The Indie Soap Awards, A Move, and a Couple of Dogs
24-Jan-2012 02:23 PM
My Swank New Bachelor Pad
Life has a funny way of turning on a dime.
In several of my previous blogs, and by my LACK of recent blogs, it might be evident that 2011 was not my favorite year. A separation attributed to my partner's "mid-life" crisis started the dominos of emotions falling into confused disarray. Mornings were like a bad movie, with my eyes popping open at 5AM because my mind was spinning out of control. My partner's only comfort was "it's me, not you'. Right.
Eventually I knew I had to get away. Last Friday I moved to NYC. It wasn't a huge upheaval for me, after all my partner and I have an apartment in Manhattan - but I had to get my own. I've found one which I will be moving into in February - two dachshunds and a cat in tow. Look, it's an upheaval.
Before I left LA Andy and I had a sit-down. We parted ways. I told him Gregory Way was to be no more. I had lost my mojo. My partner - who feigned drama throughout our relationship, was causing such drama in my world that I had to close my comedy down. I told Andy I was exhausted - it was just him and me - no credit-roll of grips and dolly operators, no list of PA's, and AD's - GWTV needed inspiration and i couldn't even get outta bed. So last Friday I clandestinely relocated to The Big Apple.
Things were moving along. In the rear view mirror of life I could see my dreams get smaller and further away. In front of my were loyal friends telling me that I should only think of me and that EVENTUALLY things would get better. Hell, I had heard that eleven years earlier and things had gotten better, I didn't know they had to keep getting better over and over again. The lessons I'm learning.
Ok, so Thursday morning through bleary eyes, I opened my email to the subconscious mantra of "tell me something good" - usually that means I hear nothing from my former partner; I'm not sure that's good, but i do know that's reality. But Thursday's emails were different, There were scores of them form you out there, media, and Andy all congratulating me on our Indie Soap noms. "What the heck….?!"
I never thought my new life would be fueled by you out there and the vindication by five nominations, but it has. The seeds I planted in the garden I thought was unnoticed had finally produced fruit. There are people out there watching. They are liking my passionate work, and the project that I still knew had merit, is being noticed. My golly, I can't believe it.
Now Andy and the crew are all flying eastward, GWTV is rolling again, New episodes will be up by 1Feb. It's not how I expected 2012 to start, but heck, I never expected anything less than the best I could do. Thank you fans for reminding me that I was always doing my best, it just took awhile for someone to notice. As for the relationship, well that's why I named my new dog Buddy - he loves loyally, with a happy lick (instead of a whine) for those who stick by him!
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