Regular readers of this blog, if there are such a thing, are going to think that I need more sleep.
I started yesterday off in LA, after a weekend trip down with my girlfriend to see friends and soak up some actually warm sun (compared to that of the Bay Area, which never seems to be quite as warm as the sun should be). I was intending to be at some casting director workshops as well, but those are in short supply these days after a lot of the places putting them on got shut down by the LA District Attorney. So, I made the most of it and ran all over LA seeing friends that I haven't seen in some time. But I digress.
In order to maximize my time I decided to fly back on Monday morning, which meant waking up at 5am so that I could get ready and get to work in a relatively manner. After getting to the airport and sprinting to make my flight (note to self: get a backpack that doesn't make your shirt ride up while running; or wear longer shirts), I caught a bit of shut-eye on the plane before landing back at SFO. After a full day of meetings and emails and coffee (oh my), I hopped in my car at 5pm and drove for an hour south to get to acting class on time to rehearse a bit before we started. After 3.5 hours of acting, playing, and catching up with classmates, it was time to drive an hour back north, past work, and to my long-awaited bed.
Of course, I couldn't go to sleep right away - not when there was unpacking to do and Overwatch to be played.
It might tire you to read this - I can assure you that I was pretty beat by the end of the day. But I can honestly say there was no nodding off, no zoning out, no lack of enthusiasm (at least from my perspective); when I'm doing something I love, there's an energy inside me that won't let me stop. I love working with so many talented actors at my studio. I love waking up and seeing the woman I love when my eyes open. I love being an unrestrained goofball, making people laugh, putting my work up and have it affect people.
I guess what I'm on well-tread ground here, but what I'm trying to say is do what you love. It's easy to get dragged down and focusing on what could go better, but as long as you're making the effort and giving your best to something you love, then hopefully that propels you forward.
"Well it's all right, even if you're old and grey
Well it's all right, you still got something to say
Well it's all right, remember to live and let live
Well it's all right, the best you can do is forgive"
-Traveling Wilburys, The End of The Line