Our lives are measured out in coffee spoons, wrote T.S Eliot; they are measured out not in the grand sweeps but in the small gestures. The great breakthroughs in our lives generally happen only as a result of the accumulation of innumerable small steps and minor achievements. We’re called to reach out to someone, to pick up an odd book on the library shelf, to sign up for a class even though we’re convinced we don’t have the time or money, to go to our desks each day, to turn left instead of right. These are the fire drills for our bigger calls.
—  Gregg Levoy

#projecthappy #day218
The day started on a good note when Larissa and I went to Palm Sunday mass and then brunch at Le Pain Quodetien. I got to my Legally Blonde callback very early and had time to explore Millville for a little bit. I happened to stumble upon a used bookstore/cafe and spent about half an hour there reading. The place was so funky and calming that I couldn’t help but smile watching the eccentric-yet-warm people coming in and out yelling about crossword puzzles and the ridiculousness of chocolate covered expression beans. Although I will not be able to be a part of the cast as I just found out that I have to take a few courses this summer, I also was SO consistently happy about the kindness I experienced in the auditions at the Levoy theatre. Although there were certainly some bumps, today turned out to be a very, very happy day… Made better by dinner and a study sesh with @ryancannongreen 💕 (at Bogart’s Books)

#projecthappy #day204
Today, I went to an audition at the Levoy Theatre. Although the audition itself didn’t go as well as I had hoped, I am so incredibly happy I went. For starters, I drove over two hours just to do something entirely for myself, and I’m happy to have done something for myself like that. Also, I talked to some of the loveliest people of my life at that audition! They were all so kind and thoughtful. When I first walked in, everyone was silent and uncomfortable, so I decided that I wanted to talk to everyone, and by the end, it was like we were all friends! So I’m also happy that I made the conscious choice to turn my “competition” into my friends. Every cloud has a silver lining 😊. And now we wait to hear about callbacks! 😬 (at Levoy Theatre)