This is probably one of the most personal posts I have ever put up here. Take it as you will.
Recently I have had some interesting twists added into my life. My regular work week fell from five days a week, working more than 45 hours, to three days a week, averaging 24-30 hours. At first it hit pretty hard. I was taking about a 40% paycut on really short notice. I cut back on expenditures that I could and stressed over it. So much so that I was in physical pain for almost three days.
Then as the time has rolled by, I have realized it is a sort of blessing in disguise. It has given me the space in my life to reevaluate what is important, how I want to live, and what I really take as valuable. I am not made for the office life or the desk job. I am an artist and that takes commitment; to no longer being afraid of freeing oneself from normal expectations.
I have added a tap class to my weekly schedule on Mondays at Steps alongside practicing tap with Maggie twice a week. I am commiting more time and energy into my collaborative news project with Alain Wong, Lindybloggers. I spent eleven days in a row either going out dancing or working on dancing, my body was tired but it felt great.
I have projects planned to choreograph with other dancers. I am checking in on gigs for the new year and building prospects for the future which enable my artistic side to be sustainable.
I am building the life I want to live.