Saturday, July 21, 2012

Stone Soup 072112: Coming Full Circle

Theater.  What could be better than that?  Perhaps it's not in the minds of most 7 yr olds, but it was in mine.  Theater....reaching for the stars....grasping the unreachable....Someday....

At 18, I attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC.  What an unbelievable experience.  I had attended the local School of Performing Arts since it opened (when I was 16), and I found myself teaching there.  How sweet life was.

At 22, I walked away from the local school.  Looking back, I can't find a reason worthy enough to discuss.  I went on new pursuits, for unknown reasons.  

I ultimately achieved a Master's Degree.  That piece of paper remains in a box in my attic.  I have worked in my field for about 15 years, without purpose or cause.
I fell in love with my best friend and subsequently married.  Things seemed to be making sense again.  Then, one-by-one, each of our boys arrived.  Each one fulfilling the person I was destined to become.

Even with Josiah, the trisomy 21, the open heart surgery, my life was shaping into perfection.  Then an unexpected reunion.

When my brother passed away in September, I notified my long-lost friend (the director of the local school of performing arts).  We emailed a few times.  Then, a week later, I arrived at my baby shower.  My dear friend was there.

Josiah was born....a started this friend and I continued to talk. 

About a month ago, we reconnected face-to-face.  She told me that she wanted to start a program for down sydrome children.  What's more?  She wants me to run the program!!!  OMG!

So, in September, our new adventure begins.  In a local, well-established, school of performing arts, we introduce the Down Syndrome Program for children. 

It's amazing how life works.  It's funny how dreams are fulfilled, just not always they way we 'thought they would.'

Life always comes full circle.  I know that's true for me.


  1. Life is sure funny sometimes. I'm so glad your journey is taking you in such marvelous directions.

    Thanks for participating in the T-21 Blog Hop for July, 2012. :)

    1. It certainly is, Jen! Life couldn't be better & the journey is amazing :) Thanks!

  2. Previously I actually had a blog (well, still do, but now this Ds one has become a priority, if one is allowed to call it a 'priority' if posting is more than sporadic, spora-maybeinabluemoon-ic?) that was/ is called 'What will I ever do with my life'. I still don't know the answer to that question. I also have a master's that I haven't used once (but loved every day of uni), I'm almost a graduated commercial photographer, and to add to the list, I call myself the unpublished author. Oi vey.

    So, all this to say, CONGRATULATIONS! You've certainly come full circle and are back on first name basis with you passion, AND you've included Down syndrome in the mix.

    I'm impressed. And seriously jealous ;)

    1. LOL to the priority thing :) I love my blog and really feel committed to you can imagine my surprise when I realize 3 wks has passed & I haven't written a thing :) Ooops!

      Thanks for the congrats! I love when things come full circle - it is such a blessing. And now, you're right, I can include everything that's important to me.


  3. Wow :) Very exciting. Life can throw up wonders.

    1. Thanks, Sally! Life is amazing & full of wonderful surprises :)