McBrain-Dead/Lost in a Time Warp!!!Fri, November 7, 2008 - 11:08 AM
My brain is starting to fry!!!
I have been an active, physical person. As I have progressed in my dancing, & have become a free-lancing professional, I have found out much work has to go into Public Relations.
As much as I love having relations with the public, I can't believe how much time I have to spend on the computer. I search for upcomming workshops & training opportunities, search for/book potential gigs teaching & performing, networking with people, researching what's new in dance, acting as Elijah's e-secretary, mentoring other male bellydancers, etc.
It is so draining, but there is nothing physical about it!!! I come off of the desk after a few hours of e-mailing, Youtubing, Myspacing, Tribing & Googling, feeling like I have just gotten off a trans-Atlantic flight!!! It is so tedious, but it feels like such an undeserved exhaustion! Other than the typing & mouse scrolling, there is no physicality. It's all mental work which I'm finding to be just as arduous.
I think it is because I'm also having to communicate in different time zones. I live in the Mountain Time Zone, Elijah lives in the Pacific Time Zone (1 hour behind), my very first dance teacher & mentor, Donna Mejia, who I talk to weekly, lives in the Eastern Time Zone (2 hours ahead), I'm mentoring male bellydancers in the United States, France, Israel, & Australia, & I'm keeping in touch with my BDSS gal-pals. All while working, teaching, performing, & trying to find another job.
Another bick kick in the noggin is the fact that I have not eaten fried or fast food in over 2 months, but in the past 48 hours I have had 2 meals from McDonald's & my brain function has severely lessened!!! Sentence formulation, depth perception, & hand-eye coordination has been difficult lately. ACK!!!
Either way, I am glad to have these opportunities to get to meet & talk to all of these people. I am so proud to be abe to help all of these up & coming male bellydancers. I think I just need to cut back on the grease again & the increased brain function will make the stress subside.
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