I swear it's taking everything in me not to pass out. I've already had a morning cup of joe, later a Red Bull, but I am STILL very much exhausted. The last 2 weeks have been a series of transitions. After Mercury came out of retrograde, praise Jesus, things sped up in my life very QUICKLY. I literally went from having causal conversations about opportunities and/or ideas to them coming together in a matter of days. Thursday before last I went from a TV pilot call back in midtown Manhattan to shoot a pick - up shot for the ID Channel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, then went BACK into the city, this time the Lower East Side to perform for the 2nd night in the play I was in. I didn't get home to somewhere near midnight and was up at 5:30am the next day to continue working my new freelance job, Social Media Manager for Black Enterprise. Ironically, the girls I was an afternoon nanny for are upstate for the summer, so the new job was certainly divine timing. I told myself I would not worry about what was next, that God had it all under control and he showed up and showed out! But I am tired. The first week of the new job I did remotely as I was still a nanny and had to perform in the play. This week was my first week in Black Enterprise's Madison Ave offices. I haven't worked in a "typical" office since moving to NYC in 2005 and honestly its been so refreshing and certainly challenging with all the new responsibility. I had so many meetings last week at one point I was looking like...I am in such a bigger position than I have ever been in before and am adjusting, as best as I can.
Am I overwhelmed, YES!
Is it challenging, YES!
Am I enjoying it, YES!
I have to take this opportunity and run with it, it's just God taking me from the background to the forefront!This Friday I'll be doing extra work for the new Martin Scorsese - Mick Jagger HBO Pilot. I am pretty excited. Though I am simply a "subway rider" my little dress I got fitted for is super cute and they'll be blowing my hair out for full Afro realness! After this project though, I am done for the summer, acting wise and will focus on my new position with Black Enterprise and also take some classes: on-air hosting and voice-overs.
My sister and I made it over to see the Kara Walker - "A Subtlety" aka the Marvelous Sugar Baby exhibit at the old Domino Sugar Factory in Williamsburg last weekend. Smelled like straight sugar and to see the mammy sphinx in all her glory was...remarkable.
These sad little sugar babies, and the sugar baby corpses (not pictured) were...disturbing to say the least. Nevertheless, remarkable.
Welp, that's all for now! In the meantime...