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Wednesday, January 18, 2006

I'm Published!

Well, not so much more as if you could say writing a blog is publishing... but it is on a blog not my own! Does that count?...

http://www.first30days.com/ReadWisdom.do?w=204

Besides the, embarassing, typo in the title I am fairly proud of this small article.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow. Well, first...congrats on being published. It counts. everything counts. And second...wow...what a great piece. Very insightful and well written. And third...I think you should be outlining what you want to write about failure. If it becomes a doc...great. A book? Great. just keep it coming. You are seriously on to something. I have kept a little phrase close to my heart during these years of struggle. "There are no right answers, only choices." I don't know if I said it to myself or I heard it somewhere but I've been breathing in that mantra for so long. As a youngster, I was addicted to accomplishment and I had a lot of it. As an adult, I can recognize why I crave it, but also yearn for a balanced personal life. Turns out, you can't have it all...so I am defined by my choices rather than accomplishments. And I'm fucking proud of that. It means I have a say in all this. I choose not to pursue every informercial or one line bit part as an actor. Instead, I choose to make work that I care about. I want to show it to people, yes, and I want them to like it and me....but primarily, it has to satisfy me in some way. Even if I only get to work on it one day this week. At least while I'm reading traffic reports, I have something to look forward to...instead of an intangible delusion about landing a pilot. I choose not to do a frustrating 99 seat play for a while so that I can have a life with the man I love. (Obviosuly a post in general...don't even get me started on the housing situation.) -Arianna

demondoll said...

That piece rocks. It says so much about the assumption of money and who has it, who doesn't and why. More and more families are fighting waves of debt- And what about those predatory credit card companies? the moment a person has a balance, that name is mysteriously on lists for other credit apps.

Yella said...

Ar - A phrase popped into my mind the other day when I wasn't really thinking about anything in particular "If you feel you haven't succeeded, change your perspective - you're more successful than you think" Perhaps the unconscious trying to tell me something... I will take your advise and start jotting notes down.

DD - I know what you mean, doll. I think life is more expensive than it used to be. And forget that crap they always bring up about there being more 'things' we feel we need now, TVs, iPods, computers, online service, etc. I don't believe that to be true - I think the necessities are more expensive - gas, cars for sure!, housing, FOOOOOOOOOOOD! Why does no one talk about that! Insurance of all kinds - car, life, home, HEALTH... it all adds up. And man it burns me when people act patronizing about it, like that real estate agent. Errrrrrr. Deserves some research I'd say...

5 said...

Congrats and kudos for a fine piece!
(though sad...)
Take care and keep at it!