Today’s prompt asks: If you could quit your day job and your quality of life wouldn’t change, what would you do?
Well, here’s the thing. I wouldn’t quit working, that’s for sure. Even if I didn’t get a paycheck – I’d work. I think I’d epically suck at being a lady of leisure. A few days a year, sure, but not all of the time. One of my epiphanies this year is that I actually like to work – that I have to work. As much as I’ve complained (here, there, and everywhere else) about being busy busy busy BUUUSSSSYYYY – I thrive on it. So, given the opportunity to not work at all, well, I wouldn’t take it.
But one project I’d love to throw my energy into (and, I assume, money, because we live in a fantasy land here, right?) is creating a theater space for my theater group.
When you don’t have your own space, you are at the mercy of the venues in your area. We pay a LOT of money to run tech rehearsals and perform on the stages in the local schools, and, although we do pay less, it’s still expensive to produce a show at alternate venues like community centers and places like that. It would be so ideal to have our own space – so every time we want to stage something, we don’t have to ask ourselves if we can afford it – if it will be the production that will shut us down forever.
It would take a TON of fundraising and grant-writing and educating and energy, but it would be so worth it, I think. I mean, we are lucky to have a rehearsal hall and storage space - but I want more!
That’s what I would love to do. Theater is one of my passions, as you know, and to help create a home base like this would be phenomenal. And I really do hope it’s something that I can help make happen, day job or not!