Time Goes By, So Slowly…

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Hello Dearest Reader!

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving 🍗 holiday, if you celebrate.  

Oh my stars!  😜 It has been a crazy couple of weeks. We held our auditions and callbacks for Smojo’s.  We got the casting done along with phone calls out to potential cast by lunch time by the end of the second day of callbacks! 👍

The amount of talent that we had audition was amazing. We could easily have double cast the show. Possibly even triple cast it.  Saying I am beyond excited to work with this group of people is a massive understatement. 

It was tough to make the final cuts though.  We had such close competition for all roles except our bass for the quartet.  I think I really lucked out with the team that I have for Smojo’s.

We looked at EVERY THING!  👀 We had to. That’s how close it was.  We looked at how they handled their audition songs and/or the callback songs, how they adjusted to direction, interactions on and off the stage with one another, and conflicts. 👀

I just finished a preliminary rehearsal schedule that is crazy aggressive but I fully believe that we can easily get it done.

In other news, Gentle Reader, I have finally had a chance to see the madness that is the Star Wars Christmas Special! OH. MY. STARS!  😱 What madness, indeed… 😂

Tonight begins rehearsals for “The Making of the Star Wars Christmas Special” at Dragon Production Theatre in Redwood City. 💖 I am incredibly excited to be a part of this little bit of “holiday” insanity. 🎄 What makes it even more nerve wracking is that the Mayor of the city is excited to see it. No pressure. Oh, and I am playing Carol Channing for a scene! I am way too excited for that. LOL

In #survivaljob news, I popped into my shop for Black Friday to complete an inventory count because the building was closed and it was kind of nice to complete a massive project under the time limit that I allowed myself. 🕑

I wonder if that is why I figured we can fit our Smojo’s schedule 📆 to what I’ve pitched to my team? Speaking of minimized time, “Star Wars Christmas” is only a 3 week rehearsal period and one weekend of shows. 😓

I heard that time slows down the more you are moving, so I am giving it all to the Universe. My hope is that I can fit in everything I need to do in the next 3 months. 

If you would be so kind, Dear Reader, can you cross your fingers for me? 💖

When I survive this first project, I will write again.  Expect a LOT of images of SWCS on my Insta!

Cheers and until next time… LOL! Get it? Time… (I’m a dork. LOL)

And the elliptical keeps on spinning…

May, oh, May, where did you go??
I merely turned around and found myself stranded on the road with not a vehicle in sight.  
To the left and to the right of the road there were things to do and see, and as I journeyed through these things, I forgot that my destination lies elsewhere.

Throughout the month of May, I felt like I was running here and there to experience things and meet people but I totally forgot to keep my training in the other disciplines in my mind as well.  So while my dancing continues to strengthen, things like vocal and analysis took a back seat to other stuff.

Do I regret it?  No, I can’t say that I do.  Although, I know it reared it’s ugly little head at my last audition.  But, what’s been done is done.  I’m currently gearing up for another podcast, so I shall be talking about it then.

Have you lost track of time and forgot that you wanted to do stuff that you never got to?  How’d you handle it?  Did you rush to get everything done in the last minute?  How do you handle time management?

Knowing when to say “Enough.”

Have you ever gotten a plate of food that was just too much for you to handle?  Has anyone told you that you had “eyes bigger than your stomach?” How about that “you have bitten off more than you can chew?”

Welp, that’s me in a nutshell.   I think of all these things that I want to do, and yet never get to doing them because I always seem to never have enough time.  Without whittling out the very little amount of sleep that I already get, what else could I cut in order to get everything done.  I can’t cut back on TV because I have already done that.

I always want to help and I jump at the chance when people ask because I truly do want to help.  Sometimes I have to wonder though if I am really helping them out.  I guess I have to better utilize what little time I have or try to multitask MORE.  I don’t think it’s possible to do that though.

The reason that I bring up this whole issue anyway is because as I am reading the book version of “Bless Me, Ulitma” I am learning that there are major events left out of the play that actually help me make sense now that I know about them.  I am reading the book in pieces each night before I go to sleep.  Granted, it is an easy read, but I only have those few minutes before drifting off to sleep to get some reading in. I confess I have actually been reading it ever since we started rehearsals, and I STILL have about 40 pages to go.

I KNOW that sometimes my eyes are bigger than my “stomach.”  I just have to figure out how to tetris it all into MY time schedule.   Do you got any suggestions?  I’ve got the “To Do List” thing going and while that helps to remind me what needs to be done, unexpected interruptions make it hard to control all the time.

So what do you do? Or are you like me and try to cram everything in all the time and in effect really harvest nothing of true value?

Somebody just throw water on me already, will ya?

What a world! What a world!