Tuesday, February 3, 2009

I feel guilty.

Is it normal for bloggers to feel guilty for not posting as often as they were in the past? It certainly isn't by choice on my part. I just have been so busy over the past two weeks, that every time I sit down to write something, my brain freezes, and I am not really sure what I want to write about. One thing is for sure; I must be hallucinating. I could swear when I sat down in front of the computer the other day, I heard it say to me (in a Jewish mother kind of way), "Nu? You couldn't pick up the keyboard and blog a little? What am I, chopped liver?"

Either I was dreaming when I thought I heard this, or I need to up the meds.

Well, let's see; on the good news front, that friend of mine, the actor who was let go from the improv troop, has just about secured an interview for a professor position at the local community college for early childhood development. I helped edit her teaching philosophy statement, and I'm crossing my fingers for her. Everyone who knows what happened to her was shocked, and I think it is going to hit the fan at that improv team. They need more oversight from the theatre they work out of, and this might be the straw that has broken the camel's back.

However, she has also invited me to help her teach an acting class for adults and another for high school kids. The one for high school kids came out of a discussion we had one day where we both agreed that doing the school play isn't really learning how to act. Most high school kids aren't taught the tools of acting; how to break down a scene, what is an action, what is an objective, how to stay "in the moment." This will be a first for me, but she feels I am ready to go for it.

It is 3:16 in the very early morning here, so I am off to bed.


Peter said...

Yes, it is normal for (some) bloggers to feel guilty for not posting as often as they were in the past :-)

I guess it mainly depends on what you are trying to achieve with your posts, although I've seen it mentioned by the proverbial hausfrau up to the distinguished CEO blogger.

I'm pleasantly surprised reading you're contemplating teaching an acting class for high school kids,
but then again, with acting being your passion, passing it on must be a pleasure.

Jay said...

I have a friend who teaches drama and writes, directs and performs in plays at a provincial theatre. She is a great believer in drama therapy.

If her experiences are anything to go by, you'll love teaching acting classes for high school kids!

I'm glad your friend found a place. It must be one heck of a knock to your confidence to have something like that happen to you.

VioletSky said...

Well, at least when you came back, it was with good news.

Guyana-Gyal said...

I don't think it's guilt about blogging itself, I just think it's guilt, we're taught to feel guilty about everything. Oh man, I feel guilty about everything sometimes, sheeeeesh.