I went to Wicked last night. Brilliant. You know, I always miss performing. I miss the lights shining on you, the nasty make-up, the big hair, the applause, the standing ovations (I think people were probably too generous with me!), the anticipation and butterflies before opening night, the anticipation and sadness of closing night, the bonds of friendship you make with people spending countless hours rehearsing. I miss it all. I always do. But it comes back with a vengence when I go to a show. I can't even count how many times I teared up thinking about how much I miss it. I'm a goober. I guess that's what happens with old age. :) I wish I could have been better and gone further with musical theatre. Not that I don't absolutley love my life now. I just miss it. I wish I could have it all. A wonderful husband, wonderful, beautiful children, performing on stage, running whenever I feel like it. Do you ever miss the fun things you did before "real" life set in? I doubt I'm alone. I wish I knew then what know now. I think my New Year's resolutions this year will include auditioning for something. If I get it great, if not, at least I tried. Man, I just miss it!