Another transition, another beginning. Can you believe how quickly 9 months flew by? I certainly can’t. 9 months of ups and downs, laughs and adventures. What an amazing experience. I feel so lucky.
…But oh, the glory of being home! Being with Chris, in my own space, with my cats, my bed, my coffee maker, my couch, my internet service… the list goes on and on. The past three weeks of being home have been the most self indulgent, hard working, rejuvenating, whirlwind. And. I. Am. So. Glad. To. Be. Back.
Where to start? What to do? There is so much to get back to, so much to start, and so much to continue.
First comes first, for those of you that have followed my blog since its start, I should explain the domain and name change. Obviously, I am back from my journey across the ocean, thus “Across the Ocean and Back” become obsolete. However, I love that my slogan has become “big adventures little lady.” It suits me. So, I changed the domain to bigadventureslittlelady.wordpress.com, because not only does it suit me, but it will always fit me, no matter where I go and no matter where I grow. I will always be a little lady, and I will always find big adventures… or they will find me! Second, the blog name change. Since I crossed the ocean and came back, I felt like I needed a new adventure to focus my blog on. What you might ask is that new adventure? Well, its not job related this time, its personal! “Alexandra Across the Aisle” refers to my journey across the aisle to Chris, as we plan our wedding over this next year! How exciting is that? I still can’t get over it! Now, don’t worry! My blog will still consist of the normal Alexandra- like daily adventures and musings, but the overarching theme for the next year will be my wedding plans and their fruition! What’s after that (you might be asking yourself)? Well, don’t worry! I’m sure another adventure will crop up! In the meantime, enjoy Alexandra’s wacky wedding whirlwind!
Anyway, glad we got that covered. Now on to the juicy stuff! Being home has been wonderful, an adjustment, but wonderful! I mean I’m still trying to establish a routine for myself and readjust to the technicalities of real life not on board a ship, but how glorious to be doing so. I think I’m finally getting the hang of it, though. Listen, I never said I was good at change or adjustment… but slow and steady, am I right?!
The past few days I have been furiously updating my online presence as an actor. You know, Actors Access, Backstage, my website, and more! I got new headshots taken by the INCREDIBLE David Noles and his lovely makeup artist Anya ( I am still anxiously awaiting their return), as well as updating this lovely little corner of my world! I have also been filling up my summer calendar with auditions, babysitting, Camp Broadway, weddings, and securing some precious free time with Chris, my friends, and my cats. Obviously.
I also said goodbye (for now) to my beautiful best friend and maid of honor (yupp, it’s official! She said yes!!!) for the summer. She is living the dream! Summer stock in Ohio as the number one dream role of all book worms and feminist princesses alike – Belle in Beauty and the Beast. And let me tell you, La Comedia Dinner Theater, your casting was spot on! Stephanie Windland is gonna blow your Disney minds, and charm you frozen hearts (no pun intended?). GO GET ‘EM GIRL! ….. As you can see I will also be making a trip to Ohio this summer, because STEPH = BELLE! DUH!
Another fun adventure I have had since my big return to the big apple was to a Mets game at Citi Field, which they won!! It was so fun, and so idealistically summer in the city! Not to mention, hot as hell. Is has not been the coolest of weeks, but that’s never held me back. Nothing a tank top and some deodorant can’t fix! Anyway, Chris, Gerardo, and I adventured all the way on the 7 train to Citi Field in Queens. The Mets played the Cubs, apparently it was “the underdog game of the century…” or so I’ve been told. Whatever it was, it was a blast. We watched the game, cheered on the Mets, had hot dogs (Okay, I had a veggie dog. I admit. I may not be a pescatarian anymore, but I couldn’t go balls to the wall hot dog. Not yet, at least.), had ice cream out of a helmet, and spent some quality time at America’s favorite past time! What an evening! … AND THE METS WON! How fun is that?!
Being home has been a whirlwind. I am so happy to be reuniting with friends and settling back into real life. I am so happy!
OH! I almost forgot! Almost most importantly, right when I got back, Chris, my parents, and I went and checked out our wedding venue! It was beautiful, and magical, and whimsical, and so so perfect! I can’t believe we booked it sight unseen, and it is the total package. I wouldn’t want to get married to Chris anywhere other than the beautiful Fiddle Lake Farm.
We also met with florists and bakers! It was super duper fun and we all left with some serious sugar comas! As far as wedding planning goes, sure it can get a bit stressful, but its been so fun so far. Our wedding planner, Lisa, is a dream, and every vendor we meet is wonderful. The hardest part is choosing. So amazing!
So, life is good. Life is goofy. Life is amazing. Life is beautiful. Life is a blast! Get ready for more amazing moments, more wedding whimsy, and more adventures for this little lady!
xoxo Alexandra xoxo