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Ok, I admit it, I am bad at blogging. Well, I mean, i don't blog enough. I think about blogging. Apparently, that does not get that blog written.
Here's the deal: I'm making some sort of vow to spend more time on this thing called 'my webpage'. I've always had a mind to do so. But you know what I don't have? Time. I don't have much time. I am busy, working and living. I'm writing and touring and thinking and playing and scheming and reading and cooking and being. Some things fall off the to-do list before others. And since I am not so tech savvy and computers are hard places for me to spend my time, inevitably my website gets neglected. I'm sorry, website. I'm sorry, people who actually read this blog.
I was excited to tell you about Germany! And England! But then I came home and spent all my writing time on this new solo show that I'm performing in July. And suddenly I'm off on tour again.
So, the vow. i, Tanya Davis, do vow to find a way to put time and energy in new and old places. And I will do this by working smarter. I have a plan. I can't unveil it yet. But, basically, i am commited to writing and creating - as I always have been - and am recognizing the burnout that's happening by all the administrative work, the logisitcs, the financial management and stress, the compartmentalizing of my time. So, I'm working to implement some changes and I will put them into place by summer's end, if all goes well.
And then I will also start sending out mailing list updates/ news and whatnot.
My housemate and fellow musician, Tim Crabtree (of the amazing Paper Beat Scissors) is good at sending mail outs. I am not. I am good at other things. It is hard to be good at all the things. We don't need to be. We just need to prioritize, balance, make do... all of that.
For today, this is the update.
I have other more exciting things
Like the show I'm writing and how my nerves feel to know I will perform it in one month, costumes, light cues, soundtrack and all. It's about polyamory. So... ya.
All days long lately I have been sitting and writing, kind of about me but also about this character named Nonmonog. And when I stop writing I think about her. Or I think about the fodder for this whole show, which is my whole life, philosophies about my whole life and your life, too. Or I think about people I am in various states of love with. I feel, lately, like I live in an alternate reality. It's kind of amazing. And I also feel a little nutso.
It's summer. Offically here in the northern hemisphere. Happy summer to you. I celebrated last night with limbs entangled and then a backyard party wherein I was too heady and riled up for small talk chit chat so I gathered on the fringes and, with fellow artists, discussed the art of storytelling. Then I sat alone in the dark in my own backyard and thought about life. It's good, life. It's a lot of things, but it's mostly good.
OK, now on to the to-do list. Blog, you weren't even on the to-do list! You are way more fun than compiling that data for my co-op, you are more fun than buying a long distance calling card. Hell, you are even more fun than renewing my library book. I should write to you more often...
I'm not even gonna proofread this.