Deadlines are a girl’s best friend.
I find that without them, there isn’t really much sense of urgency to my work. Luckily my actual work provides plenty of a sense of urgency. The work I do for fun, which is the writing and the singing and the blogging, and also sewing, and quilting, and, you know, creative Jello-making….often find themselves in the back seat with accounting–or some other task–at the wheel.
Well, accounting remains at the wheel, (and it gets to because it pays the highest ticket price), but sitting on its lap blocking its view is a little thing known as a wedding. Coming up, we think, in October.
I realize that I have failed to announce this on my blog. On September 29, Jordan proposed, gave me a HUGE beautiful ring, and it’s been wedding planning nirvana ever since. I’m happy to say I’ve found my gown–but the date isn’t official, the venue and Church aren’t booked, and there is plenty to do between now and then. Like the new-job-finding and the all-worldly-goods-relocating.
In the meantime, between scouring the internet for the perfect photographer and the most economical cake bakery, I’m working on some crazy fun material that I know you’re going to love. But without a deadline, like next Wednesday’s open mic (which used to work when I was hosting), or a recording start date for the next album, I am taking my sweet time. I’m psyched to see all the great things going on right now in the Great Falls art community, and I wish I had more time to participate. Right now, my creative energy is going into translating color samples from one bridesmaid gown designer to another. And honestly, I don’t mind. I am always writing, somewhere in the back of my mind. I’m not always trying to distinguish “raspberry” from “merlot.” (Or wondering why so many reds are named after delicious consumables.)
Deadlines are merciful. With them ends a period of time, often a stressful one, where much effort is made and focus is given to meeting them. The deadline passes, ending one project and perhaps beginning another, thrusting you forward into something new. I am looking forward to being married again.
AND, it’s my birthday! So I’m also looking forward to the second half of my twenties!
😉 Happy Wednesday, everybody.
Love you all!
P.S. If you missed it, I put up a YouTube video of a song I wrote last summer. It’s called “That’s My Montana.” Just a little something that came from a very nostalgic place as I was first making my peace with leaving. I hope you all like it!