The room is cold as Peter walks the thirty foot ramp between the chapel entrance and the altar, this is his night but it isn’t about him. It’s about her. It’s always about her. Anna and her periwinkle eyes. Anna and her long, flowing white dress. Anna and her deep, red lips. This was never supposed to be about Peter Sharpling. Peter and his bloodied lips. Peter and his disheveled black tie and torn up suit. Peter Sharpling, the idiot.
is when you feel totally and completely supported. Like, you feel that no matter what you do, every person up there with you is going to blow out every move you make, say yes to every line you say. It’s sadly a rare thing to feel.
Last night, I had one of those sets where it felt like EVERYTHING was important. Everything got the attention it deserved, every person contributed their own flavor and worked together to brighten every note that one another contributed. It was the most supported I’ve felt in quite some time while in an improv set. It was a mash-up group, thrown together that day by Kim Parker.
Kim Parker, Matt Harkins, Kelly Harper, Mitch Fesh and I. The host team named us Barbarossa. Our suggestion was procrastinate. Every scene was fun, silly, supportive, patient and (at least somewhat) grounded. There was also plenty of Revolutionary War stuff thrown into the mix, which also heightens my feelings towards the set because that’s my favorite era in history.
Basically, when you get on that stage — regardless of whether it’s with a team you practice with, a mashup group, or a jam set — make sure you do everything in your power to support one another and make your team feel comfortable. It makes all the difference in the world.
Apologies for the terrible image quality - I’m lacking scanner access at the minute so I had to take these photos on my phone
I was reading hyperbole and a half’s blog entry explaining their experience of depression and decided to make another sketchy comic based on my experiences with anxiety, which is another mental illness I think people tend to misunderstand quite frequently
Hopefully this will be of use to some people - whether they suffer from anxiety themselves or if they just want to know more about it
oh god this is so accurate
(via lindseyyyy)Source: snapdraws