Is my word of the week. I’ve spent too many days wishing I were a different sort of person. A few years ago, I started forcing myself to small talk with strangers after telling a friend he should small talk with strangers. This has resulted in zero emotional meltdowns following an audition! It’s resulted in learning the secrets of parenting from a stranger, in sitting with people I don’t know at coffeeshops, in saying “howdy” to people I will never say again but feeling like I really mean it. Hi. Hi, you. You there, we were destined to share this moment, and it’s going to be a good one.

I’m not sorry for being myself, and instead of crying, I’m laughing. Though in many other facets of my life, I am not laughing, but crying. I suppose it’s about balance.


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