Saturday, July 15, 2006

Good week/ Bad week

It has been quite a week.

On the good side, I joined the Y, and it hasn't been terribly scary yet. I have been to work out a few times, and so far so good. I also found something on ebay that I have been looking for for a long time -- an audiobook with Douglas Adams reading his book Mostly Harmless. It has been out of print for a while, so it is hard to find. I am really excited about it. I also went to a Bloom craft studio event last night and had lots of fun with my friends.

The bad side is pretty bad. My closest friend at work lost her job through no fault of her own. She has been treated very poorly and unprofessionally, and I am furious, and so disappointed. She was the drama teacher, so we worked very closely over the past year, and we had so many grand plans for what we were going to do with the theatre program in the future. Now that is all gone. I will be honest, I am not handling it very well. I had to go to school on Wednesday for something and I almost couldn't do it it. I am amazed I managed to get out of the building without crying. Needless to say, I didn't make it home without crying. I hate feeling like this, I am so helpless and there is literally nothing I can do about the situation, I just have to be the victim of somebody else's bad decisions.

That brings me to the final bit of good/bad ambiguity of the week. Our school participates in a one act play competition every year. I had planned on directing a one act this year, but not THE one act. Now I have the option of directing it, the teacher taking over the drama postition is not interested in doing it. The thought is super scary, I don't know if I have the skills to do it and I have a feeling that if I do it it will be a miserable failure. Another part if me is really excited at the prospect. Excited/scared/giddy/terrified/sad pretty much describes my emotional state at the moment. Is it any wonder I am confused?


Joy Morykon said...

I totally thing you should direct the One act! You can do it! what a great experience! Plus the kids would love it.. just my thoughts.. love you

Holli said...

wow, I can't believe your friend got fired. Really sorry to hear about that. I think you should give the One Act your all! you have experience, plus the one acts are mostly for fun anyway! A great first time play to direct. Go for it!

heather said...

erin - i'm so sorry to hear about your friend! that really stinks. i agree with joy and holli - i think you should go for the one act. plus, like holli said, it's a good starting point for a solo directing experience. have fun!!

Kelly said...

Do it, do it (Starsky and Hutch quote) I believe in you!

Candace said...

Erin you're gonna do great with the One act, I know you will!!