Jamie Ridler and her wishcasting community sometimes read my mind with their weekly prompting:
I have often said, “I am friends with time, I stretch it… rarely run out of it and love the games I play to enjoy leveraging her….”
Then there are times like right now, when my time is like play-doh: flattened and pulled and shaped into long strings, a sort of blobby silly string impression….
I actually don’t mind this, occasionally. It makes me feel incredibly alive: this consciously having a full schedule. I think that is the key: I want to spend my time consciously.
After a nine month break from theater I am doing two productions at the same time. One show runs at 7:30 in the evening and the other runs at 11:00 pm. This also means rehearsals run from 6:30 pm to usually somewhere in the neighborhood of 12:30 pm.
I am so fired up and energized by rehearsing that I frequently have difficulty falling off to sleep. I would rather continue singing and creating and laughing than getting rest. I’m aware of this so I schedule naps. I am conscious of how time interacts with my mood.
I wish to be conscious with how I spend my time.
When my rehearsal schedule (or travel or publishing schedule) is heavy, I am exceptionally conscious of every moment with my children. There are debates about quality vs. quantity time: I know it isn’t perfect and I know my children are happier when I am happier. Sometimes that means I leave the house to rehearse and perform in front of an audience.
I have been conscious with how I spend my time and my wish is to continue and improve my level of consciousness in how I invest my time.
It is such a precious resource.
Beloved Wishcasting Friends: As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you also – and I am looking forward to consciously visit each blog this week…. Thank you for wishing alongside me….
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Julie Jordan Scott has been a Life & Creativity Coach, Writer, Facilitator and Teleclass Leader since 1999. She is also an award winning Actor, Director, Artist and Mother Extraordinaire. She was twice the StoryTelling Slam champion in Bakersfield. She teaches a teleclass/ecourse "Discover the Power of Writing & Telling Engaging, Enlightening Stories" which begins again March 5, 2012. Find details by clicking this link.
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