Thursday, March 25, 2010

When is hard work working too hard?

Quote of the Blog: “Hard work spotlights the character of people:  some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all.”  ~Sam Ewing


I’ll admit, I’m a bit of a Superwoman (as GamerGuy calls me). I’m always busy during something and more then once I’ve bitten off more than I can chew. Take this week as a great example.

I was somehow planning on finishing some housework on Monday night and working on my article so I could fine tune it on Tuesday and get it into Celebrations Magazine (the Disney Fan magazine I write for-  I’m the Disneyland expert/contributor) by the deadline. Then I was going to work on memorizing my lines and songs for the musical I’m in (Rasputin, a very very dark musical comedy playing April 30-May 2nd at the Lyceum theater in San Diego) so I’d be ready for the run through rehearsal on Tuesday night.

And somewhere in between I was going to finish about 300 pages in the book I’m reading for book club (which was last night). Oh yeah, and I am working full time plus some twice a week at my bread-and-butter day job. (No wonder I haven’t had time to blog, right? Thanks for understanding!)

Well, none of that ended up panning out the way I had anticipated. Oy…

Monday I did finish the housework and the rough of the article. But my fact confirmation turned into a nightmare on Tuesday, so that ment working late to finish the article. Which ment missing rehearsal. And, of course, only about 5 of the pages from the book were read before sleep overtook me.

Wednesday came along and I found out that a friend in a long time relationship had to call it quits. She’d had some bad luck lately, so we needed to reconnect. Instead of going to book club (of the book I’m only 50 pages into), I spent the evening talking our troubles out. It may have lead to some clarity on my own views on relationships. It proved to be a refreshing experience, but I know I let the folks at book club down a bit by not being able to make it.

So here it is, Thursday. Another rehearsal tonight. This one I’m going to make it to come hell or high water.

Friday night, I’d love to be up in LA seeing Waking Sleeping Beauty, but alas, due to financial and time constraints, that’s just not going to happen right now. (Sigh)

Oh well! Things all work out as they are supposed to in the end. Yes, I think I bit off more than I could chew earlier this week – and it’s evidenced itself in having to back out of commitments (like rehearsal), being late on others (like the magazine article), being unprepared for others (book club), and yet I was able to be there for a friend, and (eventually) complete the projects I signed up for. I still plan on finishing the book club book and all that jazz.

Moral of the story? Give all you have in all you do, and everything will turn out in the end.

In the mean time, I thought I’d leave you all with a little trailer from a film Clydas and I worked on several years back with TheManInBlack. He’s a gore make-up guru, so every time you see a bruise, a cut, a splatter, or a wound that’s us! Well… him. Clydas and I were just the help! (No, Clydas didn’t make it into the movie.) I believe, sadly, the film may have run out of money and was never finished, but these hard working guys and gals (who often just work for food) deserve to have their work seen none-the-less!

Synopsis: Young Joshua holds a family secret passed down for generations. A secret so important, that it could change the fate of the very world that he lives on. He is pursued by a dark and mysterious organization bent on using the secret for their own personal gain. Something that Joshua must keep from happening at all costs but does Joshua have what it takes to fulfill his destiny and keep the secret safe for the future generations to come?

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