I feel like I'm always in a perpetual state of rebooting. It's a constant cycle of gearing up for the task ahead, multi-tasking to exhaustion, vowing not to repeat past cycle, rebooting, and, well you see where this is going.
Two passions fuel my spirit. The page and the stage. I want to be reading, writing, or putting on shows. Everything else is just a means to that end. Being quite accomplished in my RL job some would assume it was my passion or life long dream, but I know if I hit the lottery tomorrow I would drop it without looking back (especially, the awful early mornings)!
Alas, there are no lottery winnings to speak of at the moment, so I have to get back in the groove of the great juggle. How long has summer been over? Clearly, I need extended recovery time.
There's one more week until my show closes. I have a month to prepare for a youth holiday concert I'm directing. There are two WIP (one with a definite deadline/the other a self-imposed one), and NaNo begins in about a week and a half. Ok, so maybe I like to stay busy. So, how do I reboot without succumbing to negative coping skills (yelling, throwing things, hiding under a blanket and watching Big Bang Theory or NCIS on loop)?
I have to aggressively adult. Ugh, not my favorite thing to do.
Step 1-No falling asleep on the couch
Step 2-Vitamin regime daily (NO FORGETTING)
Step 3-Cut the crap outta my diet... Hello Whole-30 (sigh)
Step 4-Compulsively sticking to a routine (work, writing, rehearsal, meal prep, sleep)
Step 5-Exercise (harder than the diet)
This fly by the seat of her pants, do what her body dictates each day kind of gal that I am struggles with this, even if the results have proven successful in the past.
What's ahead for the next month has me craving my very own Joseph (Taking the Stage) right about now.
SBF ISO TDD (tall, dark, dominant)...
Wish me luck!
*So, the Whole 30 works best when meals are planned and recipes are in hand. Sunday goals include the following: