Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Ennui... le sigh...


I had a dinner mystery show out in Killeen on Saturday night. Killeen is home to a nice, new civic center. The audience laughed in all the right places and participated when prompted. They clapped at the end. Our director said it was a particularly great show.


I was a featured extra in a music video shoot on Sunday for a local up and coming musician. The video was shot at the new, very nice Concordia University campus. The shoot was very well organized and efficient, even wrapping early for the day.

Despite these positive experiences, and a long to-do list, I am bored and feeling just kind of blah. I am questioning why I feel so lackluster of late. Maybe I need a vacation. Maybe I need to start a new sewing project or home improvement project. Meh... That stuff takes motivation and my needle is leaning towards empty just now.

Here's a list of ten activities I like. Maybe one of these will strike my fancy this week and snap me out of this funk.

1. Kayaking on Ladybird Lake, formerly known as Town Lake.
2. Seeing movies.
3. Having a leisurely meal at Austin Java Company which features lots of veg options in a super-laid-back atmosphere.
4. Planting flowers, herbs and/or veggies. Chad & I even tracked down some unconventional planters this weekend that are now sitting empty in the backyard.
5. Um... sewing. I have two patterns I've been meaning to try.
6. Reading. I'm in the middle of a book now that is supposed to be funny, but that is actually kind of stressful and hitting too close to home. Maybe I should stick that book in the freezer and start one that will be more fun, and less, you know, critically acclaimed.
7. Going out with friends. Anywhere.
8. Riding my bike.
9. Um...

Okay, a list of eight activities I like. Now I just need to get motivated. Woooohooo... Wait, no, sorry, that sounded really insincere. Let me try again. WOOOOhooo... Nope. Still not there. Whatever...

2 comments:

Jensational said...

It's hard to get motivated to do anything. Don't worry--it's just your body telling you that you need some downtime to relax and recharge.

Also, what is the title of the book?

Jenn C. said...

Yeah, relax and recharge! It's hard when the hubby works seven days a week (already worked the past 2 weekends for his new, 3-week-old business) to give myself permission to veg-out, and not feel totally slothful.

I'm reading a book you suggested, Then We Came to the End. It's very well-written, engaging and very real. The whole advertising, workaholic culture meets layoffs and the boss' breast cancer diagnosis is stressing me out a little. Chad read it already, and told me the next section has a different tone. He really liked the book. I want to finish it, but may take a break from it.