So anyhow, letting go of everything weird in this life to focus on this happy positive -- I have started taking voice lessons from a very reputable teacher! It costs a lot of money and is something that is purely for the good of Marie. I have always wanted to do it but put other things in front of it until there was no TIME for my other things, and then I didn't want to do it 'cause I was too scared. And then I thought, what am I afraid of? Improving? So I did it! I made the call! I'm officially a student! Today was my second lesson, and it went great. He's a great teacher, and I am a more then willing student! And just to pat myself on the back, he said he was amazed at the breakthroughs we made and thinks I can improve 10 times faster then normal, thanks mostly because I can relate a lot of what he says to acting training. So anyhow, just ignore the fact that this sounds like bragging 'cause I really hope it's not, I was just very very very encouraged and I really needed that!!! I did the "happy lesson" dance!!!
I'd like to thank the academy, my public, my darling husband and children, and my own dear mother for her encouragement. Mom, this trophy really belongs to you.