Well, it was bound to happen...my daily work world and my theatrical interpreting world crashed into each other this week. It is all coming out ok, but I think it is because I just realized I can only do what I can do.
I'm looking at some time management stuff to help me manage better. The irony is that the stuff I want to fit in ISN'T work for once. I want to manage my time for work better so that I can WRECK and do the Artist's Way and get ready for the Joy Diet book group and READ and watch a movie without feeling like I should be doing something else. Although it has been a week of frustration and franticness, I learned a lot and I feel good about my decision to find a way to make the work work better so that the LIFE can be better.
Thanks to all of you who support me in any of these endeavors to en-joy life and to just be a person instead of a widget. I think sometimes I felt like if I wasn't a widget, what was I doing here? Now I know that I can "be" a widget for a part of my life, but I AM NOT A WIDGET. It is GOOD to have a life outside of work. It is good to find more personal satisfaction in personal stuff than in work - that is MORE NORMAL than my old habits.
I'm not sure what all of this means in terms of the big picture, but when I can look calmly at it, I know it is the right direction to follow.
P.S. The show went pretty well, I think. Had a few minor bumps, but all the songs I was struggling to translate came together for the show, which was nice. Topol is an amazing person, by the way. I'm still amazed at his work after all these years.