What a week. As they all are…
If I’m learning anything prominent in this life (ha) it is that – especially in seasons that seem overwhelmingly busy or chaotic – it is absolutely imperative to take moments to just stop and do nothing. I had three noticeable examples of this this week, each sticking out to be equally glorious and necessary.
In regards to what I wrote about last week, I stand by what I said about taking action to make some changes when you feel guilty. As you know, I had some experiences that made me feel less than good about my recent use of time and dedication to priorities. Feeling that is really super hard, but I’m glad it happened. Because I really think it helped me turn a corner.
Something shifted and my desire and dedication toward the right things has really stepped up. I don’t really…. care?… about work. Okay I mean of course I care. I still need to make a living. But I do not feel any personal obligations to it and have booked off a number of days without feeling any guilt. That’s so new!! In a comment a couple of weeks ago, Meg challenged me to take a day off and just see how it felt. Well, after a few experiences now of learning how good it feels and how I can fill my time doing things that make my soul feel good, I think I’ve gotten over that little bump of fear. Meg knows what she’s talking about. Which is why she’s the queen of the Week In Review.
It was a pretty crazy week.
I had a wonderful coaching with my voice/acting teacher, which I’m now slotted in for each and every week. This feels really good. Gosh its the best part of my week.
I went on a long bike ride to the beach (to attend said coaching) in which I took a good 20 minutes to just sit. By the water. In the sun. Not doing anything at all.
Moment of stillness #1.
I spent 40 minutes on the phone with Equifax trying to figure out complications with my credit report. Paying, getting a refund, paying again, sorting out updates etc. Barf.
Dan and I stayed up real late at the kitchen table one night getting all of our documents officially (and finally) put together and sent to where they needed to go. Oh my gosh this felt SO good. What a relief. Not living in the same city has made apartment hunting less than easy, let’s just say, and we’ve been just scraping the surface of things far too much. But not anymore. Now everything is done and applying to places should be a breeze.
I biked a couple of bags of clothes to a buy/sell vintage clothing shop
I checked off some really solid things on my to-do list that were really really making me – Cora who needs to be creative and act or else she feels like she did last week – itch:
I went to a cafe and did a bunch of work on a piece I’ve been needing to finish up
And did a bunch of reading from my film class that I’ve wanted to do
I booked out a studio for an hour to rehearse. To just move and play! I’m so happy I’ve discovered this studio and
hope need to make it a weekly thing.
I had a CRAZY day on Friday, in which I was out from 8 am to 10 pm and felt like I biked the entirety of the city. Or at least, my legs did.
I started off biking half way to my destination – to break up the trip – and took myself out for breakfast. A chocolate zucchini muffin and organic, fair trade coffee from The Green Grind (LEED certified!) did just the thing.
I then had a meeting with a talent agent
And then met my realestate agent (god bless agents… really) who drove me around to three different apartment viewings
died relaxed my tired mind and body at Bloomers with a rejuvenating rooibos tea. Moment of stillness #2. Holy smokes this felt like HEAVEN.
Heaven in a mug
But I wasn’t done yet. I was killing time before biking, once again, to see a play a friend of mine was in. It was excellent.
I then biked all the way home.
Me… the next morning
In regards to that day…
I did not see any apartments I liked.
I did sign with agent
Yay you guys 🙂
I technically have a meeting with another agent this week, but everything about this partnership feels right. He is eager, he wants to work for me, he believes in me, he understands acting and is not just going to throw A&W commercials at me. Most important to me is he is eager. If he matches me on the eager scale then we are going to be a power team. So…
The next day my body was still feeling completely truck-ridden, so I treated myself to a PSL and a streetcar to work. For no other reason than I bloody wanted a PSL and to sit.
Moment of stillness # 3.
So, things are kind of exciting. I felt like a lot of loose ends got tied together this week. Or at least enough to feel like the ball is in my court now, rather than the ball being in this other messy distant court where I just feel like I’m flailing.
Those moments of stillness, though? They are wonderful, glorious, breaths of fresh share that are imperative to our ability to see and feel life as it is going by us. I’m not even talking about moments of free time where we can “get something done.” No, I’m talking about a few moments where you do absolutely nothing. Try it this week. Sit and stare out a window. Find a park bench. Shut your computer screen. Just sit and be.An exciting week broken up by moments of nothing. Did you take time to do nothing this week?… Click To Tweet
And for all my fellow Canadians – Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you are enjoying time around a table with close family and friends. Or if not, at least with a good solid piece of pumpkin pie. That’s my plan…
Did you take any moments to just sit and do nothing this week?
What is something you accomplished that you feel good about?
Popping in here for a real old-school What I Ate Wednesday (er, Monday…