Me? I’m meant to be writing right now but I’m distracted. Yes, I have several voices that are wanting attention and even a new idea that wants to take hold but they’re all being drowned out by another voice.
That’s right, I’m sitting here singing. Well, a moment ago I was dancing.
Did you know, that ‘The Other Side’ is actually a fantastic song for doing a little Burlesquercise practice to? It really is. I have plans once I’m more skilled to choreograph my own dance to it. It’s been a long time since I created a whole dance like that.
As you might have guessed, I’m listening to ‘The Greatest Showman’ soundtrack, after listening to some Home Free.
I should be writing but I’m singing instead, and I make no apologies. This is me!
And I’m feeling better.
I’m finally feeling closer to human a week after my throat started to hurt and my body betrayed me. I don’t know if it’s just that I’m mostly better or if the Kombucha drink I had with lunch has helped? But I feel good and while work is super important, it’s also important to take a moment here and there to do something that makes our soul fly. For me, that’s usually singing and dancing around the living room as if I’m putting on a royal variety performance. For others it’s playing a computer game, reading a book, watching a favourite movie, painting a picture, playing with a pet and a million other possibilities.
For me, I love this, I love giving the performance of my life to an empty room (assuming the neighbours aren’t watching through the blinds and if so, I accept roses and donations at the end of each show).
I haven’t done this much lately. That’s the fun part of being down or sick, you just don’t always feel like doing the things that are great for you. But we need to do things for ourselves.
We need Me Dates.
I’ve been thinking about the concept of Me Dates a lot this week, and the concept of Self Care and how it means something different for so many, and how Self Care seems so unattainable for many given the way social media promotes aspects of it.
I am thinking that might become something I talk about and revisit. Not Self Care exactly, but the Me-Date. I think I’m having one this afternoon. Me, myself, and I are part of an epic theatre production with much serenading. I feel thoroughly romanced and giddy.
I’ll return soon with more on the concept of the Me-Date and what it’s going to mean for this little Bard moving forward.
Until then, if you can, find ten minutes and go do something that makes you happy. Ignore the world and everything else for those few minutes and just make yourself happy. I think you deserve it.
(And if you’re looking for something to read during your you time, you could always check out my books)