Sunday, January 24, 2010

Lazy Sunday

This weekend has been kid-intense and kid-focused. But I did manage to send off my MCC Artist Fellowship Grant (due Monday). The thought of not having it completed was keeping me up at night—not to mention the anxiety that comes with sending out newer, unproven work. In the end, I was happy with what I sent. Now, the application is out in the world working for me.


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.


christine said...

I was just watching the CNN commentary about Conan O'Brien. He does sound like he took the high road, for sure.

Best wishes to you in this coming year, January.

Chef E said...

:) Found you on Twitter...

odessa said...

i love that quote! here's to us and to a great 2010!

Jessie Carty said...

i really want to do a workshop or conference this year but I can not decide which one. i know i need to apply for something either cheap or with a scholarship potential..hmmm

Catherine said...

So - who on earth is Conan O'Brien (don't worry answering that one, I can google!) , and what is in the video? All I get is a message to say it is only available in the US


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