THANKSGIVING AND THE WEEK AFTER
I had a weird Thanksgiving break. For some reason, I wasn't able to get the rest and the time I needed for myself even though I was able to go away from the city and retreat into my aunt's house in New Jersey. When I was in New York City I did mostly errands: clean the bathroom, do groceries, wash my clothes, do some field work for Queens Boulevard (by travelling to Queens Boulevard!) and rehearse for scene study class.
Fortunately, I do have more emotional support in my life right now (friends, mentors, free therapy c/o Juilliard Counselling Services). Upon speaking to some of my friends, my therapist, and a trusted teacher I realized that what I'm feeling is mainly exhaustion. I just really need a real break (like the Winter break that is coming up in a few weeks after Queens Boulevard closes).
YOUTUBE videos to watch when things begin to feel rough:
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Regina De Vera
I am a Filipino actress alternating between New York and Manila. I received my acting training at The Juilliard School. Take a look around!