Oy Vey This Day!
I've begun a strict regimen of waking up and running, doing yoga and doing vocal warm-ups. Then I start the day which must include: either a blog or blog idea, 3 straight job submissions, three artistic submissions, 1 business letter or follow up, 1 hour of "work" (monologues, sides, etc.). Since I spend so much time floating around Manhattan, laptop in tow, running between internet cafes and meetings and interviews and friends till the wee hours when I take the trek back up to the Bronx where I'm staying, this imposed structure is really helping me avoid feeling ineffective and unprepared. Today, for instance has been exxxhuasting.
It was up at 6:30 to hit the morning routine, then dressed and ready to head down to Brooklyn (a 2 hour subway ride which I used to work -silently- on monologues for an audition Thursday) to get fingerprinted at the DOE for a teaching artist gig I landed. Then it was the interminable wait at the DOE to get put in the system (so much for any future felonies I plan to commit, they'll find me in a second). Then it was back to the Upper East Side for physical therapy at 2:30, and in the downtime I returned emails, did research for upcoming meetings, and wrote the script for my final project in the LAByrinth Master Class. After physical therapy, it was down to SoHo to kill time before my 7pm rehearsal. Here I am now, at 4:30, blogging (check), applying for straight jobs (check) submitting (check) and working on monologues. After rehearsal at 9pm theres a chance that I will be attending a friends reading in Midtown West. If I havent passed out.
Then it's up tomorrow to start again. (PS. I haven't been this happy in quite some time)