I'm Allison. Lover of Jesus, Disney season pass holder, and monogrammer of all things. 
   First and foremost, thank you so much for checking out my page! I am beyond excited to share my experiences and very thankful for everyone who has been following my journey thus far. This blog is about my life, my travels, lessons learned, laughs shared, and adventures of making my way in the Big City. My hope is that this blog encourages you and inspires others to dream as big as me.
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May 16, 2017

Just Wait

When I was in senior in college, I was beyond excited to move to NYC and start auditioning.  I would sometimes take a midnight bus from Boston after rehearsal just to have a chance to be seen at an audition in the City the next morning. (Maybe not the safest and smartest decisions I have ever made. Sorry dad.) One of my first adventures to the City was for the Wicked EPA. For my non-theatre friends, this means Equity Principal Audition. All equity members are seen first, and all equity member candidates (EMC) and non-members are seen if time permits. I was the first EMC member in line at 4:00 am, fresh off the midnight bus. Once sign-ups started, the girl behind me somehow managed to get to the front of the line. I didn’t say anything because I figured what was the harm of being number 2.

I was wrong.

After waiting until 5:00 pm, girl number 1 was seen at the last minute because of a cancellation. Girl number 2 (ME) was sent home. Back to Boston. I didn’t even get to drop off my headshot and resume. It felt unfair, and, of course, I was disappointed, but I was really just angry with myself. I let an opportunity pass by letting someone go first, and I had a nice four-hour bus ride to let that really sink in.

But looking back, I think there was a lesson I needed to learn. It wasn’t my time. Sometimes my life works out according to plan, but, for the most part, nothing happens on my own timing. I’m impatient, and I want to be able to plan my future (and of course, I chose a career with so much uncertainty). But there is something to be said about waiting. I truly believe everything happens for a reason, and I have found God’s sovereign plan is so much better than mine will ever be.

I have realized that being number 2 is where I was supposed to be. I needed to grow. I needed to learn. I needed to wait.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways, acknowledge him, and He will direct your paths.” – Proverbs 3:5-6

xoxo, allison

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  1. Delaney

    May 23rd, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    Hi Allison! I saw you last weekend in Minneapolis as Glinda. (I was so excited to see an understudy go on, I cheered really loud!) I am a fellow thespian, blogger, and lover of Jesus. I just finished my sophomore year as an Acting major at MSU, Mankato. I would just like to say how nice it is to see that there are other people in this field living their life for Jesus! I think there are so many broken people in this unpredictable field that need to hear about God and I just loved looking at that stage and seeing someone else that feels the same way! That’s where I hope to be in a couple years. Thank you so much! Keep shining!

  2. abailey

    May 24th, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    Delaney, you are so sweet! I am so glad you were in the audience. Thank you for your encouragement and kindness. And thank you so much for reading my blog! Keep your sparkle precious girl!

  3. Marie Strohl

    May 27th, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    So proud of you for persevering and knowing that God’s timing is perfect. We have seen it in your life time and again ! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  4. abailey

    May 30th, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    Love you! Thank you always for your support!

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