Starting the morning off with a coffee in my hand and a view out my window (too cold to sit outside before 11am now) is like some kind of magic elixir for the mind. Resetting the to-do list has also helped. It’s been a good month so far. I’ve let go of too many worries and I’m back to flowing again.
I didn’t even mind so much that I lost my keys on Sunday. Couldn’t get into my apartment, so I hung out at Tino’s for a few hours until Frank got home. I’ve since tracked them down. Fell out of my pocket in my buddy’s car on our way back from the Argo game.
Like my keys, the Argos also lost. In a battle for first place in the East, they came out completely passionless and wound up being treated like that tall skinny kid in high school with low self esteem. The wolves got ’em.
I watched the end of the Rider game at Tino’s. They won, so that also helped my mood. Saskatchewan takes on the Argonauts in Toronto in a couple weeks’ time. It’s gonna be a strange feeling watching my home team, and my adopted team go at it. I’ll be wearing Green for that game inside Rogers Centre. I won’t be the only one.
I picked up a bit of editing work with a production company in town. Everything’s contract and they have a backlog of projects that need attention. I’m hoping this means I can keep myself as busy (or not busy) as I choose, leaving me time to develop my projects, while keeping month-end bill collectors at bay.
I’ve also gotten myself involved in a shoot for TedEX, a youth summit taking place in TO in November. I’m working with four other filmmakers whom I didn’t even know until a few days ago. That perhaps, is the best part of this gig. It’s a good team with a diverse mix of skills and experience. We’ve sat around the table twice now, and the vibe is respectful, relaxed, honest, and fun. We can critique each others’ ideas without feeling like we’re stepping on each others’ toes. No sign of big egos thus far. I’m certainly doing my best to keep mine in check.
So that’s where I’m at these days. After a long turbulent summer of worry and uncertainty, I’m starting to find myself living inside a warm comfortable pocket between the destructive swirls I can’t control, and the calmish headspaces I can.