week 13: renewal

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

week 12: urgh

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
2. recover

week 11: no more firefighting…

… 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.

week 10: full

No new goals this week. It’s Thursday and I’m just getting to this now. On Monday and Tuesday family was visiting from Toronto, which was great! It did mean no time in the studio, but important time was spent. Yesterday was a teaching day and I got my hair cut, and today I started rehearsing with Jaime Williams for the movement/dance/voice piece. The goals from last week will be repeated for tomorrow:

1. Spend 1-2 hours daily on creative work
2. Burn susurrations to DVD (I just need to make copies!)
3. Finish susurrations grant report

until Monday….

week 9: a repeat

Last week was one of those weeks where it was all about putting out fires. My car did not get repaired until late Thursday afternoon. My son got the flu. And there were other requests, needs, and sundry other things to deal with that kept popping up. I did manage to spend 1-2 hours per day on creative work, though I felt guilty about it. I’m finding that quite interesting, if not somewhat disturbing, so have decided to keep this goal in place because it does not feel like a habit yet. I would like the daily creative work to get to the point of it being a habit, and not feel at all guilty about it. I also did not get susurrations burnt to DVD because I had no car. And though I did get a start on my grant report for the film, I did not manage to get it anywhere near finished.
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