Thursday, April 08, 2010

I don't want to miss a thing

Which is a mediocre Aerosmith song, but that doesn't make it not my truth.

I'm working full time, married to someone who works an opposite shift leaving us just one or two days a week to be married in. I start my first class towards a Project Management Certificate at a local college this coming Wednesday. I have just joined a local gym, and love it, and also have committed to giving them money for at least a year. I have a very active social life - I'm out minimum three nights a week having tea, knitting, watching movies/tv with friends. I am responsible for the well being of 5 cats and a very old dog, and doing stuff like making sure we have clean underwear and dishes. I also have a brazillion ideas for things I want to make - fibre, jewellery, food, clothing, children.

One would think that this would be more than enough to keep me busy. And it is. There are days when I feel overwhelmed and don't want to get out of bed (but I do).

And yet....

Today I sent off an email to the director of a new-to-me local theatre company asking if they are going to be holding a second round of auditions for their summer festival.

Because although it will run me ragged, I don't want to miss a thing. I want to grab all of life by the tail and ride it until it shakes me off, or I bring it down under me.

2 comments:

tigerleo said...

Damn skippy woman! Hence the reason I am 40% of the way to adopting another dog, still do volunteer work at least one day a week, go to the gym (ok - not a lot, but I am trying), walk my current hyperactive dog every day (and hang out with the other dog people sometimes for HOURS), and take care of all the other grown-up type things that need to me done (I did 5 loads of laundry already today). I am also out with friends frequently and spend time on the phone with the ones I don't get to see very often. It is crazy but also awesome. Plus, I get to do cool things like visit friends in other cities on occasion :) WHEEEE!!!

Laurie said...

Gosh, I wish I had that kind of ambition. And energy.