Monday, March 9, 2009

The sun has been shining.

Has anyone noticed, when reading other folk’s blogs, how cool it is to read about the weather all around the world? Just today, I read four bits on weather, and they were all different. I find that so interesting. We all share the same sky, sun and moon—but the weather is so different for all of us. While many are trudging through snow still, others are welcoming the new spring weather—or, in California, the sun has been shining brightly all along.

Along with the simple task of living, we are also responsible for our social abilities. This includes meeting people, making friends, and most importantly keeping healthy friendships. Sometimes these friendships are easy, but unfortunately, often times, they are hard. Friendships are a give and take human correspondence. It is crucial to offer to your friends, kindness and care. By doing so you create vitality in your friendship, but if you lack the ability to provide to your friends, you will eventually have a hollow friendship that will not be able to withstand the pressures of life. Learning from this, very personally, as many of us have, I do my best to be a friend.

Being away from home, I am learning something extremely important in terms of my friendships. As adulthood continues to approach my life, friendships and the way they work change. I don’t have to talk to my friend’s everyday to maintain a friendship. A mature friendship can pick up where it left off. I don’t need to know everything about my friends to have a great friendship—I only want to know what is important. No matter how strong the foundation of a friendship, folks change and so do friendships. Just because friends change does not mean they have to go away. Friendships are important, but as you grow older and start building your life, interests change. For all of my friends, regardless how I’ve changed, I am here for you. No matter what we’ve gone through, I am here for you. This includes you my blog pals!

BWI's rehearsal was great yesterday! Our actors are beyond talented and are extremely great people. I am confident in saying that I've made friends in this process. Our actress, who I will call String bean, is great. If I can't say I have a crush on her, I will say I wouldn't mind it! This Sunday she is taking me to band-a-oke. This is just like karaoke, but a band plays the music live. If you couldn't tell, I AM SO EXCITED. Her and I are also going to be hosting a mixer at her place, which I'm excited about. This entire process has been so fun and educational.

This Easter, I will be flying to Phoenix to spend some time with my second family, the Mortons. I wrote about them on my second or third day of blogging. I am so excited for many reasons.
A) I get to leave LA and experience a change of scenery.
B) I get to spend a holiday with the Mortons, whom are seriously family.
C) Phoenix is absolutely one of my favorite places in the world.
Although it will kill me to be away from my family on a holiday, I know I will have an enjoyable time.

On March 26th, I have a meeting with a management company. For those who don't know what exactly that is, I will explain. A manager is a person who helps kick start your career. They help you find an agent, auditions, and keep you on the right track in the business. There is no guarantee that I will get signed, but I plan on bringing my "A" game. As the date quickly approaches, I will keep you up-to-date with my preparation.

I wish that life could be like a TV show. What you are looking for miraculously shows up by the end of the episode. There is an audience to laugh at you…no matter how lame your joke is. Love is never a lost cause and there is always another character to love. You have fans that are rooting for you and script writers to make sure you never fail. The bad guy always loses and you, the good guy, always wins.

Okay friends, I am getting tired. Have a great night and, as usual, take care!

Nick James

13 comments:

Natalie said...

Sounds like you have a lot going on, Nick.

Best of luck with the Management company.xx

P.s. Sunny here, 27C, slight breeze.

Lisa said...

you are such a busy guy Nick- always on the move.
Friendships are important- so are boundaries in them, always xx
Lisa x

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

Good luck with your meeting my new dear friend. Don't know ya personally, but I likes ya already :)
And about that comment that you'd take all of the animals posted on my blog........be careful what you wish for mister. I've been known to throw a dog or three into me Santa Fe and transport it states away.........

Steady On
Reggie Girl

Audrey said...

You know Nick, sometimes when I read your blog I find myself thinking..."How OLD is this guy? 80?" Seriously dude, you are SO wise. It takes most people a very long time to learn how important yet transient friendships are.

Good luck with the Management company.And I hope you have/had a great first day at your new job!
xoxoxo

Andy said...

Well, dang. Now I feel unproductive and lame.
I'll live vicariously through you.

Snowbrush said...

I could do with a trip to Arizona about now, Nick. I've never heard anyone say that they liked Phoenix. To me , it is just a dirty city to escape from as quickly as my rental car can carry me. You've obviously seen other sides of it. Blessings upon you.

Mom Taxi Julie said...

It's beautiful here today! I've only spent one holiday without my family and that was to spend it with friends. My mom about had a meltdown and I'm not allowed to do that again appparently!

~Sheila~ said...

It's also beautiful enough here that we went to the beach. Perfect beach weather in Texas. It's spring break for schools so...

Looking forward to seeing your progression and outcome through an agent. If my son plans to become as rock star...we may also need one.
Keep us posted on how the process works...if it's not too much to ask.

Good Luck my friend.

honkeie2 said...

Even people that live in the land of beautiful people need a change of scenery lol.
Good luck with the girl, the job, and the travel. Traveling can be rough no matter where you goes these days! Dont forget to take off your shoes at the gate. They will be overly aggresive with the rubber glove if you dont comply.

honkeie2 said...

Even people that live in the land of beautiful people need a change of scenery lol.
Good luck with the girl, the job, and the travel. Traveling can be rough no matter where you goes these days! Dont forget to take off your shoes at the gate. They will be overly aggresive with the rubber glove if you dont comply.

The Funny one said...

My family used to live in Phoenix when I was 4-5 years old. I remember the mountains, and the blue sky, and our house there. We sold it unfortunately.
Sun is bright here in my town as well. Funny how you keep reading about the weather.
It's a shame life can't be a T.V. show. If it was, I'd call mine the title of my blog. Your show could be Onward Bound. :)

Andy said...

Thanks for all the blog love- it's always cool getting new readers. If you feel like it, add me to your blog's link roll, and e-mail me sometime.

CLAY said...

There is no guarantee that I will get signed, but I plan on bringing my "A" game"--that's the spirit Nick! It's going to be something else to see you on the t.v one of these days--or better yet, Broadway--I'd come to see you perform. Brilliant!