I’m sitting in my home in New Hampshire, it’s late October, and we are getting 6-10 inches of snow. The Floridian in me wants to weep. Actually the New Hampshire person in me wants to weep. I have my own personal rule — as long as it doesn’t snow before Thanksgiving, I can handle winter. Any sooner, and I’m not making any promises. Looks like I’m going to have to be a bit more flexible.
Another Call to Be Flexible
Last week, I was in New York City on business. After a successful September run of I Will Be Good at the FringeNYC Encore Series, I was planning to perform the show in November and December as well. But then, after consultations with my agent and Fringe producer, I realized it made more sense to wait and return to NYC in early 2012. This decision required me to change my plans and be…flexible. At first, I resisted and was totally panicked at the decision, even though I knew it was the right one. I’d been driving hard for months and taking a breather to regroup, even for good reasons, seemed frightening. What was I going to do in November and December if I wasn’t going to perform? I can either be a force for good or a force for evil, and if I’m not creatively occupied, there can be trouble.
But soon after returning from NYC, the panic subsided. I’m now taking these few months to refuel and work on new creative projects that are very exciting and it’s clear this change of plans will have huge benefits. I Will Be Good will return better than ever. And as the October snow plows drive by, I will continue to work on being flexible.
Update: Total snow accumulation was 22 inches. But we never lost power and for that, I am eternally grateful!