Monday, October 15, 2012

I'm Still Here

Sometimes, I get very discouraged with the path I am on. The world of Theater and Entertainment is a tough world but even tougher I think on someone who is of color and/or a woman. Today was one of those days where I was feeling a bit low on myself. In searching for a suitable piece of large drawing paper for a score I have to bring to class tomorrow, I unzipped my art portfolio which was covered in dust from me not opening it in many many years. As I was filtering through everything, a note fell to the floor. I picked it up, opened it, and cried for about 10 minutes.

It was a note from my Grandmother, from 2003 given to me right after college Graduation. She says she's proud of me and goes into how much she loves me. It was just what I needed to hear. Like an angel from beyond a grave, she sent me this message to remind me to keep going.

Thank you stroke for causing me to forget receiving this 9 years ago and allowing me to see it anew. What a wonderful surprise.

What a beautiful small victory.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

It's My Strokiversary Month!

It's my Strokiversary Month.
It's my Strokiversary Month.
It's MY Strokiversary Month!!
It's my Stroke Month!!!!
It's my re-birthday and I'm so excited.

Who would have ever thought that having a stroke would incite such happiness?

Docket 32357 In The International Film Festival Of Nashville...ONLINE!

Many people have been interested in seeing the short film I wrote, Docket 32357 but haven't had access to the festivals we've gotten into...until now! :)

Docket 32357 was just accepted into The International Film Festival of Nashville. This year, all the films will be showcased online for a certain time and day instead of being in a physical venue. This is a wonderful opportunity for us and I can't wait for you to see it. As soon as I get information on it, I will post.


Friday, October 5, 2012

Young Stroke Survivors Group In NYC

This week I was at NYU Hospital with my Mother for an appointment. We went to a separate section of the hospital I hadn't been to before. The place is a virtual maze! As we were waiting for the elevator, I looked at the notice board and saw that there was a posting for a Young Stroke Survivors Group. Below is the information for anyone who is in the NY area and can go. This is a great community and the first group for young strokies I've seen in the city.

I'm super excited about this! Hopefully I will be able to attend this month's group.

WHEN: 2nd Tuesday of every month
TIME: 5:30pm-6:30pm
WHERE: Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine
400 East 34th Street Room RR 111-112
NY, NY 10036

RSVP to:
Pamela Singer Senior Social Worker
Dina Pagnotta