Finding Your Joy

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Nothing particularly amazing happened to me since my little pity party on Tuesday when I didn't get that part I auditioned for, but for whatever reason I've just been in a really great mood. Maybe it's the first signs of fall I'm starting to see sprinkled around my neighborhood.




Lately I've found myself walking around with a smile on my face just feeling grateful I get to live in a city I love, and pursue something I truly enjoy. And after rereading that sentence I'm gagging a little at my own corny joy... What is going on? Maybe I should unfollow Joel Osteen on Twitter or something because his inspirational tweets have obviously had an impact on me.

Even Harlow seems to have a little extra bounce in his step these past few days.




You wanna know how I really know I'm losing it? Because last night I bought this sweatshirt. And I love it.


Be honest, does this make me a total loser? Is it as bad as buying a Planet Hollywood shirt in the 90s? I've never been one to purchase memorabilia attire from anywhere, in fact I've always made fun of those of you who did, but something about this sweatshirt was just calling my name. I came home last night from practicing/catching a show at Second City and proudly showed Chris my new purchase, somewhat similar to how a child would show their parent their new shirt from Applebees and he smiled kindly and said,

"That's cute. I love how gung-ho you are about all this."

Gung-ho? Does this look like a girl who is "gung-ho" about her new Second City sweatshirt?


Okay, point taken. I may be a little gung-ho right now. But it's good to be passionate about something, right? Might as well be something as entertaining and weird as improv and comedy. Speaking of comedy stuff, another thing contributing to my happiness this week may be the fact I just landed a new part time gig of helping IO theater run their social media. It's like a marriage of my two favorite things! So if you'd like to get an inside look of what life is like in the famed IO Theater (home to almost every famous comedian in showbiz), follow along as I post photos on Instagram @IOChicago.

All in all, I'm not sure if I found my joy this week, or if it found me. Regardless, I'm digging it. Sadly I know it will be taken tomorrow when I have to go get my oil changed. Mechanics always have a way of stealing my happiness. It usually happens somewhere in between them telling me my filters are disgusting and my tires need rotated.

And on that note, go find your joy! Figure out what makes you happy and do it. Or just go buy a dumb sweatshirt somewhere. Either seems to work.

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26 comments:

  1. ahhh it's so pretty where you live!

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  2. Stop it, that sweatshirt was made for you! It's adorable :) And isn't it funny, when I was a kid, fall was one of my not-favorite seasons, and now... all it does is bring a smile to my face all the friggin' time!!

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  3. The first step is admitting it and I'm just glad you're finally putting it out there that you're such a ho.
    Proud of you, Tay.

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  4. Yay for you! And I love that sweatshirt. I prefer sweatshirts to hoodies which I'm pretty sure makes me 80.

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  5. Your neighborhood is beautiful. Just walking down that street would make me so happy. And your sweatshirt is great!

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  6. i would definitely buy that sweatshirt. i love it. and your city is gorgeous, i mean it's no texas but it's pretty nice

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  7. yeah these pictures would make anyone happy :)

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  8. These pictures are GORGEOUS! I love fall - can't help but be happy in the fall.

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  9. that sweatshirt is adorable on you! and those fall leaves are making me a little sad about the fact that our leaves are never going to change here...just a little lol

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  10. Love it! Everyone should feel a little extra gung ho lately ;)

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  11. I love how the guy in the background is not even looking while you jump around in your totally awesome new sweatshirt. If I saw someone jumping I'd stare.

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  12. Love your sweatshirt and love your dog! Is he a Vizsla?

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  13. I thought that pep in your step was due to my telling you that I had faith in you! It's okay if you don't want to mention it on your blog.. some readers may get jealous and I totally get that-- so I won't mention that I get first dibs on autographed tickets to your first sold out show, once you've made it big, and front row seats.. because that would just be unfair to your other readers.

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  14. You love it especially so because it is Nebraska colors :-)

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  15. Your neighborhood looks super cute!! It's so fun to be happy for no reason! Enjoy it :).

    Kristin
    crumbsandcurls.blogspot.com

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  16. love this, and I totally love that little "pep in your step" feeling. Sometimes those days are just necessary!

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  17. look at you, finding the joy! i like what i see. and doing social media?! this delights me, pretty sure you may have actually gotten something out of those sessions! hope you're doing well :)

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  18. I love your Chicago fall pics - your neighborhood is beautiful!! I think you are AWESOME for doing what you love and working to get your next big gig. You got this girl...don't let boys (even if they are husbands, boyfriends or the like) tell you otherwise! =)

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  19. Your photos of Chicago are always amazing! Also a huge fan of jumping pictures; whenever you describe second city I imagine a lot of jumping around, so fitting. :)

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  20. It's so awesome to read about your happiness!

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