What’s THE Story?
Hey, it’s Rey, the last and best <LOL> in the story posts. There are so many, it was tough to determine which to share.
Following the template created by the gals before me—specifically The Boss, Linda, and JJ—away we go!
∞ Personal ∞
The first is about the prickly relationship between my mother and me. She didn’t much care for me becoming an actress, something I knew I’d be come hell or high water when I was nine years old. When I left home at 19 to pursue that dream, it created an even bigger rift. In truth, though, we’ve never been close. Her thoughts about life and the cosmos and all that were a bit odd (okay, if I’m going to be totally honest, they were downright loopy). Since I’ve become a P.I. the two of us have made an effort to forget the past and accept each other for who and what we are.
Is it working? Yeah, kinda. Time will tell. So while the final “Mom & Me” chapter has an outline, a full draft still needs to be written. It’s all good.
Linda, JJ and I are in the same boat re lack of relationships. Considering I’ve been married three times, I’m not that keen on commitment. And given that most of the guys I’ve dated have been major duds, yeah, so not keen. Confession: I like flirting. It’s fun! Sure, I wouldn’t mind having someone to date on a semi-steady—but not serious—basis. I like eyeing gorgeous guys, being in their company, having them feed my ego. That’s fun, too!
I think, though, that the relationship I really need to develop is the one with me. I have a lot of growing and learning to do (as Linda has said on more than one occasion), and I’m kinda looking forward to that. So the “Rey & Co.” chapter, at this time, is only a list of points and to-dos. I’m guessing it won’t be completed for years to come and that’s all good, too.
∞ Professional ∞
I was a B-actress for years, as you know, and still do some acting, mostly in commercials and, now and again, community theater. Love being in front of the camera too much to stop doing it completely. It’s the ham in me (as Linda has also said on more than one occasion).
Do I see myself returning to it full-time? Maybe, when I’m older—as in retirement older. So the final “Rey the Artiste” chapter won’t be available for a few decades.
Then, of course, there’s the Triple Threat Investigation Agency. I enjoy being a P.I. Love it, love it, love it! I even get to act now and again when we’re trying to get info outta someone or snoop around a business or company without attracting attention. It’s challenging and dangerous, for sure, but it’s also rewarding, and I’m not just talking financially—it’s very satisfying helping people in need.
The last chapter of “Private-Eye Rey” will have to wait to be completed. There are a lot of scenes still to happen. Love it, love it, love it!
∞ Lucky ∞
Took me a while to find the right adjective. Life hasn’t always been smooth. I’ve struggled to eat and pay rent. I didn’t (don’t) always get along with people. But I’ve been lucky to do what I’ve wanted to (dreamed of), meet some fantastic folks, live and work on the beautiful island of Oahu, and grow as a person. I’d never admit that last one to Linda, but I truly believe I’m developing and changing. I haven’t been much of a reader or learner, but I make an effort—nix that. I don’t try: I do. May not always be successful, but that’s not important. It’s what’s accomplished, even if only to declare, “I did that”. <LMAO> That sounds more like something Linda or JJ might say.
Yeah, I’m very lucky and I’m gonna keep counting my blessings.