The last two months have been a whirlwind of activity. Since before Thanksgiving and until yesterday I’ve been going nonstop. Now just a little over a week into 2012, I am standing still and wondering where I should be going. I’m usually prepared for the new year with a list of to dos and goals. New Year’s Eve and day are spent peacefully reflecting but not this year. New Year’s Eve and Day were spent with friends and doing the last and first shows of the year. Then a week inSeattlewhere I spend every minute absorbing my favorite city only to return to help pack Mr. No Game up and send him on the road for a month. Now here I am and what to do.
I have a basic list of things that need to get done. My house is still littered with remnants of Christmas, wrapping paper and ribbons still in a pile and a box of re-giftables even bigger than last year’s box. I have mail in a pile and a dozen magazines that need reading. I’ve got two half finished books and a list of to see movies that are still unseen. I have a dishwasher to unload, platters to return, grout to re-grout and a leaky faucet to fix. I have a basement in desperate need of organization and three pairs of pants to hem and a grossly underused gym membership. I’ve got lots of tasks to see to but what should I be doing?
Where should I be focusing for 2012? My day job is maddening and comedy calendar is sparse. I started a story collecting project that has been collecting dust and I am out of peanut butter. 2011 was so eventful. I bought a house and moved. I bought a lawn mower. I had some great comedy experiences including working with Elayne Boosler and Nick Griffin. I was the Comic in Residence for a month at The Comedy Studio, I did my first feature set at a club. I also added a new nephew to the collection. 2011 was reasonably eventful. I have a feeling that 2012 will be reasonably uneventful. I’m usually more optimistic at this time of the year. I look forward to new challenges and adventures, but this year I’m tired sleepy and lethargic. I hope it’s not a sign of the year to come. Maybe tomorrow I’ll start seeing the light.