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Be Flexible

Be flexible. No, I don’t mean to be able to do a split or lift your leg above your head, but if you can do that, congratulations! I am unfortunately not flexible in that way.


What I mean by being flexible is to be able to change lanes when you need to. It’s an important skill to have because as we all know life doesn’t always follow what you had in mind.


As I tell my acting students, every one of us is improving every day of our lives because we are constantly put in situations where we don’t know the outcome. Let’s say you go to get coffee before work, and they are out of the specific thing you wanted. You can either get upset or take a deep breath, stay flexible and maybe try a new drink. Who knows you may end up loving it?


Being flexible isn’t always easy, but it is important to take a deep breath and be willing to try something new.


Something we said in grad school to help us in tough times was “It’s already done.” Sometimes you can’t change the situation, but you can change your reaction to it.


As most of you know, I lost my job due to the pandemic and needed to shift gears and figure out how I was going to pay my bills. I currently work at a call center part-time, it’s most definitely not a dream job, but I deal with people all day. Most of the time I am calling these people and they won’t even let me speak before they either hang up on me or begin to use a series of curses to belittle me. Now imagine if they reacted in a different way, a more polite way, it, therefore, affects them differently and me differently.


Being flexible to the constant evolution that is life is the key to having a happy one.


Stay flexible friends.


Love your Cycle Half,

Emily