I just gave my roommate my 30 day notice. Hooooly this is happening!
There’s something about the end of a monster project. You may feel a profound sense of loss. You may wonder why you can’t relax and enjoy your free time the way you “should”, and you may find that free time quickly transforms into depression.
Multipotentialites don’t get off on “free time.” We get off on creating.
We’re lucky though. We have so many interests that the next project is usually right around the corner. You might not know what it is yet, but it’s coming. Or maybe you have a long list of new passions you’ve been wanting to explore but haven’t had time for until now. Pull out that back burner list. What makes your heart flutter?
Making the Shift from Mourning to Excitement
This is when the shift happens. Suddenly the free time is no longer depressing. It’s filled with promise– like falling in love or the change of seasons.
I have a long list of projects that I pushed aside in September to focus exclusively on the release of Renaissance Business. I literally shifted from plate-spinner mode to a sequential scanner (pursuing interests in sequence, as opposed to simultaneously). It was what I needed.
But I’m ready to move on to the next project(s). I’m so ready.
Back to Portland
I spent most of September living at home in Montreal. But now it’s back to real life, where things aren’t so comfortable, where cute strangers bike over to chat, where I’m pushed to grow and be independent and get out of my shell. Back to Bollywood dance classes, community orchestra and Clue tournaments at Three Friends.
On the work front, I’m gearing up for a month of amazing projects– booked solid with new coaching students I can’t wait to meet, getting back to the television pilot, some new design work, and yes– preparing for a road trip down the coast to Southern California in November!
And so I gave my roommate my 30 day notice today.
When I return to Portland after Christmas, I will be upgrading to a home where I can get a schnauzer puppy, something I’ve been dreaming of for years but haven’t had the right “life situation” to accommodate til now.
Real life is happening.
What are you stoked about? Any new projects in the works?
Oh and any Puttypeep who live in the Oregon/Cali region, hit me up on Twitter!