Well hello there! I don’t know about you, but I had quite the week… and funnily enough, the show I was in is actually about a pair of women out for coffee. They haven’t caught up in a while, and a crazy amount of things has happened.
Sounds like you and me!
If we were having tea, I’d tell you I’m feeling better since my shitty week of late. Today I was at the same school in the same class (yay, salary pay!) but it was better. I took some of the principal’s advice and let them have a couple breaks to do a Just Dance for Kids video, and that seemed to help. They’re just videos of cartoon people dancing to songs like, “What Makes You Beautiful” by One Direction, “Despicable Me,” and such. As well, one of the students that tends to be difficult wasn’t, as long as I offered her some help, and another admitted to an EA that she misses her dad in Africa and that’s why she doesn’t want to do any work. The EA reminded her that she’s lucky to be in Canada, and her dad would be sad to hear she wasn’t doing well in school — she encouraged her to try for him, and things have been better. I felt awful having not asked the student myself: I pride myself a little on connecting with students that way. I also learned a couple of students in the grade one class I’d been doing regularly at this same school likely have fetal alcohol spectrum disorder… and my heart just breaks for them, really. I know it’s not the case for everyone, but FASD is so freaking preventable…
If we were having tea, I’d tell you that Matrix has now seen soapy water and it is like a gift from the heavens for him. He’s fascinated by it!
If we were having tea, I’d also tell you that the little guy is teething, and it’s the saddest thing. He just wants to bite everything — he’s attacking his cardboard boxes as well as our hands. Poor guy’s gums are just too sore. Clearly (almost too clearly), he’s growing! He actually gained a whole kilogram since the last time we saw the vet — he’s just under five pounds!
If we were having tea, I’d tell you I recently wrote a really personal post and I’m overwhelmed by the support I’ve been receiving. You are all beautiful people. Thank you so much for reading and for sticking around. I can’t express how grateful I am for that, it just means so much to me.
If we were having tea, I’d tell you that despite hearing from one of the directors, “I hear you had a great audition!” I didn’t get a part. Oh well. I am a little sad, a tad discouraged, but as always I know it could be just that there was no fitting part for me. It doesn’t mean I’m bad. I’m considering auditions at other theatres now, though that is much more intimidating than just my old university!
If we were having tea, I’d tell you G and I finally got to spend time together this weekend, and it was lovely. Last night we stayed up late and had some wine while we made a jar of popsicle stick date ideas. Can’t wait to try them! (Hmmm… could this be a blog post idea? Maybe!)
If we were having tea, I’d tell you I’ve finally committed to getting more active beyond just going for a few walks. I bought a Groupon with C for kickboxing classes (she’s done kickboxing her whole life, like me with Bharatanatyam dance) and I seriously cannot wait to do it. I used to do karate and I remember I really liked that, but my family was too poor at the time to keep it up. I’m excited! I also bought one for yoga with G. I’ve done some yoga, but not much, and I have no idea what the different types are so it’ll be good to try a bunch. And it’ll be nice to commit with G — he and I both feel like we’re becoming couch potatoes, which is definitely not what we loved about each other when we first met!
If we were having tea, I’d finally tell you that NaBloPoMo went really well. A lot of the time it did kinda suck — I fell behind and so I couldn’t schedule posts ahead of time for 8:30 am like usual. And I hate feeling behind in something I’m doing for myself! Before I started this I was really committed and had been doing 5 posts a week and even that felt like a lot. But in general, I really have learned quite a bit. I learned what I like to write about most, and what you like to read about most. I met lots of new people (online, obviously) and grew my little blog network. I think the most important thing I learned is that life is really important. I let things slide when I didn’t have the chance to post much on social media, and I was okay being late for posts — as a result, I lived more! I learned that posting Monday to Friday is too much, so I’m cutting down to 3 posts a week now. I’ll be posting for a little while on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and then I might try Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays just to see how that goes. Hope y’all don’t miss me too much!
How was your week? I’d love to hear from you in a comment below. Feel free to send me a message as well!