While thrifting this past weekend I found a copy of "Julie & Julia", a "said to be" wonderful novel/memoir that was turned into a motion picture staring Maryl Streep and Amy Adams a few years back (or a little more). Being a fan of the movie (own it and have watched it more than I would like to admit), of the same name, I thought, at .50 cents? Why the hell not? So I now own a copy of the novel that the wonderful movie was based off of.
At 131 pages in, I don't know if I'm a fan yet... but I never judge a book until the last sentence is read. So... okay, we'll see.
I had forgotten how much I truly enjoyed reading... these past few days have twisted right around to the old me-- staying up late lost in another world with no desire to leave.
The weather being so beautiful has only made it worse. I have been wanting to call in sick, forget auditions, and put off calling back my parents-- all to sit in the sun with a wonderful story (sunscreen of course; much too pale for that).
I haven't been writing, which saddens me. My novel now, is even further away from completion. I'm at peace with this though. I would rather write a quality story than throw something together.
I started looking into apartments in Los Angeles. This thought is utterly terrifying. The fear of moving to L.A. and being a small fish in a huge pond (referring to acting) rather than being a big fish in a small pond (Baton Rouge, New Orleans) is more than I would like to think about at the moment.
Everything happens for a reason. I shall allow the pieces to fall where they may.
As many of you know, I recently bought a car... all by myself .... paid in full (I worked so hard, so yes... it feels a little nice to brag ;D). When buying a car, you forget all the little things that come after you have actually purchased the vehicle. All those little things cost money... and yes, that sucks. I have never been so proud of myself and stressed in my life. The real world? Yea, it's everything my parents said it would be.
While shopping for the car of my dreams, I very much wanted to just cave and go get a loan... but sitting here today, I am very very happy I waited and was able to pay for the car in full. No car note is wonderful and I feel great not having to worry about that. Especially with all those "extra little things" right now screaming for my hard earned paper bills. Ah life.