Got so many balls in the air right now. This old dog learns new tricks. Trying to form new patterns, new habits. So far, so good. Working out at the gym every other day or so, especially when I don’t feel like it. Same with going out, like to a concert. I hadn’t been to the Newport in about 20 years, and it was great to see a band when that was the last thing I felt like doing at the moment. Now, with editing. When I don’t feel like it, I start cutting on scenes or segments of what is in the queue, even if only for 20 minutes, getting a little bit done all the time. I hear this is what real writer’s do; they write, especially when they don’t feel like it just to get something down. Developing better, and flat out good habits, so that I can be more productive and happier. Being content is not enough. I want happiness more often rather than in little waves.
Going to Cleveland this week to give a 2 hour seminar on directing. That means putting together some clips, demonstrations, and a brand new power point to both introduce myself and also to emphasize key elements. This is the 21st century after all and the more interactive the presentation, the better.
Amazingly, ever since I started back to the gym, my sleep has been very deep and peaceful. It has more to do with my ears getting clogged from swimming and no sound is waking me up than being tired, although I suspect that contributes as well.
Got a couple small gigs this week. Mostly I need to prep for the upcoming short film shoot. This is gonna be nice to get back to it. Two weeks from today and I will be directing a film. Been too long.
As someone said to me not too long ago, time to get off the bench.
“From the pale and downtrodden
And the words they say
Which we won’t understand
Don’t accept that what’s happening
Is just a case of others’ suffering
Or you’ll find that you’re joining in
The turning away “
– Pink Floyd