The month of May felt like it was three months long and three days long at the same time. Here are some of my favorite moments…
Tiptoe Through the Tulips. Sometimes, experiencing the beauty of something as small as picking flowers can be overlooked when our society is so overly stimulated. I had barely heard mention of the Tulip Festival in Holland each year, but I was lucky to experience our beautiful (albeit smaller) version right in Cream Ridge, New Jersey. It was so much fun to walk around and pick tulips and experience the beauty of this planet.
Aunt Kelle. Arguably one of the biggest moments of the month was the birth of my best friend’s baby, Jameson. It is unbelievably surreal to watch your best friend transition into her new role as a mama (seamlessly, I might add), and I feel pretty lucky to be even a small part of this little bean’s life. He has stolen just about every inch of my heart and I’m so proud of my best friend and her husband. It’s been the most beautiful few weeks.
Mother’s Day. In addition to the excitement of my best friend celebrating her first Mother’s Day, I was lucky enough to be able to celebrate my own Mom as well. Every since losing my Dad almost ten years ago, I utilize these holidays that are centered around the celebration of parents as wonderful reminders of what I am lucky enough to have. For so many, days like these are painful reminders or flooded with difficult memories. My Mom and I (literally) spent the entire day on the couch in pajamas, bingeing Netflix or cooking our family’s sauce recipe. I wouldn’t have had it any other way.
Audition Strides. The end of May brought with it the biggest surprise of all. I made it to the end of an audition process I had only dreamt about. It’s the most rewarding to feeling to audition for a show in which the material already feels like it has a place in your soul. I was able to walk away feeling like I had done the best I could, that I had done all that I could, and that this material was meant for my gifts. This job would change my life and definitely be a step forward. No details just yet - I’m a bit too superstitious for that - but I do ask for any good vibes, prayers, downward dogs… send them my way.
What’s your most memorable moment from the month of May?