energy, eh?

How many times have you heard people say “If you put the energy out, the universe will come up to great you!” Well, I’m not going to say it. I’m just going to tell you all about what’s been going on with me.

I am now 6 weeks into my swim/dance/yoga each week and it has grown into much more then that. I’m officially addicted to exercise. It didn’t take long, and now I exercise almost every day. I don’t know why I’m surprised, of course exercise is going to make me feel better, but I was lulled into a stagnant state of sleepiness and unending hunger. I couldn’t imagine how I’d fit exercise in with all my napping and snacking, but here I am! It’s just before 1 pm and I’ve already been to the pool for a 45 minute swim, and sang for 2 hours. The best part? I still have time for a wee nap before I start work at 5. Energy is way up, negative anxiety is way down.

My new headshots are up!! I’m so thrilled, I posted them last night and have been getting an outpouring of encouraging love from my social media. That little notification ting is as addictive as crack, and I’m happy to be flying high!

KAROLINA TUREK PHOTOGRAPHY 2015
This is my commercial, sweet but smart look
KAROLINA TUREK PHOTOGRAPHY 2015
And over here I’m all, hey, I’m confident and maybe a bit of a badass.

Another win? I landed an audition for Stratford’s Birmingham Conservatory! I’m so excited to be whipping out the Shakespeare again. There really is nothing like getting into those words. Shakespeare wrote so much emotion and depth into each line, it’s an actors dream to navigate all those feelings and turn them into a powerful story of timeless humanity. I got to audition for Bard on the Beach this past August, and although I didn’t get cast this year, the response to my audition and call back was overwhelmingly positive. I hope I can bring that work to my audition next week. Bonus? I get to do 3 pieces! After my Shakespeare, I’m going to try Emily’s last speech from “Our Town”. It’s risky, but if I can pull it off (which I believe I can) I think the panel will have a hard time forgetting me.Oh, and didn’t I mention?

I have a job. I HAVE A JOB. A REAL JOB! I can’t stop. I HAVE A JOB I HAVE A JOB I HAVE A JOOOOOB!

Wow that feels good. 

The project is an independent pilot called “She Doesn’t Bite” created by Steve Rosenberg and a group of amazing local women who have struggled with addiction and problems with the law. I play the lead character, Sapphire, a pregnant ex con, who works at a doggie daycare. While she wants to live a clean, crime free life, situations sometimes arise that seem to present few options. Her complicated relationships with her boyfriend and other ex con friends make for a very intriguing look into the lives of those we say, live on the east side. I couldn’t be happier with the script, the story, the character, the cast, the director, the team, you name it. I’m thrilled. I’m pouring all of myself into this, even if the project doesn’t go any further, the opportunity to have this much of my work on film is truly unbelievable. I mean it, I can’t believe I get to do this. I’m still pinching myself. It has taken me 6 years to get a gig like this. I’m going to kill it.

So….has the risk I took giving up serving work and spending all my money on my career been worth it? You tell me 🙂