get up eight.
Earlier this week I learned about 2 gigs I didn't get, and one more that it's looking like I probably won't get, pretty much all on the same day. On the heels of a string of gigs that I haven't gotten, which I've learned I haven't gotten because of technicalities relating to union status and budget, having nothing to do w/my acting talent.
All of this happening while I'm in this screeech of a slow down. It's tough. It totally sucks. I spent about a day kind of going through the motions, dwelling on the unfairness of all of this as it relates to me.
Then, I read something that included the Japanese proverb at the top - something about the resiliency of the Japanese people in the face of crisis. Fall down seven times, get up eight.
This is where actors have to live, my friends. We have to be ready to keep getting up. For me, repeating this proverb shook me out of my funk, and brought regular exercise, classes, and taking care of my body, mind and soul into a new focus.
So, I'll see you out there. I'm dusting off the low mood. And getting up.