CONFESSION: I've never seen the movie Elf.
But, I know basically what it's about and that Will Ferrell's character is a super happy, optimistic little elf guy named Buddy.
Lately, I've been starting to feel like Buddy.
Which is weird because a year ago I was pretty much the opposite. I was missing work, I was depressed, I was in a show that didn't get a great audience turn out, and I wasn't booking the things I wanted after 6 years of hard work in Chicago.
It's so great to have that excuse - a New Year, a fresh start - to start living your life again. The way you want to. And not apologizing for it or worrying about whose hearts might break or not break in the process. (Spoiler alert: I think I might be breaking some hearts!):
I am officially moving to LA to really begin my journey.
I feel reinvigorated. I feel like my life has purpose again and I am working toward that purpose. I'm exercising again, I care about what I am eating again, I am spending quality time with loved ones and scooping up acting webinars (I'm lookin at you http://amyjoberman.com/ !) like they are the candies at a frozen yogurt bar!
Now that I've become Buddy again I feel like people are looking at me strange or thinking that I'm even crazier than before. What's great is I don't care! I'm Buddy dammit and I'm excited about things!
People are surprised because they are seeing me rediscover a part of myself that has been missing for a while. Happy Katie. I'm a little wiser and a little smarter than I used to be, but I'm smiling again :)