This is the final weekend of Chess performances. While on the whole, I will be really happy to have my life back, and have time for things like running and a social life, I’m not quite ready to let this show go yet. It’s been an incredible experience, and I feel like I’ve finally had a chance to show all my friends what I’m truly capable of. I’ve been blown away by the kind words and encouragement from friends and strangers alike. Praise is a heady thing. And of course I’ll miss the music, my friends, and the adrenaline rush of being on stage. But I definitely need the break. *sigh*
I totally forgot until yesterday that it’s Labor Day weekend. That means it’s a 3 day weekend! I get two entire days after Chess closes to rest, relax, and recover. I couldn’t be happier about that. I’m hoping the weather is nice, because I’d love to fit in some of the outdoor activities I’ve been missing out on this summer, most specifically, beach time/swimming. Right now the forecast looks good, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed!
I very foolishly scheduled a voice lesson at 8 tomorrow morning. This means that after the show tonight, I have to drive 45 minutes home, and then get up at the wrong side of Saturday morning and go sing. I’ve been toying with the idea of canceling, but my voice teacher is really difficult to schedule with, and it will be a good warm up before our final two show day, so I’m just sucking it up. But talk about poor planning.
Our cast party is going to be SO FUN! We’re all chipping in to rent a giant house in town with a HOT TUB. I’m so excited. I will eat, drink and be merry with abandon, because I don’t have to worry about saving my voice anymore (for the time being, at least). I can’t wait!
What are your weekend plans?