“As You Like I” V, 1 – Touchstone

I just completed my first week back at teaching. Fall ‘ 12 is my busiest semester yet. 3 Universities, 4 courses, 5 classes.

It’s quite a course-load this semester, but I can’t help but believe this is all good….working towards something: my ultimate goal of a life that balances my passion to act as well as teach.
The students, so far, seem great; enthusiastic and willing.

With all humility, I feel myself growing as an educator. My confidence continues to grow, my lessons become more and more elegant (I am able to make more apt points and reference things more efficiently). My greatest challenge continues to be my ability to push my students to strive to do their best, while not being too harsh. One’s intent and how one comes across is a balance I am still seeking to find.

As I stated before, I want a balance between my two professions. One downside to the semester is I fear I won’t be as available to work, much less audition as much as I’d like. However, my manager and agents are aware of my schedule and are open to working within those schedule restrictions, so who knows? Perhaps my trepidations are for naught…