Monday, August 1, 2011

All in a Day's Work

Right now at this very moment, I'm in between gigs. Finished Round 1 and am ready to hit Round 2. So what do I do with my very little precious time in between? Write a blog post of course. Actually, I read and answered quite a few emails and am jotting notes to prepare for this evening's class. But I also wanted to get a post in, because it's gonna be awhile. So here ya go!

I've done this before. This sort of manic juggling of a variety of different jobs. The most gigs I ever held down simultaneously was 6 and that was back in 2003. That was a long time ago. But here I am, back up to speed and doing it again. Total gig count as of today: 4. I'm teaching, writing, teaching and editing. How's that for a juggling act?

It feels good to be this busy, but at the same time I'm finding myself yearning for a Red Bull. Well, it's 4 o'clock in the afternoon and I have miles to go before I sleep, so that seems about right.

Gotta run. Just wanted to once again thank you all for weighing in on how to survive this juggling game.  This activity should calm down for me in a couple of weeks...for a little while anyway. Then me and the D-man are gonna take a short little jaunt somewhere special before all the craziness starts again for both of us.

It's like a clown car, isn't it? You think only one  person is getting out of that car but they just keep coming. Those crazy clowns!  Well, all I can say is that I'm grateful that these gigs keep coming. I'll find a way to balance it all. I always have. I think I thrive on it.

Hope all of you are enjoying your summer. No one should be working this hard in August...enjoy the dog days if you can!


MikeB said...

Are you one (or more) of the crazy clowns? I can see it now: you get out on one side of the clown car wearing a funny clown outfit and an editing hat, then run around to the other side of the car and get in, then do a quick change and come out on the opposite side wearing a colorful clown costume and a writing hat, and then run around to the other side of the car and . . .

That was exhausting; writing this, I mean; we already know that wearing many hats and running around is exhausting.

Hope you and the D-man have a great time wherever you go to relax.

By the way, if you are looking for yet antoher gig, come visit me soon, and you can paint part of the house. Ugh - I do not look forward to it.

James said... ARE busy! Well, pace yourself...if anyone can do this, you can! And when it's all over you get some much-needed R&R with your boy! What a lucky guy, Mr. D-Man!

Jenn said...

No one SHOULD have to work that hard in August. Hope you can find some time to relax soon. But I guess it's good that you're busy. Good luck to you--stay healthy!