I called the city about that sidewalk and things are in motion. Yay! Disabled mom blogger keeps all the parents and younger siblings from walking in the road. Which made me feel like I was endowed with super powers. Then I reminded myself it was only a brief phone call and I felt sad that it had been the highlight of my day...er week. I was pondering this when my day...er life (or at least outlook) changed.
Have you ever gotten one of those calls? The communication equivalent to a flat tire on you're way out to dinner when you don't have a spare. You see where I'm going here, it changes the course of things in a significant way. More often than not in my life so far it's been bad news. Today it was good news via email.
I had an audition. A real audition. Not a student director or even an independent film maker, but a casting director for a television show contacted me. I'm still alive in the acting world! People find me. I'm going to tape an audition tonight and overnight back to the world I used to live in.
Whether or not I get the part is not the point (although it'd be amazing). The point is that maybe the secret to career and family is timing. Maybe Mike was right and if I wait until Riley's a little older my career will start falling into place again. In whatever form it chooses to take. All this time I thought the world had gotten bigger than my ambitions. I honestly believed there was something wrong with me for not wanting to let my old life die, but maybe I can have both.