Next Time More Gracefully

Taking a break, sitting in a sunbeam for a few minutes while my Mac Pro mulls over some calculations. All the individual elements of the Glitchscape show are just about done, after a quick pickup shoot on our greenscreen stage yesterday evening

Once the After Effects render chime rings, I'm going to shut down all the animation programs, fire up VDMX, and switch to 100% performance mode, only jumping back to AE and Cinema 4D for adjustments.

Next venture, I hope to make a few tweaks. I've let my swimming regimen drop, and I've fallen into my stress eating habits, so I'm feeling a bit like Jabba the Hutt (carbohydrates being the big problem, though I haven't made any gluten errors) . I haven't meditated. As the big rehearsal approaches, I've let everything fall to secondary status except personal hygiene.

I'm not sure how I could have done it differently. I couldn't have started much earlier, I couldn't devote full time to it this semester given aspects of my job that can't budge. It might be that I just have to refuse to sacrifice. I'd never, say, not brush my teeth because of a project overwhelming me. So why is it so easy to skip exercise or meditation? Ok, I don't have to go anywhere to brush my teeth, and it only takes a few minutes, but you know what I mean. 

 

OK, the "doodly-dee" sound just came out of the machine upstairs, so I'm back to it. More soon, I hope.