It’s 8:30 here on a Sunday night. I just tucked myself into bed with a hot turmeric latte (crushing a day long craving), fleecy house coat and 80% dark chocolate. Just shortly ago I returned home from a film screening to see one of the films I shot earlier this winter, alongside a whole auditorium of other people watching for the first time.
I’m feeling super tired at the end of this here week. It’s a rare occurrence for me to have an early night like this at home – my usual routine is to get home at 11 pm from work or class, and then am up by 6:30/ 7 AM getting my day started again. 6-7 hours of sleep works well for me, though after a week of this schedule, I do feel myself needing a couple good sleep ins and early bed times.
So this…. this feels like bliss.
I thought I was much too tired to put together a whole Week In Review as is my usual custom, but as I sit here with my latte and chocolate, I’m realizing there were some moments in this week that I’d like to highlight. Moments that made me feel good… focused…re-motivated… grounded.
(not one of which being the
stupid messy annoying weather we continue to be having….)
I spoke to my agent on the phone, got a technical confusion sorted out, sent him a self tape and scheduled a meeting for tomorrow to catch up on things and chat
I FINALLY typed a scene that I’ve been wanting for some extra demo reel footage. My wonderful friend with a really good camera and sound system helped me tape it. I had only been wanting to get this done for a year now…. and it took all of one hour. One year…. one hour. Why do these things happen!?
I emailed back and forth with a casting director and got signed up for a workshop
I made a really difficult decision, which took all the energy out of me, to say no to being in a show that I decided was not in line with what I want to do
I went to a Shakespeare show, done by the company I helped stage manage for last week, and hung around afterwards with some of the artists. I was inspired and motivated by the actors’ work and felt at home.
I booked an hour in a studio to have some private rehearsal time. Unfortunately the creative juices were not with me that afternoon. Sigh. Too tired. Very disappointing… but I was still happy to have found this new studio and get in there to at least do something.
Finally took the time to check off all the blog ad and SEO crud that’s been sitting on my to do list for several months.
Got a neat email about some other blog stuff which left me feeling excited about some future possibilities
I spent a good couple of hours in the early evening in a cafe writing. It was quiet, the windows outside were darkening, and I was cozied up in a little lit up corner. I’ve been having new thoughts about some self entrepreneurial work, freelancing etc., and with this has come some new inspiration for where I want my writing to go. It’s all in the beginning stages but taking this time to just write – not for the blog – felt really really good.
I responded to all you beautiful people
I had a couple of days off. The first day I felt productive, alive, motivated. Pretty much a badass at life. The second, I was very, very tired. I took myself to a cafe and just sat with an americano, read on and off, but ultimately gave myself a couple hours of getting nothing done.
In general, I felt like my motivation and focus was re-invigorated last week. It only takes the smallest thing… a brief conversation with my agent, a new connection, an exciting prospect… to make me feel re-connected and to have a return of confidence about my abilities and my future. Of course it can go away just as easily, but ’tis the life of a sensitive little wanderer.
And so, this picture ends off this sleepy, tired, yet lovingly contented evening of mine.
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What re-invigorated you last week?
What’s your weather like? I hope for your sake it is better than ours…
I am 200% not a relationship expert. Let’s get that out right now…