We were all notified today via email whether or not we were given a part in The King and I. And I did not impress enough to be given a role. This is not a surprise. And, if I’m being honest, and I usually am, there is a tiny bit of disappointment.
But perhaps it is my optimism, my ability to find the silver lining that I am able to stand back and say, “Hey, it’s ok!! I’m still busy and very happy!” You see, since McKade started school, I went and stuck my finger in quite a few pies.
I’m on the PTA at Mack’s school, even co-chairing a committee, I’m teaching a Silver Sneakers class to older adults at my gym one day a week, and Rogan and I are now making weekly visits to a nearby assisted living facility. I went from doing nothing to almost doing too much. Plus, I have been bitten by the football bug, and I have plans to follow them this season!! And I’m happy. With the addition of even one more thing to my calendar, I might have been pushed over the edge. There will be other productions, perhaps not so musical in nature, and I will try again!
No one can ever accuse me of not stepping out of my comfort zone. I even joked around the other day, that might be what’s written in my obituary: Tanzie Nielsen died happily, having found the courage to step out of her comfort zone A LOT!!!