5:50/5:58: Phone and clock alarms go off in tandem. Put both on snooze.
6:15: Get out of bed
6:15 – 7:20: Shower/wash face/floss/brush teeth etc. Put on “My Morning” News to listen to as I get ready. Wash and put away dishes from night before. Wipe and clean up whatever I was too lazy to put away from night before. Prep and put together lunch. Get dressed. Quick stretch.
7:20: Make coffee. Start drinking said coffee as I put together breakfast.
Kabocha Yogurt Bowl: 2% Plain Yogurt / Steamed Kabocha / Cinnamon / Peanut Butter / a Few Pieces of Banana / Toasted Buckwheat Groats
8:00: Hop on bike to theatre
8:30-9:15: Cardio/exercise class (even actors need their cardiovascular strength, yo).
9:20-10:00: Write out the weeks’ rehearsal schedule that has just been posted, start planning my week (like a kid in a candy shop #iloveplanning). Check emails.
Honey Lemon Echinacea Tea – a little tickle in my throat. No beuno.
10:00-11:00: Dance rehearsal
11:00-11:10: Was starting to feel tired in dance so knew I was hungry. A colleague is severely allergic to nuts (tragedies) so I have to be a bandit and run outside for my quick snack.
Banana + PB
11:10-1:10: Movement class (studying the movement of the body/different characters and learning to follow natural physical impulses)
1:20-2:00: Plate and reheat my leftovers in our green room and take my lunch outside to eat. Start writing a paper I need to hand in about where I feel my voice work is at at this point of my training. Hot packed lunch – so rare! And outside, too!
2:00 – 2:30: Personal warm up in small rehearsal room
2:30-3:30: Rehearsal for, “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot”
3:30: Hop on bike and head home
3:45-5:15: Make a phone call to the bank, work on blog post, gather photographs for a meeting the next day, get side tracked reading blogs
5:15 – 6:00: Put together and eat dinner while continuing with blog and other non productive reading
Taco Salad: Romaine / Roasted Sweet Potato / Grilled Fajita Spiced Peppers and Onions /Black Beans Shredded Cheese/ Avocado / Green Onions (anyone else hate when you have ALL the ingredients and are so excited to share them, and then your salad is so packed you can hardly even see what’s in it?! Blogger problems…)
Quick and Creamy Taco Salad Dressing: 1 Tbsp rice vinegar + 2 Tbsp greek or regular yogurt + 1/2 tsp taco seasoning
6:00: Hop back on bike to theatre
6:15-6:30: Quick personal warm up
6:30-9:30: Rehearsal – Full play read through/table work
9:45: ….bike has night lights this time.
10:00: Back home. Drop my things. Throw together dessert/snack, make big mess I will clean up tomorrow (damn cocoa powder), make tea, put on “Funny Girl,” lay down on couch to eat in quite the unclassy manner, reply to comments and finish blog post. Start falling asleep. …. this is way past my bedtime.
This Ridiculously Rich Grain Free Chocolate Mug Cake (made with 2 tsp xylitol) + Vanilla Ice Cream
Don’t worry, when I first made this guy a couple years ago, I also thought the amount of cocoa powder was crazy. But just you make it and see…
11:45: Bed time.What I Ate Wednesday. A Day In the Life. Embracing When Things Are Feeling Good. #happy… Click To Tweet
I’m feeling good, guys. Its’ not all the time, of course, and I know these phases come and go. But I think its important to give it credit when its here. Its like journaling only when something is wrong…. we need to journal when things are right, too. Right now…today… things just feel good. I love my rehearsals. I love my work. My brain is taken up with joy from my acting and not leaving room for the guilt/anxiety/rigidity that is usually crowding up all the space. Its quite fascinating. I am not stressed and although I have a lot of time at rehearsals, I also have a lot/enough time for myself. I’m relaxing. I get my work done at the theatre so when I’m home I can relax and do my own thing. I even felt like coming home in the afternoon. My backpack is light and more organized than last year. My bike is running smoothly. My apartment is neat and cozy but I am not obsessively cleaning like I was last year. Heck I’m not even making my bed. I have good food in my fridge but I’m not feeling anxious about what I should make or worrying about things going bad. I’m packing lunches and not fearing if I packed too much or too little. I’m loving blogging and feel excited to get home and just veg. I have love back in my life, and its fascinating how even – sub consciously – being with someone can affect your entire spirit.
All this just to say – when I am in a phase that does not feel this way – it is because I am not feeling balanced and satisfied with one or more of these little things. Maybe I can, then, look back at a day like today and remind myself what I need to give myself to get back to a place of… happiness.
Thanks to the What I Ate Wednesday Crew for hosting the weekly party!
What little aspect of your life / current routine is feeling good?