Doing research for taglines for Door Shakes…came across this quote and love it… This will be the first framed poster I put above my desk in the new office! So, it is March 1st and snow is falling as I write from a coffee shop in Evanston. Pretty overwhelmed with work and life. In the next month- we are moving offices, getting tickets on sale, wrapping up our casting/staffing puzzle, and making some major moves forward. Progress is everywhere. There are a lot of loose ends right now, a lot of important loose ends. I am terrible when things aren’t wrapped up and completed. This is a good lesson to just settle in, breathe, take time, have patience and faith that it will all come together. Small steps, thoughtful moves, and tackling one day at a time.
It is a winter wonderland in Door County. Trying to get out as much as I can for some skiing and snow-shoeing. The weather is gorgeous, though I can feel cabin fever lurking around the corner. The fundraiser is over, the season brochure is in good shape, foundation letters are nearly sent, and the housing search is on for the 2014 company. Amidst all of the work, there is time to cook, get used to living in Door County in the winter, to focus on spinning classes and getting in shape…it is all good…although if the snow doesn’t let up, my early trip to LA might come sooner rather than later.
Snow Cabin, Sjusjoen, Norway
photo via spiritof
Craving simplicity…craving modern and urban anything right now. I want to clean and simplify everything from home, to office, to calendars, to electronics…a lot of clutter…a lot of emails and documents needing to find a home in folders…just consolidate everything into its own little space..and then maybe life will look and feel like this picture.
T-minus three days until Canada and the to-do list is a monster, but if I do it all it will have me light, free and easy on my way to the conference. Knocking away at it all starting now, so maybe I will wake up in a room that looks like this:)
Snowy Night, Toronto, Canada
photo via connie
Well 2014 is off and running. Things are going so well and I am having an awesome time this second time around winter in Door County. Danny and I are cozy in the new house and making the most of the times we are both home. I found a new addiction in the form of cycling classes. Trying to go twice a week and get back into running full force. Signing up for the Door County triathlon next week with Dad-should be an awesome way to ring in my 33rd year. 33-CRAZY!
Door Shakespeare is also going great. Successful auditions- constantly humbled by the talent and gusto that shows up each year. There are some great teaching and community events coming up as well. Still trying to listen as much as possible so I can identify and plan for what this community needs from this theatre. I am so excited to be traveling to Toronto at the end of the month for the SHAKESPEARE THEATRE ASSOCIATION conference. We joined the association in November and this will be an amazing opportunity to learn froma and network with the best. Broaden my perspective and get some best practices in place for 2014! That trip will be the recharge I need to really get in gear.
Reading Brene Brown’s DARING GREATLY and going to a book club that is offered through Mom’s Spa. This is one of those books that shifts and expands your perception of emotion, criticism, vulnerability, creativity, and life-style in a huge way. Putting it all into practice is life’s work type of stuff….but what else is winter for.
So it really is the usual new year’s stuff. Off to a good start on reading more, cooking more, having patience, listening better, traveling more, budgeting better, making better playlists, and of course keeping in better touch with all of the lovelies in my life.
Missing the UK the crazy- loving Door County for now.
Ready for the rain to turn to snow! Bring on winter Door County… We are ready! New to-do lists have been out into place:
-cook one new recipe a week
-take cycling class at Nor Dor once a week at least
-save for a trip to NYC to get caught up with friends and see a few shows
-save for a 2014 trip to the UK
-hugely last on the list if to start chipping away at those pesky credit cards
Winter 2013/2014 begins!