Block 369: March 11, 2014



There are days I believe I have no skill-set or direction or idea what’s going on in my life…

And then there are days when I realize I’m being way too hard on myself.

Happy Tuesday.

Date: March 11, 2014

Crane: 369

Days Spent on Project: 387

Location: Apartment, Washington Heights, NYC

Person I would have sent it to: Lily T.

Lily was in my year at the Yale School of Drama; she was one of the TD & P’s (Technical Design and Production Students). Those guys (and gals) were there to learn how to get stuff done, how to make things happen safely, efficiently, on time, and on budget. I think they had to learn a little about each different “technical” area of theater… set construction, lighting, sound, etc… with maybe the exception of costumes. We people in the Costume Shop were in our own world.

Lily has been fairly vocally supportive of this project on Facebook; the last time I ran into her, last December at the annual YSD Holiday Party, she made a point to ask about the Cranes and my plans for it.

Lily started her own production company in New York, last year, if I remember correctly. She’s doing really well for herself; she managed to get in on the new Rocky musical that’s soon to open.

I’m still amazed that some of the people I went to grad school with are already stepping into valuable roles in high profile projects and production levels. I mean, as challenging as the Yale School of Drama was, it really did shoot you into a new playing field…

Music I listened to while sewing: I’ve got a group called Blue Foundation on this morning, as Spotify was kind enough to suggest.

Thoughts/Feelings behind the block: Tuesday, today.

I was convinced it was Saturday this morning when I woke up, so I’m obviously really on top of it.

Today, I’m choosing to believe there are many possibilities left to explore. There are opportunities to be had. There are avenues to run down. Things aren’t over yet.

I’m reminding myself that everything I do now can lead to something. I’ve been trying to open as many doors as possible, and I’m hoping to walk through a few soon.

I’ve got to stay focused and take care of myself and keep trying.

I want to keep on this marathon.

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