Last week I disappeared off to the mountains of North Carolina. Beautiful place. My fiancee and I fell in love with it when we spent a weekend there 3 years ago, and have been aching to go back ever since.
This trip however, was less hiking and gem mining, and more work. After graduating with a BFA in Costume Design and Construction, I haven’t worked in a theatre at all. Instead, I’ve been building my jewelry business from home. But after 2 years away from the craziness of backstage, I got a call to help out with costume construction for a week.
Obviously, I jumped at it. I left the morning after I got the call and drove the 6 hours across the state and up the mountains to Highlands, NC. What a gorgeous little town! We were so busy making costumes and doing alterations that I only got to see it in the daylight once the whole week.
But what makes a job like that really great are the people, and these people were top notch. They all made me feel welcome, even if I was just a temp joining their summer stock on the last show.
Now that I’m back home again, I miss it. My apartment seems smaller and quieter and I find myself talking to my dog a lot more than I used to, haha!