Note: I wrote all this at the end of February, it just took me two weeks to click post.
I have had a range of thoughts, feelings
First up, L and I saw a few shows in February, and they have all been very good – Buyer and Cellar at the Armory, as well as a dress rehearsal of Tiny Beautiful Things (also at the Armory) – the former straight-up funny, the latter filled with a sad happy rainbow of emotions. At the end of the month, we saw Come From Away, which was 100 minutes of tears with no intermission – the story is about a city in Newfoundland that planes are diverted to on 9/11.
Seeing Come From Away is a great reminder of the massive amounts of compassion, care and empathy humans have, which is nice – I do not feel like I always get to see that in my day-to-day, and it is a nice reminder. It is a much simpler play than something like Hamilton – but within the simplicity of form and structure, there is more complexity of feeling and emotion.
Reading this month has been a bit challenging, of no cause other than my inability to focus – it comes about from time to time.
I sold about 100 Funko Pops, and it was not to the highest offer, but the offer that was in front of me at the moment. I think I might try to bail on some more by the end of summer, but it was nice just to deal with these right now. Now that there’s a bit more space in the basement, hoping to go through a few other boxes of stuff I have carried around for years and make sure it is truly the most essential it can be.
Back in December I shared some writing I had done with friends for feedback – got that back, and just have a small handful of edits to complete before I work on some next steps. Every time I see a creative performance I am reminded how much I want to be doing the creating thing – then I get sucked into a cycle. Hopefully with a near-future move will come some workspace to be able to sit at a desk and truly focus – there is not really space in our apartment that I can use like that, and going to a coffee shop is a burdensome luxury that I mostly reserve for reading.
At work, a project I have been stuck on for a while has finally moved forward, and I am so excited – it has taken so long (almost a year and a half) to get to where we are. An office I am working with to implement a SaaS we signed a contract for has assigned a project manager, which has been great because she knows who to ping for what. Things I have been stuck on for months happened in a matter of hours.
As the transition to my new role is further in the rear view mirror, I am balancing the new functions of my role with the old, learning how (and what) to delegate, and learning more about managing.
I am hoping to pull together some presentation proposals in the next few months – when I did my review at this time last year, I said I wanted to publish/present during the current academic year. That goal just does not see likely at this point, but no sense in bailing on the goal – it is useful and important. I think where I struggle most is seeing my work as innovative or new – rather, I see it as doing what needs to be done.
My running mileage was down in February – I think it sits around 20 miles or less. I am still dealing with some pain in my knee. It is getting beyond frustrating at this point to upsetting. I need to see a Physical Therapist, but to do that, I feel like I need to stop into my General Practitioner. Last time I had pain in my leg from running he told me I weighed
Anyway, that seems to about sum up the bulk of the things that have been on my mind.