It's been a different kind of year so far. While my blog posts have been fewer, my focus on technical skill development has been greater. I've invested both time and money to improve my tools to record, edit and deliver the best quality audio for my clients. Also en route is an awesome new Studiobricks recording booth, coming from Spain, which will be delivered to my home in the Berkshires, where I spend a lot of time when I'm not in NYC.
It's there that I get to hang with my 3 year old grandson, tend to my garden, entertain family and friends and be in nature with the sights and sounds of streams, coyotes, hummingbirds, possums, whistle pigs— aka woodchucks and groundhogs— and the occasional bear.
Also, I've found inspiration in other people's writings:
Organized Enough, by Amanda Sullivan
Outer Order, Inner Calm, by Gretchen Rubin
These books really resonated with me as did their fundamental message: don't let perfection get in the way of good enough.
Now that's a hard concept for a gal like me, who was taught from a young age to always excel. Along with that comes a critical voice when perfection isn't reached. But is it ever, really? So while I continue to challenge myself to grow, to learn new things, and to be a better voice over talent, wife, mom, sister, friend and MomMom (grandma), I am also trying to be more accepting of who I am, where I am and what I can do for myself and others.
Still, I've taken some of the ideas in these books to heart and have begun to Kondo my life, by streamlining both my personal and professional spheres--files, clothes, emails, shoes, knickknacks-- you name it!
How is that going? I'll let you know in a blog post that's coming soon: Kondofied!