On December 22, 2013, we closed Guys and Dolls at The Playhouse. This is the fourth back-to-back show I do in the San Antonio community theaters, after In the Heights, Monty Python’s Spamalot, and The Rocky Horror Show. (My dance partner-in-crime, with whom I have done those four shows, is the incomparable Courtnie Mercer.)
I do not know what it is, however, because I have been feeling down lately. To be brutally honest, I can attribute it to one main reason, but I think it is mostly because I am exhausted. I am extremely proud of my accomplishments and happy to be a part of some highly-regarded, award-winning shows. Theatre is thriving in San Antonio, and to have my name associated with such productions is a great gift that will never grow old.
I have been re-examining my life. Maybe it is my age, or maybe I am just tired, or maybe I just want to make more money. I really do not know.
I am healthier than I have been in all my life. I have lost weight but gained muscle. So I’m at a healthy 162 lbs. I stopped going to the gym recently because of a sinus infection, but I will go back soon.
New goals for 2014? Definitely. I am not sure if “spirituality” is the answer for me. Alex has started studying Buddhism, and he says he feels much more at peace. Is that what I need? I do not know.
That is not the answer for me, but I recently added more items to my ever-evolving bucket list.
- Take singing/voice lessons.
- Work out more often.
- Learn to play the guitar.
- Learn to play the piano.
- Learn to drive manual transmission automobile.
- Be entrepreneurial.
- Write more (including this blog!)
So, we’ll see how it goes. I am not exactly sure what all these puzzle pieces mean, but as a great, reliable friend told me recently, “2014 is the ‘Year of Luis!'” I will make it so.