One week post-NAC and I am finally returning to regular life.
It's been hard to explain to people who have never worked in the performing arts what the NAC is like - it's like no job I ever had before it, and probably like no job I will ever do again now that it's over. It is a special, magical place that if you let it, will consume EVERY. WAKING. MOMENT. of your life.
Which I let it do, a little bit. And it was great and fantastic and I don't regret it for a second. But now that it's over....well....let's just say that I haven't quite figured out what to do with my newfound free time, but I've managed to read a book, or ten (actually seven, if we're counting. One a day!), finish half of a quilt, spring clean about a year's worth of the accumulated "I don't know what to do with this thing" pile that's been hiding in my studio closet, go to three concerts, a handful of networking events, and catch up on my embarrassingly full RSS reader (yes....google reader *will* tell you that you have 11,000+ unread posts).
And don't even get me started on how much of the Olympics I watched. Of course, there's working, too, but I feel as if on top of working on some new and fun projects, that I have gotten back to the life portion of the work-life balance being more weighted in my favour. Hooray!