Ahhhhh … it feels SO good. A two-day break from movies. A two-day break from trying to fit client work, my blog and HotDocs into sixteen or so hours. It’s amazing how much time it all takes. How much time it takes up. How little time it leaves for ME.
I have to admit, I’ve been a bit stressed trying to get it all done. It’s not like I’m crazy busy. Writing a blog every day definitely does add pressure, but I love doing it. My client work load is certainly manageable. And I’ve only been seeing one, and occasionally two, docs a day. So what’s the big deal?
Well, by the time the cats are dealt with, my blog’s posted and I’m showered, fed and dressed it’s late morning. Until it’s time to leave for the theatre, I’m busy taking care of business. When the films are in the evening, even early evening, it’s not bad. But when they’re in the daytime, it really interrupts my day. And ends up putting pressure on me.
When you’re going to regular movies during the year, you just have to get there before they start. Even if you’ve got seconds to spare. But with festivals you want to get there at least a half hour prior; and, if you’re particular about where you sit (aisle seats, close or far away from the screen, etc.) you have to line up early. An hour or Continue reading