My own personal March Madness

Image: Ali Inay via Unsplash

Image: Ali Inay via Unsplash

“Today is your day, your mountain is waiting. So get on your way.”
– Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss, Theodor Seuss Geisel, was born on this day in 1904. Died September 24, 1991.

Thank. God. It’s. March.

Sure, snow is pretty. I’m happy to look at all the lovely pictures you want to post. I just have no desire to be out in it. I’m happy that back to back snows like we’ve just experienced are rare in Richmond. And yes, I understand that winter isn’t quite over and it can still come back to bite us in the butt.

I don’t mind the snow days from work. Although the two in the past two weeks, coupled with a holiday and one sick day really put some pressure on the day job responsibilities. I don’t say things like that often, so you should appreciate the significance.

I used the time at home, as well as the time on Saturday to catch up on a few things. March will be a bit of a marathon, or at least will end with a 10K (in which you can still support me as I raise funds for the Massey Cancer Center).

I also used the time on Saturday to do a bit of assessment with regard to my current projects. People frequently say to me that they can’t believe how busy I am. Truth is, I’m not so sure I’m really busier than anyone else. I just talk about it more on social media. I’ve told you why.

As you read this, I’m in the final week of rehearsals for Parade, opening this Thursday at Jewish Family Theatre. If you’ve not already, right click here to open an new window and order your tickets. I’ll wait.

Before Parade closes, I have a rehearsal for A Night at the Quartermaster Museum at Ft. Lee. The performance is one night only on March 21.

I’m also working on promotion for three shows, one of which I’m co-producing and acting in. I auditioned for another of those shows but was not cast. Of course there’s disappointment. But the reality is I audition for about twice as many shows than in which I am actually cast. My director and co-producer was most supportive and gracious. But I could hear the relief in his voice as we discussed the schedule for our project.

Last week I also got the email about the new music for Palm Sunday and Easter.

The coming of spring also means there’s more yard work to do. My back yard is still covered with the leaves of fall. They remain there because of the two fall shows, as well as the much talked about shoulder injury.

I am also reminded that my window for properly pruning the grape vine grows increasingly smaller.

So why am I writing about all of this? Again?

In part, I’m still struggling to find that right mix of blog topics. I constantly get emails offering me solutions to make bazillions of dollars from my blog. In all honestly, the cash would be nice, but it’s just not me.

I want to spend my very limited writing time here and working on the much neglected novel.

All of this came about because I spent some time writing down all of my projects in my Moleskin notebook. Then I started thinking about the ones which could realistically go away.

It’s hard. I can’t do everything I want to do. I’m not Superman.

And, although I did edit the high school newspaper, I never became a mild-mannered reporter. Even if I do own my own tights.

Sorry for that image.

For the most part, I like everything that I’m doing. Heck, even the day job is tolerable (have you seen my freakin’ office view?).

The simple reality is that I need to clear up more time. Right now, I should be binge watching House of Cards. I really hate to keep Frank Underwood waiting.

So, once again, I need to do some evaluating of priorities. Some things may start coming off the list. And, more than a few people will be surprised.

I may even surprise myself.


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