Sunday, December 16, 2007

Oh Lord!


I'm watching the premiere of "Crowned" right now. I've been told that I 'shouldn't' like/ watch/ support reality TV (because it puts legit actors out of work), but I believe TV is for entertainment and reality TV by and large entertains me.

This show is so ridiculous that I just might stick with it. Who can't use a little hilarity in their life?

Anyhoo--a few things:

On Friday I had a voiceover audition (my second ever), and it rocked. It was for a promo for a new Trent Reznor videogame. I left the booth thinking "I can DO this!!"

ON a sad note, I had to have my pet lovebird Lele put to sleep on Friday morning. It was sad. She was so sick, and I had done all I could do, but she still wasn't getting better (on the contrary). Rather than run tests on her, try surgery, and a whole bunch of other stuff I opted to have her euthanized. I think it was the most humane thing to do. She was 16 years old and was lively, feisty, and a real joy up until the very end. I hope I am so lucky when it's my time to go. Hope it's not soon though.

This has been a great year career-wise, but I got burned out from working around the clock. I have not yet written down my goals for 2008, but one of them will be to fit my career into my life rather than fitting my life into my career. For a long time I've thought that having a successful career (for me) was the end goal. Lately I've begun to think differently. I think this is just one experience in a long list of experiences that I will have in my life. There are so many things that I want to do in my lifetime, and to tie myself to any one thing forever would be to deny myself the opportunity to grow.

I am doing my best to build my "empire," and put some things in place so that I can be financially stable, while at the same time affording myself the chance to pursue some other ventures, and travel. This is my life, and I want to grab it by the tail and ride it until the end of the road.

Watch me.

--Nicole

4 comments:

Stephon Fuller said...

I'm sorry for your loss Nicole.

I feel you on the personal/professional thing. We gotta live it while we got it.

'08 Baby!

Nicole J. Butler said...

Thank you for your condolences, Stephon.

I've never been good at balance. I have 2 gears: full speed ahead, and fast idle (LOOKS a lot like relaxing, but really isn't). For me, 2008 has to be about finding balance.

I know you are making a "shift" as well, and I hope 2008 brings you some really awesome discoveries.

I'll watch you too. ;o)

Mama said...

I'm sooo happy I finally got to meet my grandbird LeLe, a few weeks ago. Who would have thought she wouldn't be here today. She was very cheerful and vibrant and nosy and just looking at her made ME happy with her vibrant coloring and her chatter. You were a Very Good Mama to her and I know you really brightened her day beginning with her chirping when she knew you were awake and her hearing Your constant chatter and even letting her walk around your apartment and even traveling around on your shoulder. I'm sorry for your loss, I know you miss her, but think of the Joy you brought each other.

Nicole J. Butler said...

Thanks Mama. I'm glad you got to meet her too. She was something else, wasn't she? She wasn't a talker, but she made herself understood! I do miss her greeting me in the morning, and ringing that loud bell at 3AM just to make sure I was there.

I think she's in heaven sitting on Mama Naomi's shoulder. ;o)