Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Epiphany: time to curb social networking

Yesterday, my family experienced a near disaster that could have resulted in the loss of two of my beloved young relatives. Thankfully, my brilliant nephew was able to think clearly and take immediate action to prevent a horrible accident.

The incident made me think about how precious life is and how little time we all truly have.  I work really hard, but still find that I often don't have enough time to do everything I need to do. I am a really caring, empathetic person, genuinely interested in people's stories. However, I can't tell you how many hours I've spent online tracking other people's my own life ticks away...without a finished, full length, published CD. I can't do this anymore.

I am shutting down my personal Facebook page so that I can better focus on what I need to do.  Although I appreciate all the love that so many people send me in the form of email messages, comments, “likes”, etc., when I add up the time spent responding to everyone (as is my natural inclination), I could have completed my CD...maybe 2 CDs.

I have to retrain myself to not be so distracted by social networking.  I will continue to post on various sites about the Arsenio Hall Show, gigs with Stevie Wonder and my own gigs, but otherwise, at least for the next several months, I will be severely limited in responding to the many messages and posts that I receive.  I can only imagine how many more will be coming in once the show starts airing, so I better get ready now!  I have to practice time management at an entirely new level.

Please know that I'm not "going Hollywood" or "forgetting the little people". I'm just trying to do what I know I need to do to prepare myself for a huge change - because I KNOW that Arsenio's show will be a success!

Please join my fan page, come to my shows and send me your love. I will continue to pray for all of you, and encourage you all to pursue your highest dreams and make your visions reality. Find a way to be a blessing in the world. That's what I'm striving to do. Let's make this world a better place! Carpe diem, my friends!

Victoria Theodore Fan Page

Friday, August 16, 2013

Arsenio Hall Show rehearsals: week 2 nearly complete

It was another week of 12 hour days, brain and fingers working overtime to get the music right. You're gonna love the band! Last night was the final off-site rehearsal. Soon we'll be playing on set! I can't believe how quickly time is passing. September 9 is only days away now.  Count down!

Remember to check your local networks for when the show airs. It'll be in nearly every market, so look it up!

Me at my space station

Sunday, August 04, 2013

My first weekend living in LA

As I left my house in the Bay Area, I suddenly started crying. No different from the day I was hired by Stevie Wonder: I was overcome by the emotions of gratitude, excitement and the release of the known as I stepped away from everything and everyone I love all for the sake of music.

We drove Highway 5 and miraculously didn't encounter any traffic.  My BF drove, with me in the passenger seat, my old car.  (And yes, I'm proud of myself for buying a used car that I will drive until I've budgeted and saved up for a new car!  I'm all about fiscal responsibility, friends!)  We took a break right before the Grapevine, had lunch, and then climbed back into the car for the long haul up and over the mountains.

We finally pulled up to my new home the afternoon of September 3, thus marking the beginning of my new journey.  Here we go...