I’m sitting in Balzac’s Coffee Shop in the Distillery District of Toronto. It’s a hot sunny Wednesday and the city I left three weeks ago, feels much different now. Leaves are on the trees. Summer is afoot. Womenfolk are showing off some skin. It’s perfectly awesome to be ‘home’.
I had a slow day, unpacking and stowing my stuff from Regina. All but my art now has a home. Did a bit of banking, took care of some business emails, and even had time for a good long coffee on the deck with Bacia. In 20 minutes or so, I’ll be meeting with Alexis, an executive assistant with a production company I pitched to.
I’m adding a new strategy to my networking repertoire. It’s called ‘Schmoozing the Executive Assistant’. I picked it up reading a Broadway Producer’s blog called, ‘The Producer’s Perspective’. He said he’s got a pile of scripts on his desk. Too many to read in a short period of time, but you know who DOES have time to read scripts? His assistant.
Not only would she take the time to read a script, but she has HIS ear. If she tells him to read something, he’ll read it – and he’ll give it a top priority. His advice to those who want to have their stuff read, is to work that angle.
In other news, the drive home was long, uneventful, but certainly delightful. I don’t need to say how much I like long drives for my headspace. Didn’t even mind showing up in Milwaukee to catch a ferry – that turned out to NOT be leaving for a whole day yet. A shrug of the shoulder and two hours later I was through Chicago’s rush hour traffic and bound for Detroit. Pulled into Toronto at 1am.
I feel great! I have everything with me that I need to be me. I have meetings lined up. I have a paid photo shoot booked for tomorrow. I have writing to finish up in all my favourite TO coffee shops. I have my TO faces, places and things to do, all waiting for me, ready to do.
Being away is good. Coming back from a long trip is even better. This summer hath much promise!