February 25th, 2013

Right now my world feels like it’s spinning too fast. I have my regular job at Skirt! Magazine which has strict deadlines but requires I give free rein to my imagination. I have this blog which I’ve neglected but is always pressing for attention in the back of my mind because it’s my love child. I’ve added a new unpaid side venture called Project XX ,which I refer to as changing the world in my spare time. (It’s also forcing me to learn how to do new things–write op-ed pieces, learn how to work a new website, figure out the political system in good-old-boy South Carolina.) Oh, yes, I also joined a yoga challenge in February which means I have to take 4 classes a week for 90 days. It feels a little like yoga AA in the sense that it keeps me on an even keel, and I find myself scheduling everything else around when I can fit in a class. There’s another kind of blog I want to try with a friend, one that combines food recipes with recipes for life. And I also want to learn to cook well, really really well, but I’m usually too tired to do more than have some chunks of parmesan with a glass of red wine at the end of the day. I wish I could slow my world down long enough to take time off from all of the above to do Nothing. Nothing righteous, Nothing paying, Nothing strenuous, Nothing productive, Nothing that will improve me or prove to me that I’m worthy. My mad activity is always balanced by an ability to lie in bed for days just reading, napping, and snacking. Because I know that eventually I’ll start thinking about an art project or taking a Photoshop class or starting a creativity class. And then the spin begins again.

4 Responses to “Tilt-a-World”

  1. Diane says:

    Damn! You sound totally buzzed . . . in a good way. The energy just oozes off the page/screen. I love that you are attempting to save the world in your spare time, and I feel badly that I’m not (and I have way more spare time than you have). My favorite part, though, is that your new undertaking is forcing you to learn to do new things. Isn’t that what we’ve been looking for!? Congrats.

  2. You are spinning and I am slogging through the doldrums, trying to find a way out.

  3. claire says:

    that yoga challenge is all goodness and i love that you’re planning around it. like dianne, i hear a buzz in your tone – so excited you’re in ‘that’ place – where possibilities are endless. let your beautiful creative self soar!!!

    love you!

  4. nikki says:

    When we did the challenge years ago it was so rewarding and now Gaea is back!

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