So. I’m on a day two of fear. Do I feel less afraid? Have I done something crazy? Have I stopped my procrastination?
No, No, and No. But hey, that’s why I’m doing this.
What I did today was somethings that I meant to do a week ago. I procrastinated a lot after I graduated, even though I previously told myself that I would set myself up for life in Lexington.
But that’s what I ended up doing today. I transferred important school e-mails to my Gmail account, I updated my Couch Surfing Profile, and I joined Meet Up. All of these were pretty menial tasks, but they needed to be done, and they got done.
So tomorrow is my first work week of being unemployed. I don’t know if I’ll go out and pound the pavement, fill out applications, etc. But I will be looking up ads on Monster and other job searching sites and whip out those cover letters and resumes.
In the meantime, I plan to stop procrastinating and finally get a haircut, organize events I want to go to in Lexington (including auditions), get together some kind of directing paper project to work on, and GET WRITING.
I have let myself get so far behind on writing projects, that I don’t know where to begin. But I made myself sit down and figure out just one play to just write, write, and write.
And just to make sure I actually do it, here’s a concept:
Two or three infiltrators or messengers or thieves come across a castle where the royal court is to be in a sort of lethargic suspended animation. For the start of the play, the protagonists enter into the royal chambers, which have been sealed shut for a great deal of time. All of the court is in this suspension, not unlike the apathetics of Zardoz. It deals with abandonment of responsibility.
So there. That’s what was written in my notes as an idea for a play. I’ll post my progress online to keep myself honest.
Until next time.