Last week was a big one. Wow. It was full of catching up on things I finally had time for, as WELL as filling in spaces with new things as I move forward into a new phase. In retrospect, I see that I could have given myself more down time and not felt so rushed to get things going, but… I want to get things going. I want to get everything done on my outstanding to do list so that I can feel able to start the new things with an open slate. Its a messy time – which I’ve accepted – and it will be a while until I have a new routine to be able to sink into. But I’d rather spend less time in this messy transition phase and start to feel settled, as soon as possible.
That being said, once my parents left, I did let myself have a good amount of time to just… be at home. Alone. To slowly tick off little homey to-do things in a productive, yet gentle way. I really needed that quiet time to myself, and once I had it, I felt so much better. Most of the week felt really good – albeit strange – as I got things done. I even felt a twinge of excitement at my return of independence.
To summarize some of the highlights of all the productivity I had this week, I’m getting back to a good ol’ list and linking up with Meg.
Last week I…
Spent a final day with my parents, brought some fabulous take out back to our apartment, and have been successfully living off a collection of leftovers since. Havn’t even cooked once.
Take out bowls from Urban Herbivore
Cleaned my apartment. Mostly meaning dusted all the shelves.
Unpacked my backpack. Went to the theatre and cleaned out my locker, dropped off all the stuff I needed to hand in, and got a SWEET haul from the pile of
junk things left behind. Swipe!
Did my laundry and started a bag of things to get rid of.
Treated myself to a new journal and a new box of tea
Finally got my blood work done
Submitted a big catch up of recipes and got some added to my Healthy Aperture and Finding Vegan pages. Put out a post of recent foodie stuff as well as a two-parter catch up on the ways I’ve been implementing more unplugging into my life
Kept super ontop of emails – deleting/replying/responding/sending – and did more unsubscribing.
Spent a hefty amount of time trying to find a planner online for the remainder of 2017. A very hard thing to find at this time of year! Finally found the perfect one – and on super sale. Cha-ching.
Picked up said planner and – after a crazy day of walking around the city to various errands – collapsed to immediately crack it open and ORGANIZE MY LIFE.
Worked a few morning shifts at the breakfast restaurant – all the while being clear it is only for the interim.
Had THREE job interviews over two days. I’m trying to keep my options open so I can find a job that will be best for my happiness, but also with the best hours to keep my actual goals and acting career at the forefront. Oh that thing, right.
One of these interviews happened to be at – my favorite – Toris Bakeshop! (can you imagine if I worked there? Cinnamon buns ALL THE TIME). Of course I took the opportunity to go early and have a date with an americano and vegan chocolate chip banana muffin. I spent the time organizing and recording all my audition submissions. Finally having this clarity in my own brain felt SO good.
Was introduced to the world of Motion Capture screening. Just call me Lara Croft.
Went to TWO shows. One silly operetta with my best friend I hadn’t seen in months, and another incredible – incredible – rendition of Hamlet with sign language and a female lead.
I met with two industry professionals. One of which I was super nervous to see, but it ended up being absolutely wonderful and encouraging. Exactly what I needed at that moment.
By the time Saturday came I realized I had been going pretty hard. Dan came and we spent a nice relaxing day together. We…
Went to see the Cherry Blossoms at High Park
Checked out a new coffeeshop called Field Trip. We shared a beer cheddar scone. Guys… I think this might have seriously just won the spot of my new favorite scone. Also, a great Americano.
Watched Fargo – a movie that had been on the list forever.
Went to Fresh for dinner with a buddy of ours.
And managed to schedule in a couple auditions for this coming week amongst starting trial shifts at another job and attending a three day workshop.
Its going to be another crazy one. But soon I will have gotten the crazy phase out of the way and will hopefully be able to feel more settled. Soon….?
What did you catch up on last week?
What did you do that was new or gave you a sense of moving forward?
Any cherry blossoms in your area?
Last week I… No idea what I’m doing? Go visit Meg…