Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Let's Start the New Year Right

The holidays have come and gone, pretty nice and simple with some thoughtful presents exchanged.

Now the new year is upon us.

It's been quite an eventful twelve months, from graduating high school and starting life as a college student to performing in my very first professional show and finishing my last assignments and activities in Long Beach Camp Fire.

My family stays their same lovable selves, and we've gained some new additions, with relatives marrying during these times and expecting new bundles of joy in the coming new year.

I have enrolled in my next semester, but I am still looking forward to some auditions in my area; I've been scheduled for one next week actually, and am waiting on others for request.

I have made three resolutions for the new year:

  • to smile more. I'm not one to smile all the time, even when I'm happy. Trust me, I've had so much to smile about this past year, and I hope they'll be even more.

  • start earning money again. I am still unemployed but still searching for a part time day job, but am also watching auditions for paying gigs to be on the safe side

and finally, all I really want this next year is to keep being myself. I don't want to have to change for anything or anyone; people need to know that this is the real me.

Happy New Year everybody.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

A Christmas Letter

Dear friends, family, and loyal readers,

It's been quite the year for me and my family.  We engaged in some pretty nice holiday activities, such as caroling around the neighborhood, baking and decorating sugar cookies and a gingerbread house, and buying presents for  each other and the rest of the people we love.

I of course started and completed my first semester of community college, and just enrolled for my next one. My younger sister is in her freshman year of high school and my older brother is in his junior year at Reed College in Portland, but he's home for the next few weeks for break.
He is considering law school after receiving his undergrad.

Mom and Dad are coming up on their 30th wedding anniversary this March and continue to do great work in their jobs.

As for my acting, I haven't had any luck since CHESS but it's not like I'll be giving up anytime soon. However I am certain to apply for a part time job in the meantime to start making some spare cash to spend and save.
I will continue to keep a close eye on upcoming opportunities; I do have an exclusive heads up on Rock of Ages at La Mirada...it hasn't even been officially announced!

Keep on being kind and loving to one another in the coming new year.

Happy Holidays everyone!

Love, Shannon

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

A Moment Chages Everything

Ok, the FROZEN audition isn't happening anymore.

I've been trying to find a Metro train route, but none of them go all the way to Burbank, where the audition is being held. So that's off the table.

On the bright side, I can start my Christmas shopping; after all a week from tomorrow is Christmas Eve!

Mmm, I smell something good downstairs! Must be dinner!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Free As a Bird

My first semester of college is OVER!

I suppose it went by fast, for starting in August. I don't even remember much of my earlier classes being any different than how they ended.

Now the holiday season has arrived. I went to the mall with my mom and sure enough there were Christmas themed scents at Bath and Body Works and ornaments in the Hallmark store, and the big Santa HQ set up was bustling with young children and their parents wanting to snap a great photo.

I have a few potential ideas for the gifts I would like to receive and the ones to get for my family, but right now I'm just concerned about having the money for it. I am going to return that application for a waitressing job tomorrow and hopefully be saving more and spending less of my entire bank account!

Our tree is here and all decorated, looking so beautifully perfect for this year's Christmas. Not all decorations are on there though; we always save some for my brother to add on when he comes home for the winter break. Next week I believe...

I haven't had any audition luck still, but that could all change. There are auditions for Disney on the 17th for the upcoming stage adaption of FROZEN that will take the place of the Aladdin show in California Adventure! I totally should go! I know the music and the characters, and rehearsed "Let it Go" with Anne before.
Speaking of Anne I'll be caroling with her on Sunday around the neighborhood. We did it once before with my aunt and uncle, long before I started lessons with or knew my teacher. It should be fun doing it again!

Well, that's all for now. Heads up: who knows when I'll be posting again, since I'm going to try for a new job. But I'll try to keep up.

Christmas promise!