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.
And so let's begin... xoxo
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