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The Best Vacation Ever

Yeah, I can say this for a fact. I’ve spent a lot of money in my lifetime. We all have but I’ve done some damage. Expenses went to paying for college at NYU, traveling overseas, a home, instruments, voice over expenses with a new business, etc. I’ve spent a lot of money over the years. Yet, the best expense was staying at home, saving my money and my sanity.

This has been “The Best Vacation Ever” by staying at home and working from home. I’ve learned more about me than I dreamt possible. Yeah, I worked on Saturdays as a drama teacher (for one hour) but I essentially worked from home. It was hard. I’ve done some major improvements and still have more to do. I’ve practiced on my voice over reads, worked on the acoustics in my recording studio/office. Worked on an acting scene with my partner at the union conservatory, went to some choral workshops, exercised but I mostly stayed home and worked on me: What works, work doesn’t work. Worked on being a full-time voice over actor for once. It was hard because I got the cold hard truth many times and it’s humbling several times. I’ve sought improvements from the Edge Studio, Pay to Play Sites, and EWABS,¬†and I’ve made adjustments accordingly. It’s tough as an entrepreneur to hear what YOU need work on, and it was true. Money can’t make you into a better talent, only you can. Money can help but only you can improve your skills, acoustics, knowledge, and experience by DOING it! Practicing is best: not just practice but perfect practice.

Today, I have a Nancy Wolfson webinar. It will be hard to hear. She tells it like it is. God bless her. As a younger kid, I would have cussed her out (in private mostly) since my youth was to react to folks in that way. Yeah, she’s tough but I want to hear what she has to say. Most people don’t want to hear the hot or cold truth so they don’t improve. Stubbornness doesn’t improve your skills just keeps you stuck turning your wheels.

It was a tough summer also since I had many repairs that cost me upwards of 4K. That was hard. Hell, life is hard many times.

I’ve started reading my Biblical devotions again. It’s nice to enjoy a cup of joe and read silently in the early mornings on your back patio. Sounds like heaven? It was. Hence, this summer was The Best Vacation Ever: Discovering, Growing, Learning and Enjoying the Simple Pleasures in Life.

Kim

 
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Posted by on July 18, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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