A fave quote I came across this summer was
“What’s comin will come and we’ll meet it when it does.” -Hagrid
This quote really spoke to me as my 10 week contract came to an end and I didn’t have any other job lined up. Initially my anxiety rushed over my body and was worried that I wouldn’t be performing or auditioning as soon as I got back. Fear and worry doesn’t help at all, but feeling this through and using this anxiety as a driving force behind me I got two shows lined up. Many auditions a new teaching avenue and most of my classes back!
Here are a few of the things that I did once I was back to get me back on track and back in the grind:
- When back “home” reach out to the companies that you normally work with and mention that you are back. Sometimes when you have booked a job that takes you out of town for several months your relations back in LA or wherever you are may have forgotten about you. “A closed mouth cannot be fed”
- Get back into a class routine. I often have classes in Los Angeles that fit my style best and keep me in dance shape. First day back I was in class and moving. Sign up for singing lessons and just get your booty back into class
- Create a schedule and use the time off to update online profiles and resume.
- Train. Train. Train. With the time in between your next gig preparing my body and staying in top dance and physical shape will help me in my future rehearsals and give me time to feel ready once the job is booked.
- Stay focused on your next goal and know that this career comes in waves.
We got this!