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Friday Five – January 22nd, 2021

Updated: Feb 25, 2022

Hi, friends!

Welcome to Week 2 of the Friday Five! I have been really loving the responses of Friday Five, and it is becoming my new favorite weekly tradition. This week actually shaped up to be pretty amazing, and I’m feeling quite hopeful today. Let’s get started!

1. THE INAUGURATION! Y’all! How amazing was Wednesday?! Not only was it an amazing day because the Orange Cheetoh Man is OUT, but the ceremony, despite a pandemic and threats of civil unrest, went off beautifully! I, like most other people, was a bit anxious about everything and everyone staying safe. The last thing we needed was another horrific event to add to the list. But in the end our amazing men and women in uniform secured our capitol’s safety and made it a beautiful, breathtaking event to remember. I am so excited to see how Joe and Kamala lead us into the next four years. They have a pile of issues and priorities stacked high, but I am confident they can chip away at it bit by bit. But y’all! This girl? Blew. Me. A. Way. To order a copy of her poem, you can buy it here.

2. I registered for the COVID-19 vaccine! YAY! I work as nanny for a 6-month old boy, and in the state of Illinois childcare workers and nannies are allowed in our Phase 1B. I am SO flipping excited, and am feeling hopeful for the first time in a long time. The other day my friend Michlynn (hi, Mich!) and I were talking about all the weights we’ve been feeling around our necks. Trump. COVID. The economy. The list goes on. Well today some of those weights have been shed a bit, and I am starting to exhale. To research more about the COVID-19 vaccine, and to find out information about the vaccine in your state, click here.

3. I miss live theatre. One of the biggest tolls the pandemic has taken has been on the theatre community across the globe. Lately it has been weighing heavy on my heart how much I miss it, and how ready I am for it to come back. Even when the world returns to “normal”, things could be changed and theatre the way we knew it could be gone. The community of theatre has given me a place to call home. It is something I have been mourning most lately.

4. I know I’m a little behind on this, but I finally started watching the docuseries “Cheer” on Netflix and WOW. I am hooked! I’ve always had mad respect for people who do competitive cheer, and it’s so amazing to see that this tiny town in Texas has one of the best cheer teams in the nation. Some of their world reminds me of acting school, just with all the different personalities, everyone competing to be part of the routine (or cast, in my case), and the drive and intensity to be better than you were yesterday. It’s been such a fun escape to watch this show!

That does it for today, friends! Enjoy your weekend!

XO Megan

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