Don’t get too jealous: I recently started an IMPROV CLASS! I really missed my window of ultimate opportunity when I lived in LA, because they have really esteemed studios like the Upright Citizens Brigade and Groundlings. San Francisco isn’t really where you go for comedy like the big four: NYC, Chicago, Toronto and LA.
This class is so exciting for me in so many ways. First, it’s an obvious means of channeling my creative side. Second, it really pushes me to get out of my head and just DO. I’m a classic overthinker, especially in situations that don’t feel intuitive to me. In improv, you are encouraged to go with the first thing that pops in your head and believe it, while believing the first thing that came into your partner’s head too. Also, the fact that I’m finally taking a class that I’ve wanted to do for so long is SO FREEING because in LA, my job made me feel like I couldn’t pursue a passion area, even though it was on my own time. Basically, I thought that a class that started 1.5 hours AFTER the minimum “clock out” time would make me seem uncommitted. I’m so thankful to be in the Silicon Valley where work/life balance gets such a spotlight.
Ps, not gonna hide another benefit: great place to find people with a similar sense of humor. And if you know me enough, you KNOW I love people who can match my humor. (Sometimes love them too much, sorry.)
I’m taking a class through BATS in SF (they have a satellite class in Palo Alto thankfully).
In more important news, MY NEPHEW IS AN ASTRONAUT:
Yeah, he’s a little space genius. And you’ve never seen a cuter moon boy. Check out his tiny shoes poking out. CAN’T STAND IT, CAN YOU?
Check out this sweet Lululemon sweatshirt I bought for ohhhh just $34. Seriously. Ok, sure, it was used from the Buffalo Exchange on Haight in SF. Check out consignment shops, especially when you’re in cool or nice areas. By the way, am I the only person that wants to make sure EVERYONE can tell it’s Lululemon when I throw down mad skrilla? #shallow
Who has done an improv class before? Where?
Lululemon fans: how can I possibly make my whole wardrobe lulu for less?
Please send me cute kid pics!!! (Is that a weird request?!)
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Improv is amazing! There is something quite beautiful about a disposable art form like improv; when you learn about the various forms, it really can become art. #yesand