I am repeating last week’s goals because they are working and I am still working on them.
Goals for the Week: 19-25 May, 2009
1. Days 34-40 of 40-day Sadhana
2. Remain organized
3. Remain calm while working through all that is on my plate.
How is it possible that I become so busy that all I can do is keep up with my yoga practice and what I have coming up within the week? I am frustrated by this.
Last November I was invited to the Watermill Centre on Long Island in New York to work on “U”—a Klingon Opera—with the Klingon Terran Research Ensemble. NPR did a spot on the KTRE workshop and streaming audio of the interview can be found here.
I would say that last week was quite successful in terms of achieving my goals.
Goals for the Week: 28 April-4 May, 2009
1. Days 13-19 of 40-day Sadhana
Done. Every day. Even while in Regina for a gig. Definitely feeling the effects!
2. Spring Bling Salon prep & cleanup
Done. Lovely evening. Good comments on my work.
3. CC grant application
Done. Did not feel rushed even though it was a bit last-minute. Will find out results in late August.
The past three weeks have been pretty full: a radio interview, two readings, hiring a new administrator for JackPine, hiring an admin assistant for myself, rehearsing and devising for two projects. I found myself just trying to keep up with what I had on my plate, neglecting sleep, diet, yoga, etc. And surprise surprise, the small digestive discomfort I was having turned into a colitis flare up.
This, of course, prompted some questioning of how I’ve been doing things. In a rather intense session with my counsellor, I came to the realization that I know enough about yoga to really work on balancing my life and most importantly, to work on regaining full health. I’ve started a 40-day Sadhana with the goal of clearing this flareup and working towards balance and health in my day-to-day life.
Please join us for a unique reading. The audience will travel through the studio to view art installations and hear poetry. The Willow Studio is located in the old Saskatoon News Agency/Book Store. It’s a very groovy place. Thanks to Willow manager Laura Erikson for her enthusiastic acceptance of the idea to combine poetry with visual art and home décor.
I will be reading new poems written from James Wyper’s new Mantra series of paintings. James and I are both very excited about this work. Please attend if you can.
Hosted by The League of Canadian Poets & Willow Studio
Friday, April 17, 2009
4:00pm – 5:30pm
148 2nd Avenue North
The facebook event can be found here.
Typing this from the couch on my new MacBook. I replaced my PowerBook G4 because the reed switch died and it wasn’t doing all I needed it to do anymore. I’m also typing from the couch because I have a chest cold. It hasn’t worn me out completely, but I’m being proactive and laying down at every opportunity.
Last month was pretty hellish: bad weather, illness, mechanical/technological breakdowns, etc. But I’m feeling like I’ve come out on the other end of that now (knock on wood). In a fit of frustration last week I sat down and had a good look at all that I have on my plate. I realized that I’ve been working a regular 8-hour day plus teaching in the evenings. No wonder I’ve been getting ill! Continue reading
Last week another fire appeared for me to put out. What I think is a mild colitis flareup appeared and is still a bit active. It’s really tiring me out. My grant report is very close to being done. In fact, I think I’ll go finish it up right now.
This week’s goals:
1. finish susurrations grant report
… I hope. I realized that the past 3 or 4 weeks I have spent a lot of time putting out fires. Things have come up that have needed to be dealt with immediately: car repairs, illnesses, computer breakdowns, etc. I am being proactive this week and focussing on one thing:
1. finish susurrations grant report.
That is all.