I am a Hormonal Housewife! Hooray!
Although my husband may disagree with me sometimes, I don't mean that literally, I mean I am joining the cast of 'Hormonal Housewives' for their 2019 UK Theatre Tour.
Am I excited?
Am I nervous about not seeing my children for months?
So what am I gonna do about it?
Worry uncontrollably about everything whilst I am away?
What good will that be for anyone?
I am SO happy and excited to be able to tour the UK doing something I AB-SO-BLOOMIN-LUTELY love. I am super excited to have the opportunity to learn from two wonderful women who are much more experienced actresses than me. I am excited to perform in so many different locations and theatres. It really is a dream come true. I get to act for three months and not have to do any other job! That is all I want!
Yet, I have never been away from my children for longer than 5 days before, so not seeing them; being there to tuck them into bed; read them stories; take them to and from school; brush the knots out of my daughters hair; play Lego with them; watch my son rockin' out on his guitar...it is going to be so weird.
I know nowadays we have Skype and Facetime which I'm sure is going to be used a lot, but lets face it, it's not really much of a substitute is it?
But this is where I have to remember that me at 18, the one who auditioned for one drama school and got accepted first time. The me, whose dream it was to act for a living. The me who turned down a romantic trip to Rome to attend an audition. The me who was so determined to do whatever it takes to become a proper actress. Yes I will miss my children and husband (and animals), yes it will be hard being away from them for months BUT this is what I really want and have wanted for such a long time.
I also need to realise that I am setting an example to my children, I am showing them that if they have a dream, they just have to go for it, and as a family unit, we will support them in any way we can to achieve it.
I also have to realise that as an actress, I can use those skills to leave the children a little surprise for when I am away too. So, I am in the process of recording a load of their favourite stories for them to listen to whilst I am touring. I got all the equipment for a mini recording studio given to me by my wonderful husband for Christmas, and what better way to use it than to make my children their very own audiobooks! Maybe I will be able to read them their bedtime stories after-all!
New things are always slightly daunting aren't they? Because ultimately, you don't know what it will be like. New things are also really exciting! This, I hope, is just the start of something new, so it is pointless worrying about anything other than doing the job properly that I have been given to do.
Acting jobs are so unpredictable and I would be a fool to waste this experience worrying about how everyone is getting on at home. I need to go out there, do my best and enjoy every single minute of it!
So, yes I am so ready and excited to be touring the UK performing alongside Vicki Michelle and Julie Coombe. Yes I will miss my children and husband. But, yes, everything is going to be just fine.
If you want to come and watch me in Hormonal Housewives, head over to the website and check out the tour details! It is going to be a lot of fun!