Welcome Summer 2016

FullSizeRenderToday is June 7, 2016.  It isn’t officially summer yet, but it definitely feels like it.  The sad thing is, it’s not even as hot as it probably is going to be.

As I sit here in my parent’s house… It’s hard to call it their home, because it isn’t.  The home that was ours is now gone.  But that’s another story.  I digress.

As I sit here I am grateful.  Mama has a board sitting on the buffet here in the dining room that says “Thankful for Family.” I can’t help but reflect on the past year.

Since last summer when I switched my blog format over to GIOTV a lot has happened.  I was in school, then not in school.  Now I am in school again.  My Paw-Paw passed away.  I have performed on one of the biggest stages in the world.  I went to the Kennedy Center Honors.  I moved and parted ways with two people who I lived with for three years.  I miss them.  A person from my past returned and we now share an apartment together.  Traveling is a passion and I was able to visit three places I had never been.  Star Wars has become a major part of my life (in a good way).  People I love dearly have moved closer to me.  Babies have been born in my family.  Sickness has scared us.  I lost my street rat.  I took Mama to NYC and she LOVED it!  Two beloved co-workers passed.  New people have come into my life who have made me better, kept me sane and grounded.  I am about to open a beautiful new show in a role I never thought I would get.  Jack Leon graduated college.  I could go on and on.

The point is, me, my family, and my friends have had so many ups and downs in the past year.  I am still here.  That’s what I am grateful for.  I am grateful for being here, and for the people that are in my life for being here.  I am grateful that the ones we lost were here and their memory is still here.

I am grateful.

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