If you’ve tried following along with our family, you may have noticed that plans change quickly around here. Unfortunately, our European Travel has been shelved for now. Since parting with the RV (with the intent of selling it), we’ve had many ideas about what would be next for us. But we’ve only solidified what our next 3 months looks like just last week!
Since Our 1 Year Full-Time Anniversary
We parted with the RV in Denver, having left it with a Dealership so that they could sell it. It was a tearful parting, as it had truly become our home. We spent the next month and a half traveling between and staying with family. The plan had been to travel abroad once the RV sold, but as time went on, nothing was happening. So, we decided to spend the month of September in NYC and pursue some other ideas in the meantime.
The Big Apple
While in New York, Reed got to join co-workers in his company’s Manhattan office, and I started making connections in the musical theatre world, taking classes and lessons, and going to auditions. We enjoyed getting to explore Manhattan as a family – getting to know the different neighborhoods, going to museums, and even seeing some shows.
Nothing, however, was happening with the RV, so Reed started researching to find out if there was a better place to take it so that we could maybe rent it out while waiting for it to sell. So he found a more year-round RV-friendly market. As we got closer to October, we started feeling the pressure of “what’s next?”
Falling Into Place
Just when we were starting to scramble to figure out plans, I got a call from a theater company in Chicago asking if I would understudy a couple of roles in the their winter show. While I wouldn’t actually be in the show unless there were to be an emergency, I would still have the role on my resume, and would be able to enroll in the Equity Membership Candidate Program (Actor’s Equity is actor’s union). As EMC, I would be able to then earn points I would need in order to eventually join Actor’s Equity, and would also give me a slight advantage (over non-union) for being seen at Equity auditions.
The Next 3 Months
All that to say, we will be in WI for October to regroup and re-pack (oh no! winter!) And we will be in Chicago for November and December for the show. We have plans beyond that, but as always, we will have to see what doors open!