Budo is life and I’m fighting many opponents right now.
The battle for a routine is ongoing, but I feel like it’ll smooth out soon. I expect it will probably be after next weekend when our fund-raiser comedy show is done. The skit I wrote this time is about a master of orgasm-fu, which takes a funny jab at chi masters.
Several of us were talking about our plans for after school is done and it’s comforting to know that I’m not the only person in the class that would prefer not to move to the Toronto area right away, if possible. I think it’s important to be prepared for it though, so I’m going to push forward on sorting through the multitude of things I own and hopefully sell some things on the weekends. And it’s quite possible that in the distant future I’ll need to go elsewhere, but writing is a career I should be able to do from anywhere unless I’m on a really popular TV show’s team. I’m going to mainly focus on doing well in classes and see what happens. If I’m with the right people, it won’t matter so much where I’m living. The thing I like about the Toronto area is that I have a number of friends there and an awesome dojo in the Oshawa and Peterborough area, so there would be more there than the job. But I have a lot of friends in Ottawa too. I think Oshawa is an hour closer to my parents and they’re in their mid seventies, so that could be important in the future too. There are so many things to look at.
With the potential of work comes a need to dress better. I’m slowly refreshing my wardrobe with pieces I enjoy wearing more. I think looking and feeling my best will help me do my best work at school and elsewhere. I’m doing this as inexpensively as possible between thrift stores and sale items. I’ve also been getting back into bothering to wear makeup.
I met with my teacher today and she told me that they have no worries about my work or anything. I’m a little worried that part of my first semester success was having the extra five weeks of pure writing time that we won’t have this semester. We have so much due over the next couple of days.
I feel like I’m getting home so much later than I used to, so I have less time to do my homework. I think that will improve once our comedy show is done as I’ll have all of Wednesday morning to get some homework in before class.
My neck is sore for some reason, though it’s a little better than yesterday. Some days I feel like I’ll always be fighting with it just as I’ll always be trying to improve my sword grip or cuts in iaido. I have no clue what I did to upset it so much. Perhaps I just slept in a wonky position.
As I need to finish the first act of my feature film, a theatrical scene, a one-pager for my original TV show, plus do a few other things like readings all before Tuesday, I think I need to take a couple days off of blogging, so unless some topics hit me on the head, I might not post again until Monday.
And that’s how the river of life flows today.