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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
freelance alchemist
Doing what I want to do. 
28th-Mar-2010 12:25 pm
An update on leaps of faith and steps forward. Because those are good things.

Workwise, I'm going to this conference next month. I'm really excited about it. So's my boss. I'm hoping to get insight into areas of this work that I'm not already focused on, and network my tuchus off. :)

Also? I've applied for Seth Godin's high-leverage nano-MBA week. I'd actually skimmed by it, thinking it was strictly for business types, until cbpotts nudged me and pointed out that it is specifically for people whose organizations are making the world a better place. Hey! That is me! So wish me luck. And New Yorkers, if anyone has a place for me to crash that week? I would be incredibly grateful. Only 11 people get chosen, and his readership is huge, so my chances are small, but the words "rape crisis center" jump off an application, so hopefully that'll make me stand out. I <3 Godin's work.

Professional development FTW. Also FTW? That I am in a profession I want professional development in.

On the personal front... I've been talking about wanting to get into burlesque for almost a year now. It was an idle thought before I switched meds, but losing all the weight really brought it to the forefront - because my proprioception is totally off! So I need to learn more about my body and how it moves now, what it does now. Plus sexy fun physical comedy! So. I'm doing that. Intro to burlesque class next month. Meep! Intimidating, but if I keep revisiting something in my head like this, I know I really want to do it. So. I am doing it.

Also, I'm committing to going out dancing more, for some of the same reasons, especially proprioception. It helps! And music is fun!

If I am going to be crazybusy anyway, it should be with things I really want to be doing!

What do you want to be doing? Are you doing it?

ETA: Which is not to say I'm not also busy writing. I pretty much have my brain back, so back on the hamster wheel this week post-work; I have some stuff to write about bonny Bedlam boys and faerie lovers, foxes and rockets, et cetera, and I apparently now have some new anthology invites, and also Cicatrix when I can bend my brain to it. In times of less brain, I write Shayara sketches, because I sort of live there in my head, so it isn't a stretch.
28th-Mar-2010 04:35 pm (UTC)
The best feature of our next apartment? GUEST ROOM. (in Downtown Brooklyn, about 30 minutes by subway from Grand Central.) With door and everything! You're welcome to it for the week.
28th-Mar-2010 04:52 pm (UTC)
Awesome! And you guys come with special guest cats!
28th-Mar-2010 05:52 pm (UTC)
Those all sound like great things to be doing - best of luck on getting into the Seth Godin program, and I hope all the rest turn out to be everything you hope they will be and more.

I'm doing what I want to be doing right now, to the extent that one can when one isn't really sure what one wants to do. I'm feeling like I'm sort of in an interstitial space right now, like one chapter of my life is closing but the next one hasn't opened yet, and in the meantime I'm gathering more of the things I need and letting go to the things I don't need.
28th-Mar-2010 06:34 pm (UTC)
Doing what you love and want to do is just full of awesomeness.

And to answer your question. Yes. :-)
Because (to be cliche.....) life's too short to not do what you love.
28th-Mar-2010 06:41 pm (UTC)
Yay proprioception work!
28th-Mar-2010 06:49 pm (UTC)
Heck, yay for my learning a new term.
28th-Mar-2010 07:31 pm (UTC)
Have a BLAST at burlesque!!

Me, tinkering with bedlah before next recital in two weeks (we may all get to do brief solos with a live band--my first EVAH--in the...spelling?...ballinade portion of the program). Coming off of Musical Meds of the Month, and suddenly liking life again.

And having a twinge of envy at your Seth Godin adventures. He makes the best non-tech-ie explanation of "yak shaving" that I've ever used.
28th-Mar-2010 08:28 pm (UTC)
Best of luck with the application. I'm sure you'll do well at the networking. One of my ex-girlfriends is an MBA and now a business consultant... I could introduce you, if that would be helpful.

Regarding burlesque, hooray for getting seated back in your body. That's excellent.
28th-Mar-2010 08:30 pm (UTC)
I still want to do parkour, too. :) But my schedule won't open up enough til summer, I think.
28th-Mar-2010 09:13 pm (UTC)
That works for me. I'll poke around some and see if I can find a local jam or femme jam that we can crash, though of course we can just go train ourselves. But it's more fun with more people, and to hook in to the community so you'll have the ability to continue if you want after I'm no longer in town any more.
29th-Mar-2010 06:59 am (UTC)
I want to do parkour as well!
29th-Mar-2010 10:49 pm (UTC)
If you do Parkour, there must be pictures and/or film. Must be.

Edited at 2010-03-29 10:53 pm (UTC)
30th-Mar-2010 12:57 am (UTC)
I'm taking pole dancing lessons. GET OUT OF MY HEAD.
30th-Mar-2010 12:44 pm (UTC)
But you like me there! :)
30th-Mar-2010 10:28 pm (UTC)
But it's getting so crowded in here. Justin put an alien in my brain and now you're in here and like.... it's owie.
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