In the spirit of transparency, I should say that this month will have fewer posts potentially and I’ll be playing catch up in October after my vacation. I don’t know how much down time I’ll have to focus on writing but, rest assured, I’ll be diligently taking pictures and writing down notes for potential scheming and inspiration. I don’t want to slack at the end of the month and then get out of this habit, it’s actually been doing me a wondrous good for my welling.
Let’s focus now – what do I have planned for September?
I’m not saying it’s getting harder for me to write this blog because it’s not but it’s harder for me to come up with what goals I want to accomplish in evolving as a director. I think I’ve come up with a good variety for September but I wonder how hard it’ll get as I continue to move forward:
- Request to attend the auditions for The 1940s Radio Hour and observe the production staff through decision making
- Hold down the home front
- Read five scripts in my desktop folder
- Develop a new weekly post topic with a theatre focus, similar to my *peek* posts
- Consistently run three to four times a week — do not allow yourself to get upset if you don’t meet this goal (8K on September 16th)
- Finish reading and analyze three books for school:Honeyman, R. (2014) The B-Corp handbook: How to use business as a force for good. Oakland, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.
Eisenstein, C. (2013) The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible, North Atlantic Books
Wicks, J. (2013). Good Morning, Beautiful Business: The unexpected journey of an activist entrepreneur and local economy pioneer. Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing.
- Further develop the Scrooge make up with Director
- Complete the costume design for 1940s
- Check in on mental health via a) yoga, b) journal-like entry on this blog, c) running capabilities, d) attend more yoga/training sessions and e) time spent with friends and family
- Enjoy the Netherlands, make an attempt not to feel guilty about missing a class night
- Identify and sign up for a conference focused on writing, marketing, and consulting skills (if such a thing exists)
- Plan next trip with my two sets of girlfriends, plan first solo trip, plan next Disney trip with family and/or friends
- Stay on top of my magazine collection (current count should be zero, hopefully)
- Sign up for voice lessons with Melisse, the classically trained opera singer
- Celebrate my birthday – can I get into a Phillies game this year? (Secret pleasure of mine as a theatre nerd)
- Supporting my friends’ charity
That’s not to say that to become a director it 1) happens over night, 2) requires no changes, 3) I’ll be perfect as soon as I ‘standardize’ my place, and 4) I’ve run out of options. It’s almost important that my non-theatre life doesn’t end at the expense of reaching this goal. The importance of having a well balanced life cannot be said enough – I’m fortunate to have the beginnings of that life but it takes effort and patience. I’m working on all of this and through this blog, you can learn from my example, I hope you’re enjoying reading it as much as I’m enjoying writing it – ’til next time.