February 15, 2018
On Tuesday I had got up for an early meeting with lots of energy. The meeting –for a non-industry job — was really interesting, and set my mind to spinning –thinking of some interesting things I could write about…
But as the day wore on, my energy dwindled.
I began to feel daunted by everyday practicalities.
And then I got a letter saying that I would not be receiving a publication award I’d been on the shortlist for …
And my short film would not be screened at a festival…
And by evening I was feeling pretty depleted and defeated.
But Paul had just begun a month of Capoeira classes at a studio close to us, and was going to a class that night. On a whim, I said, “Should I go, too?”
And an hour later I was in a brightly lit studio with new people learning new movements to the rhythm of instruments with unfamiliar names.
And I felt energized and happier again.