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Some thoughts
Have you read the e-mail forward about the rocks, pebbles, and sand in a jar?

If not, and you don't understand this next quote, there is an LJ-cut link at the bottom

"If you put the sand or the pebbles into the jar first, there is
no room for the rocks. The same goes for your life. If you spend all your
energy and time on the small stuff, material things, you will never have
room for the things that are truly most important."


I'm not sure how much I agree. I completely enjoy these forwards because they remind you to pay attention and re-focus and re-balance your life every once in a while. On the other hand (in my opinion) the analogy doesn't always work.

My cousins have a friend. The joke is I am the anit-friend. We both came to NY to pursue acting.

Where as I have already been to many auditions, am working on every possible thing to improve my "product" (me), and go through backstage and other audition sources every week ~ and have only been here 3 weeks today in fact; The anti-me has been here a few years, and has gotten to the point where he barely even looks anymore, not that (apparently, I could be mistaken) he was as driven as me to begin with.

This is all only what they tell me, I don't know him well enough to know how much is true.

My point though is this: They commented he now has a female. The following comment was directed to further the "anti-me" statements in that now he really will have no motivation because he will spend all time with her when possible.

So here is my question: Where is the balance?

Where is this balance between goals, passions, friends, family, self-growth, EVERYTHING?

I am doing well. Productive, accomplished, accomplishing, learning, growing, busy. Not "busy" just to be busy - I even took time off to relax the last day or so while my family was here. I only auditioned the first day.

It was nice not to worry (too much) about time and schedule.

I've decided it's time to let go now.

To let go of those few things, more closely one thing, which has been filed away, but still makes it's presence known.

I put one more "if" out there seeing what the world wants for me.

Unless something big happens, some sign, showing me not to, this was the last "if".

So yeah, I'm letting go.

This is a big thing for me.

Tingles running through my veins.




I hope everyone is well


A philosophy professor stood before his class and had some items
>in front of him. When class began, wordlessly he picked up a large empty
>mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with rocks right to the top, rocks
>about 2" in diameter. He then asked the students if the jar was full? They
>agreed that it was. So the professor then picked up a box of pebbles and
>poured them in to the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles,of
>rolled into the open areas between the rocks. The students laughed. He
>asked his students again if the jar was full? They agreed that yes, it
>The professor then picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of
>course, the sand filled up every-thing else.
> "Now," said the professor, "I want you to recognize that this is
>your life. The rocks are the important things - your family, your partner,
>your health, you! r children - anything that is so important to you that
>it were lost, you would be nearly destroyed. The pebbles are the other
>things in life that matter, but on a smaller scale. The pebbles represent
>things like your job, house, or car. The sand is everything else, the
> "If you put the sand or the pebbles into the jar first, there is
>no room for the rocks. The same goes for your life. If you spend all your
>energy and time on the small stuff, material things, you will never have
>room for the things that are truly most important."

I hope you are well

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moowazz From: moowazz Date: July 31st, 2002 08:23 pm (UTC) (Link)

Tis true :)
almjbs From: almjbs Date: July 31st, 2002 02:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
If you can persue your dream. I think you can do it. And I wouldn't give up on it. I had to take a break from some things a while back due to other priorities....but I am hoping to slowly go back into it and achieve my goals I originally set. Just will be a year late or so that's all.
moowazz From: moowazz Date: July 31st, 2002 08:10 pm (UTC) (Link)

Good for you :)

LEtting go, just to clarify, is letting go of a person in my life, or rather letting go of the significance, or better yet, changing how much I let them bear on my heart.

I hope you are well.

What is/are your dreams?
lordrexfear From: lordrexfear Date: July 31st, 2002 09:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

Freedom is a Balance, and Balance comes with Knowledge and Knowledge comes with Power. and Power?

Well, That's the force.
Make sense in the end it will, on path of enlightment, you are, following the right roads, you are, continue, trek, that is what you do, shall.
From: (Anonymous) Date: July 31st, 2002 11:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

I never see you online, so here's a post

I think the anti-you just got turned off by acting, for whatever reason, and he lost his drive to find a role. Now he has a new focus in his life to replace acting, which will make him as content as finding work once did. I'd say juggle your interests in the way that makes you the happiest, and that'll be the right balance. People don't need to be constantly reminded of your friendship/love to know that it's there, and conversely, you don't have to look for work tirelessly. It's always good to take a break and talk to friends. Just my views.

Matt from CO
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