Welcome friends, family and others to my journey. Here I will be documenting the journey I am on in relation to my activism, my theatre involvement and life in general. At times my blogs will be lighthearted and at times they will be…well let’s just say a bit more intense. Some of you may remember several years ago I had a blog about life and dating in my 40’s. I hope you all enjoy this new endeavor and perhaps will share the posts that speak to you the most.
So to get the ball rolling…What do I mean by activism? I believe activism to be a very patriotic thing to do. I aim to be active and aware on a local, state and national level through volunteering for organizations I support, showing up at marches/rallies/ demonstrations as needed to ensure my voice is heard, campaigning for candidates I believe will do well by us on a local/state/national level and to do my part to ensure this country is the best it can be. I love our country and feel as a true patriot I must be involved in the process. This is not a new concept to me, but one I have put on the back burner for too long. I had become complacent. Granted, much has gone on in my life since I was last actively involved in causes and politics. BUT, due to various factors that have come into play over the past year, I find I cannot sit idly by and not get back in the game as they say. I will state I am a middle of the road person who, depending on the topic, can either lean left or right on the political scale. I am pro-choice, a fighter for women’s rights, defender of the LGBTQ community, and an outspoken advocate for equal rights for everyone. I am a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, an aunt, and a friend. My social/familial circle encompasses people of all colors, religions, sexual orientations and genders. I will stand behind and beside all of them always.
Next up is my theatre involvement. Anyone who knows me (or at least the majority of those who know me), are aware that I am actively involved with a wonderful community theatre group – Reedy Point Players LTD, based in Delaware City, DE. (http://www.thereedypointplayers.com) In 2014 my husband and I became acquainted with and started volunteering at Reedy Point Players (RPP). We have been immersed in this community ever since and love it! I have acted, directed, volunteered for box office/concessions, and worked on tech crew for almost every show since the fall of 2014. I have been on the Board of Directors for RPP for 2 years so far and feel privileged to be a part of this troupe. The friends we have made through our involvement with RPP will be with us for the rest of our lives. I cannot imagine not having these talented, loving, caring people in my life.
My journey in life is more challenging than some and not as bad as others. Over the past year, I’ve been unemployed, homeless, lost my father to cancer, had my husband diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and have had my own physical issues that have made daily functioning a challenge. Why am I telling you this? I will be sharing my life journey with you because perhaps it will help you or someone you know feel like they are not alone in the struggles, joys and challenges called life. Perhaps one person will come to realize that someone really does understand what they are going through currently. This will also give me the opportunity to share how incredibly kind, generous and loving people can be when you are at your lowest point. No matter how many bad things happened over the past year, the blessings outweighed everything. Family, friends, and even strangers showed us love, compassion, kindness and overwhelming generosity to help hold us up when we have been down. I will never have enough words to express how much their support has meant to us. It has been humbling and has filled my heart and soul with such love.
I will wrap up my first blog by saying thank you. Thank you to my family, friends, acquaintances, and others who have helped us and have been so very supportive. You are why I want to be active in our world. You inspire me to do what I can to help and support others. Thank you and know I will pay it forward!