June 11, 2015

Status 6-11-15*

Hi email folk, I’m letting this status report go out to you as there is much cool news in it. xoxoxox


I had a very exciting and fulfilling day. I had my first professional voice acting audition! Yay me! I’m on the bravery report for that. BC Sandy provided the opportunity and I swallowed my fear and gave it a go. Of course I would be thrilled and over the moon if I booked this job, but it is important to understand that it doesn’t matter if I do. It would be very unlikely in fact that I would book my first audition.

What excites me, is that my goal was to feel that I had the chops to audition for a job for real and not feel embarrassed by my audition AND I DID THAT! I felt I had a shot. I felt I gave my acting choice. I didn’t feel unworthy or incompetent. At this point, the client will decide if my voice and my acting choice suits their needs. End of story. I did all I can do, and I am satisfied with that.

How amazing that I don’t worry now, or fret, or wish ‘I’d done things differently’. What a blessing. I am pleased with my personal growth in that respect, and boy did I need it!

Copy on the music stand by the mic in front of a blanked tossed over the ladder

I quickly dragged my recording equipment back into the guest room, and tossed one of our new sound blankets over Mark’s ladder to create an ad hoc recording studio for my audition.

It was a challenge too, because our room was completely clear of equipment and dismantled as Mark and I (mostly Mark) continued to toil on creating the semi-permanent recording space in the guest room.

Ladder in cleared space in the guest room

Here’s a peek at the construction Mark is doing for my dedicated recording space. Mark is running a track along the ceiling – it’s on the carpet now while he puts in the brackets. Then the sound blankets will run along the brackets like hospital curtains making an easy way for me to have sound treatment and STILL keep my closet.

Another cool thing happened. The editors at Clammr, a social media channel that uses audio clips rather like IG uses photos, decided to feature my content in their personal growth channel. This is pretty cool, so I’m going to go back and create clips and links for all of the episodes. Hopefully we may gain some new BCs this way. Check it out!


Off to therapy, More construction, and more gratitude. I am so happy these days with my life. Wow! I’m not any thinner either. But macht nichts (doesn’t matter). I AM living a life free of the fear of food and making relationships with others and myself my priority.


How about you?

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6 thoughts on “6-11-15

  1. dawny


    Laurie, this is FANTABULOUS! Im SOOOOOOOOOOO happy and excited with and for you!!!

    Keeping my smile on and my fingers/toes crossed for you!! This is EXCITING…

  2. Amy from WI

    Woo-hoo! That is absolutely great news for you! I’m so proud of you and so happy for you. Way to go 🙂

    I’m doing what I said that I would do….focusing on me and the projects that I want to do. I’ve been eating well and getting exercise, but most importantly, I’ve taken the time to think about how I want to spend my time, and then I’m doing it!

    Keep it up, brave lady…

  3. dawny

    Ramblings ala Dawny…..
    Made it to Friday..

    in truth this week went by so fast! **DERP**

    Hopefully your all doing well, hanging in there, and able to feel good about yourself/choices/plans etc =-) . staying strong and true to YOU is the most important

    yesterday was an interesting transpiry of events for me I tell you, I got off work and went to the little gym before even going outside.. I got on the treadmill.. it was DREADGERY!!!! I said 10 minutes.. put the incline on like 10, and went.. soon it was 11 minutes, so me.. my twisted OCD all or nothing self HAS to go to at least 15 now so i did, just randomly increasing/decreasing the incline/speed.. then decided.. Dawny, 20 minutes! GO! I stayed to 20, and had found a good part of lets make a deal on the tv, so then convinced myself 5 minutes more would do a body good.. made it 25 minutes.. pretty good since I originally force planned 10.. ha..
    so.. on I go and went to get my nails done, on my way there id anticipated stopping to get a coffee, however I got stuck dealing with this creditor on the phone, and really couldn’t stop and ‘order’ coffee, as I was impersonating ‘ted’ since it’s his account and blah blah, anyway, I ended up at the nail place, just a water bottle in hand, that I filled with cold water, this.. a win in disguise had me well… irritated LOL but… a win.. ha..
    the wait was forever, I read my book which I thought I had more left to read than I did, I finished it before they even got to me, yay for head-phones and podcasts ha.

    I opted for just a quick regular fill since my tips were still great, and the length to which they’d grown out was still perfect enough to not have them look too short, I had her take a little off the length, and paint design on my ring finger, they look GREAT, I REALLY REALLY love the shape this time, and it was $cheaper$ and way Faster too ha! more wins… (like you all really care.. HA )

    and then hunger hit me amidst that procedure, I’d had planned all along to go home and cook dinner, im not sure why hunger freaks me out and I kind of panic.. it’s not quite as bad as it used to be, but whoa.. need to work on that I think.. I was reminding myself that its not an emergency i won’t starve.. however, I started thinking, I’ll eat out, I’ll just grab something, get Ted something blah blah, I seriously wavered back on forth probably 10 times, then opted to eat the orange left in my lunch bag on the way home, to which I literally ate like an animal, NOT because I was starving, but.. more so I was driving AND didn’t want to disrupt my still ‘soft’ nail job peeling an orange,! ha<! I ripped a piece of the peel off and then literally ate the orange (making a HUGE mess mind you) out of the peel as I drove, it was surely a site for some-one to see.. ha.
    decided to skip going after milk, and headed straight home, to cook the dinner..
    the meat I'd taken out was NOT what I thought it was..GRRRRRR.. plan B.. just cooked it up anyway, and I opted for a frozen meal id had in the freezer for awhile, some healthy choice pumpkin ravioli.. argh! it was DISGUSTING! I took what I wanted out of it, which wasn't much created a veggie type stir-fry, it ended up tasty and I got full, the important part.. but sheesh!
    went to the store to get the milk now that I had food in me, found a piece of something dessert cake or another, took a couple bites of it, it was good, but not really worthy?!?! if that makes sense?! so I tossed it right away, I knew if i got home Id eat it, good, worthy or NOT..
    win win ha.

    ate a frozen yogurt I'd had.. literally, it was a yogurt cup that I had put in the freezer as it wasn't as cold as I'd wanted after being in my lunch box all day a couple days prior, however i forgot it, and it was REALLY frozen. lol.. but it sure made for a nice treat last night..

    I woke up early today, so I just got up and hopped on my bike and took a spin in the hood.. 25 minutes.. yes!! =-) My thighs, and glutes are tender from lower body strength yesterday, so now adding to that biking that ive not done much in forever.. weeeeee.. LOL

    FFRRRIIIDDAAAYYYY… Today we pick up our packets for the 5K color me Rad tomorrow.. it's my lil besties first race, im nervous about the distance, it's only 3.2 miles, but.. she's 7 ha.. we will see, im hoping it'll be so fun and she'll be motivated to get to the 'color me' stations she won't pay attention.. lol.. if not, I guess I'll get some extra work-out and piggy back ride her?!?!? go team! thought about dragging the umbrella stroller around, but thinking too much temptation for her 'knowing' we have it she'd want to use it.. ?!?!

    I hope the day is GRAND for all =-)

    1. Laurie@CompulsiveOvereatingDiary Post author

      Good luck with you and your little bestie’s first 5k. I bet she’ll be SO excited. And from what you write, you are REALLY doing well zoning in and hearing what you AND your body are wanting. Congrats! BTW, Thanks for your half marathon commentary – it’s wonderful! xoxoxoxox


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