- It was a very busy time in my life with work, church and family (isn’t it always) and
- I’m sure I was afraid of rejection.
It was a difficult choice, because I’m very much a “joiner.”
But things just have a way of working out, don’t, ya know? Last year, I sat in the audience with my friends Mike and Erin, while we cheered for OUR friends Angie, Kelly, Jasmine, Lela and Stephanie. It was an incredible afternoon. I laughed and cried and cheered for my friends, and a few months later I had the privilege of also making NEW friends when I met Shannon and Heather who gave, in my opinion, the two standout performances in the show.
So why am I reflecting on all of this now, you ask? Because THIS year I decided to go for it. The submission deadline and the show itself worked in my calendar. I had seen and experienced last year’s LTYM show and I felt like I knew what type of story would be appropriate. I took the time to write out one of the most often told family stories and submitted it for consideration.
A few weeks later, I went in for the “live read” audition, a week after that I received the news: I’ve been cast in the Listen to Your Mother NWA 2013!
Yes, I’m really glad that things worked out this way.
Stay tuned for updates along the road. I know this will be quite an adventure!