Over a year ago, I was contacted by a wonderful lady named Joni. She asked if I would be interested in contributing to her latest book. All I had to do was keep a diary on a specific day, write down everything I did, and everything I thought from the minute I awoke to the minute I went to sleep.
Joni was careful to point out that contributing a diary was not a guarantee of being included in the book. Still, it sounded fun- and a wonderful way to capture a moment in my life!
The day was March 27th, 2007. Coincidentally, this was the first partial day of VOICE 2007, an amazing week many of us will never forget. At that time, I had only been a full-time voice actor for 6 months. I was nervous to meet friends I had only previously known online, and I was excited to learn more about my new life's passion.
There was something in the air that day...something I knew I would remember forever. No, it wasn't the smell of the urine stained walls at the hotel...it was the excitement of hundreds of voice actors coming together for the first time. It was the knowledge that in the days to come, I would make friendships that would last a lifetime.
It was a long day, sitting in a hotel waiting for the conference to start.
I'm so thankful Joni gave me the excuse to write down those memories. It's funny to look back and see how far I've come in a year.
The unbelievable part for me is that my diary will now be printed for the world to read on March 1st, 2008! I was surprised to learn recently that I was one of 35 women to have their diary featured in the book, Water Cooler Diaries: Women Across America Share Their Day at Work. My diary will appear between an Intake Counselor, and a Government Worker :)
You can pre-order the book on Amazon.com, read a press release about the book, see a list of participants, and read a review from Publisher's Weekly!
My thanks to authors Joni B. Cole and B.K. Rakhra for giving me this opportunity, and a wonderful keepsake.