Taking my cue from Modern Mrs. Darcy, I’m sharing a few things that are making my life a little better and my days a little brighter. Here are five things that are saving my life right now….
1. Investing in my career.
For the last few years, I’ve dabbled in voice overs – going to auditions and workshops – but never made it a priority. However, my agency is updating their website and asked talent to submit a voice over demo. Plus, they offered to book a recording space at a discounted rate for those interested. I jumped on the opportunity and recorded my demo a couple of weeks ago. This is something I thought about doing at home with my new Yeti mic, but it was such a relief to go to a studio with a sound tech and director who made sure my demo was the best it could be.
2. Saying no to opportunities I could take or leave.
Last year I felt like I couldn’t say no to anything, and life got pretty overwhelming at times. This year, I’m trying to be more careful about what I say yes and no to. I was recently asked to be a dresser at a few fashion shows this spring, which is something I enjoy doing. Except. The shows are 1.5-2 hours away plus traffic. The weather is unpredictable. Sometimes I hurt too much to drive… I’ve had some great experiences dressing the shows, but it didn’t feel right to say yes, so I said no. A few days later, someone else offered me the opportunity to be involved in a few local theatre events. It felt like the heavens opened and rewarded me for saying no to something that didn’t feel right so that I could say yes to something that did.
3. Good smelling soap.
There is currently a bottle of Bath & Body Works Gentle Foaming Hand Soap in Vanilla Bean Noel sitting on the counter in the bathroom. Every time I wash my hands, I catch a wonderful whiff of vanilla, and it’s as if all is right in the world. Last week, a lady in my jewelry class handed out her handmade goat’s milk soap. She gave me a beautiful soap that smells like gingerbread. I have it tucked away in a drawer, letting its scent warm my clothes. This time of the year is full of good smells, and I love it.
4. Daily wear contacts and Alaway drops.
Dry, itchy eyes have been plaguing me for a while. Last year, after seeing a new doctor, I made the switch to daily wear contacts . While I’m not thrilled with the resulting price hike, my eyes do not dry out nearly as often. Another recommendation was the Alaway Antihistamine Eye Drops, which has, also, been a great help for my dry, itchy eyes.
5. Seeing movies with MoviePass.
I usually only see a few movies a year in theatres, but recently, I bought myself a MoviePass and have already seen three movies over the past few weeks. The cost is $9.95 a month for one movie every 24 hours at participating theatres. Normally, I would wait to rent movies like The Post and Darkest Hour and watch them at home, but it’s so much fun seeing new movies on a big screen. I’m definitely getting my money’s worth with this subscription.
What’s saving your life right now?
P.S. Don’t miss what was saving my life last year!
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