I spent my childhood hoping to make it big.
I did pretty well.
At age 12, I starred in a professional production of Annie in Phoenix, moving an hour away from my home in Tucson for the run of the show, and belting out Tomorrow in front of thousands of people.
A year later, I came across the play’s program in a stack of papers. I flipped through to find my bio, full of accomplishments: commercials for McDonalds and FedEx, an appearance on a TV show, and my plan to travel to the USSR for a month with my ballet company.
I felt a strange twist in my stomach.
All of these accomplishments—these feathers in my cap–were supposed to be stair-steps towards Great Things. A local commercial could lead to a national one, which could lead to starring roles, leading to TV pilots and onward to fame and fortune.
Except I was tired. And afraid…
I wrote a love letter to floor sweeping and the ordinary. Want to read the rest? It’s over at SheLoves, my home away from home. Join me, won’t you?
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