now.
I have realized since moving out West that I really need to go back to school. I am working on making that a reality for next year. I plan on going home in the near future to figure out how I can finance my master's degree and what school I want to attend and the city I want to live in. I have been considering Tulane University, City University of New York and Howard. We'll see.
Today I am going to go hang out at the Internet Cafe on W. Sahara and send out some resumes and work on my untitled manuscript. I want to get this new manuscript out of my head so I can start working on the third piece. I have an idea for it already. Plus, I want to pitch my first manuscript, Everything is not Enough, with my untitled piece. I think literary agents and publishers will be more receptive if they see I am constantly writing and I have lots of ideas and two complete manuscripts.
I am still freelancing. I recently wrote a cute essay about high-heels that I want to have published.
Well, that's all I have for right now.
There are more updates to come.