windelina: (topofhead)
Autumn always excites change behaviors in me. This either revs me up with energy for plots and plans or suffuses me with restlessness and dissatisfaction with my current state.

I'm cranky-ish today. Superman died and there's a sort of ache about it - he seemed to be a true gentleman, courageous and strong. I'm feeling cut off from friends and oddly "fuck'em" about it. It's a nonsensical reaction, but it's there nonetheless. I'm feeling pretty up about where the show is, but I'm not as invested as I was for G&D. Maybe because I've proven I can do it already? Is it a sophomore slump?

I'm finding myself wondering if I should cut back on my obligations. I've got house obligations, theatre obligations, convention obligations, social obligations. Not to mention personal goals and dreams I want to pursue. I started working on the convention when I wasn't doing theatre. Now I'm doing theatre AND the convention. And I have a husband and a house. And a huge social circle.

But will my social circle suffer if I give up my visible and obvious ties to the relevant community? I mean, let's say I decided to let go of being on the board for CONvergence. How much would that impact my social ties, my opportunities to see these people I like? Hell, my social "clout"? (snork)

I don't know if I want kids, but it's obvious that my life would need a major rearrangement before it was even possible.

Right now, I'm envying people who don't "do" anything besides work and then go home and be social however seems best. I suppose it's a sign of burnout.

The thing is, I'm still engaged by all the things I do. There's still alot that I'd like to fix and improve with the convention. Theatre is a constant challenge. (I think I need to get back onstage and soon. I think I'm suffering long-term withdrawal effects. I haven't performed onstage in almost two years. So that's probably a contributing factor to my restless unhappiness.) There's nothing I'm doing that I'm actually bored with.

But I'm feeling overwhelmed.

Oh - and I don't really enjoy my job. I don't mind it, but surely there's a better way to spend the majority of my life? I'm getting older and resenting wasted time more. Then again, how many people get paid to surf the internet for whatever catches their fancy?
windelina: (overdose)
Well, all the scenes have been blocked and all the dances choreographed!! Done!!

Well. Except for:
- need to add in the bit players in two scenes (give them their blocking)
- need to teach the choreography for a small middle part to the four girls in the vat
- need to teach the couples the choreography for the pavane
- need to tweak and simplify choreography here and there
- want to tweak the blocking for one scene so it's better

But see how, technically, I'm done having to make up blocking and choreography??

Yay! *cabbage patch in chair*

The kids were pretty okay last night. Had one "lecture moment" where I nicely asked them to pay attention more often because I don't like getting mad at them. No, that was really my argument: "When I have to constantly get your attention and tell you to shut up, I get frustrated and mad. Please don't make me have to be frustrated." (Don't make me angry. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry.)

I think there will be some good moments.

We cleaned up two numbers on Tuesday, so we ran them one time through last night to keep cementing things. One of them was "Tom, Dick and Harry" which is a quartet piece and the kids watching really responded well to it, so hopefully it will go over well.

Things to do:
- clear off porch (put things that are on porch properly away)
- wax my dreadies
Things to do this weekend:
- add water to heating system ([livejournal.com profile] magicmarmot, will you be able to find time to help with this??)
- asked Barb to breakfast on Saturday, we'll see if that happens
- would like to tidy my work room some
- fabric shopping!
- maybe cutting out of stuff if I can
- [livejournal.com profile] rahna's going away
- [livejournal.com profile] lexinatrix's housewarming
- 1:30 Saturday meet up at St. Kate's to paw and borrow their costumes
- 1:00 Sunday director's meeting

I like being busy! I'm good at it!
windelina: (Columbia)
Regular exercise
Cook something new once a week
Stretch everyday
Vocalize everyday
Have season tickets to the opera/the Guthrie/the orchestra
Dust, sweep, mop weekly
Set up regular household chore schedule
Regular walks and/or bike rides (preferably with husband)
Have smallish gatherings at our place once a month
Eat more vegetables
Balance cooking at home with eating out
Make eating out an Event
Expand my literary horizons: more books, more comics, more new stuff
Ride to work once a week during nice months
Balance theatre with all of this
Play the piano once a week
More sizeable house project once a month/quarter (like painting a room or reorganizing, not like redecorating a bathroom)
Get papers organized
Sew more often
Dance classes
Voice lessons
Other random classes: pottery, climbing, arial dance, Hindu dance, lecture series
Hm...a regular bookclub would be fun
Go out dancing more than once a year
Dress more for fun than for lazy (fun clothes can still be comfy)
A travel vacation at least once a year
More roadtrips
Better management of socializing (seeing friends more often)
Sing more showtunes when annoyed
Learn to weld
Regular pampering: either smelly girly stuff, or a massage, or a pedicure or something...

List is a work-in-progress. Feel free to offer more ideas! Or to state your own visions.

I am NOT an over-achiever. I am NOT a perfectionist.
Shut up.
Shut. Up.

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