I never stay up for late-night TV anymore, but I stayed awake for Conan O’Brien’s last show on Friday night. I'm touched by how classy he has been through this whole mess. He told his last NBC audience not to feel sorry for him, not to be cynical. It’s been an amazing ride for him. And I love this quote, “Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you're kind, amazing things will happen.”
There's truth in those words, how letting go of something you’ve been holding onto allows you to make room for something else, usually something better. That’s what 2009 was about for me, and, with any luck, 2010 is about all those new, amazing things waiting for me.
I am seriously considering taking a workshop at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. I’m a little nervous about being away from the kids for a week so I’m still on the fence about it, but it may be just what I need to nurture my soul. If I go away for a bit, I always seem to come back stronger.
What workshops look interesting to you?
Oh, what the heck.