End of Week 1—Discovering a Sense of Origin
The looming deadline for my play resulted in me locking myself up for the weekend; I've done my best to avoid emails, tweets, messages and so on and buried myself under a mountain of printouts, notes and references. Progress has been slower than I hoped, but I feel like today in particular has been worth it. There's a structure there now, and the first draft's nearly done. A few more tweaks then it should be ready to face the scrutiny of my mentor.
I took a coffee break in the afternoon and sat with the sunlight streaming in through the window behind my wee Buddha statuette. I set the alarm on my Pomodoro to 15 minutes, closed my eyes and let warm sunlight wash over me as I cleared my head and did nothing. When the bell rang I felt fully refreshed, ready to start over again.
Reflecting on Week 1, it's worth reminding myself that the objective was quick simply to set out on this new journey from where you are, with who you are, at this time and this place—in other words, be yourself, and be happy with who you are. I've had a week of theatre, writing, arts campaigning, a radio interview and good friends, food and company when I could fit in some social time.
I'm more than happy to sign off with this week's mantra: ‘I am enough’.