Well, I believe an update is in order.
Living in Limbo kinda sucks. That's where I am right now; Limbo. I probably shouldn't capitalize it because it's not like I'm wandering around with some virtuous Non-Christians whilst carrying an unbaptized infant in the first circle of Hell. But I feel like I should be sometimes. It's almost hot enough.
I wish following your dream was as simple as saying "okay let's do this" and we cut to a great montage of me doing push-ups and working on set whilst I practice lines, work through a stage combat sequence and learn an Irish dialect, but it's not. So we have plan B:
I have a few things in the works right now. I talked to work, or former work, to see if I could get laid off instead of resigning and so far it's a green light. The reason for this is I can go on EI (employment insurance) and would hopefully be eligible for some new/re-training programs. This way I can do something other than serving to earn money while I pursue my dream. And something I might actually enjoy doing. Something that is flexible and simple. I have a couple things in mind, but I'm not going to divulge them just yet.
I have also secured a background agent for a little extra money on the side. Background is sometimes referred to as extra work. It's still within my chosen field and it may lead to something more, who knows. This might, if I get enough gigs, keep me afloat along with whatever full acting gigs I get. Fingers crossed.
I've had a couple of job interviews and have an offer on another serving job at a new restaurant opening up in a couple of weeks. It would be different from what I'm used to, working brunch, but again who knows. This is not ideal, obviously, but when you need money for rent you do what you must.
Before said curve ball was thrown at me I had booked a vacation to go back home to Nova Scotia. I was thinking of postponing it, but decided that it's booked so why not enjoy myself while I can. I'd be staying with my parents and it would be low-budget anyhow, so why not make it shoe string.
Other than all that I still have a few contacts that I can get in touch with to see if they have anything available. I continue to scour the good job sites to see if anything interesting pops up, but when you're going away for ten days in a week you can't really say yes to an interview during that time.
I almost don't know what to do with my freedom other than what I've been doing. I think I might give my room a good cleaning and purging. That could help get the old stagnant energy out to give me a fresh start. Maybe some fresh flowers too.
The journey continues...