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05/25/2005: "Taking Balance to the Extreme"
So, my quest for balance continues, the problem is that I suck at it. I interpret "balance" as doing a little bit o this and a little bit o that...I thought for awhile that I was isolating myself too much with my die hard work ethic in the studio and decided to scale back a little so I could do other fun summer stuff, like sailing. Now I find myself slowly becoming obsessed with sailing! When I get home at night rather than painting I go sailing, or research gear I can't afford, or read about making my own sails.
I promised myself to get some painting done, go see a movie, work in the yard and (finally) finish my damn taxes over the long weekend. Then I remembered this weekend is the start of the Juneau Cup:
from Mayflower Island to Taku Harbor, "where we will spend the night barbecueing, telling lies, and having fun". 2nd race starts at Taku Harbor to Twin Points and back, "where we barbecue, lie, and have fun again". The last race is back to town from Taku Harbor.
These overnight races are a ton of fun but it's a three day committment which means nothing else will get done. Anyway, all I think about these days is sailing, sailing, sailing...it's like my mind only has room for one desire at a time. Is there a prescription for that?