“What’s new with you?” said an acquaintance at a holiday party.
“Well, I started a blog this fall.”
“A blog? Isn’t that a little 90’s?”
Um, ouch? I didn’t know how to talk to the guy after that.
Ok, so does that mean that no one should ever start a blog again, just because people were doing it 20 years ago? Creating a blog was something I’d wanted to do for some time. I simply got around to it in 2021. I think there’s enough room in the blogosphere for everyone.
Seriously, I brought up the blog because it was the safest answer…the kindest answer.
Would he rather I drop names and mention awards I was nominated for and clients I’ve acquired? It occurred to me that those would’ve been *his* answers had I asked him what was new with him. But Momma taught me not to brag. I mingled and found some like-minded people to talk to. I had a blast the rest of the night.
And I’m gonna keep on blogging. I write because I love it. In this space, I pen my musings about being a voice actor, about family and life in general. I write for anyone who wants a peak into my world.
Last weekend was spent with 14 super talented voice artists at an unofficial conference.
I got to hang out with some beloved colleagues that I hadn’t seen since pre-pandemic times. I also made some new friends. We rolled up our sleeves, strategized, and lifted each other up. They are precisely the type of people I want to surround myself with; fellow entrepreneurs with great attitudes, phenomenal brains and generous spirits. It was a magical weekend and my heart is full.
I came back to Connecticut energized and ready to spend quality time behind the mic.
In between loads of laundry and feeding the family, I did 84 auditions this week. 19 were for healthcare & hospitals. 16 of them were covid/vaccine related. 12 were for financial institutions. 9 were for the medical/pharmaceutical industry. 6 were insurance related. 4 were for tech companies. 2 for auto dealerships. 2 furniture stores and the rest were miscellaneous. So far, my efforts have netted 1 booking. I’d say it was a good week. I’m not sure what the half-life of a mini-conference is, but I plan to do as many auditions again this week. Bring it on.
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