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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Time Flies!

I was sitting here pondering what to write about and there are a lot of things jumbled up in my head right now, but one thing stood out and that is the number 2010. WOW! Already? I can't believe I have lived in Phoenix for over a year, Bryan is more than half way through school, I am over 2 years post transplant and we are coming up on our 11th year of marriage.

Tonight I watched a beginning group perform at Jester'Z Improv. It really taught me a lot and I of course reflected on my journey with Jester'Z. It's amazing how the Lord puts you in places and puts people in your life to help lead you to your future. I moved here and started taking film acting classes. . which were okay, but I felt a little out of place. I met an actress who was Christian and she told me about an improv comedy group that I would probably enjoy. I didn't think much of it. About 2 months of taking the tv/film acting classes, I found myself wanting a more positive and "less vulgar" invironment. I researched the improv club Jester'Z. I took my grandparents and my husband to a show in February of this year. I knew I wanted to be a part of the troupe immediately and set the goal right then and there. I signed up for the next classes starting in April. I took several required classes and learned a lot about improv that I never knew, causing me to love it even more. So you can only imagine how excited I was to get invited to intern with the professsional troupe. A goal I set just 8 months before was becoming a reality. I am sooooo blessed to have met Marissa who told me about Jester'Z. It definately has lived up to my expectations and exceeded them. You can check out their website Jester'Z Improv ~ don't forget to click on the "CAST" link. . .my picture isn't up yet, but my name is listed :)

So as I sat and watched the beginning class. . . I realized how far I have come, how much I need to improve and how wonderfully awesome my life is right now! Doing what makes me happy, being so healthy, and looking forward to 2010~ May you're new year bring you all the happiness possible!

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1 comment:

Linda said...

Jamie,

I don't have time to write much and have only seen a little of your blog, but I will be back. I really can't remember how I got here this morning-----I think it was through someone from my FB page. I had to leave for a while to take my son to get his port flushed at the infusion company and am about to leave to meet a couple of gals from my Bible study group for lunch, but I will be back as I want to get to know you better. I am mom to a 23 yom w/cf, 2X Delta F 508 and he has been evaluated for a DLT at UAB in Birmingham, Alabama. He is not on the active list as he is still "too healthy". I have already been so inspired by what I have read and the video I watched. BTW, my son's name is also Jamie------James Gayden Crane, III.

Talk to you more later,
Linda in Louisiana
Mother of Mandy (with the angels--CF) Kyle, Hunter and Brady wo/cf and Jamie w/cf

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