"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all." -Oscar Wilde
This quote resonated with me far, far more than I care to admit. Lately life has consisted of routine, work, responsibilities, the sort of tasks that you'd categorize under "adulting." With having moved and auditions slowing down, it's been easier than ever to get caught up with sorting out things that don't need sorting. In short I'm the queen of distractions, but it's gotten to the point where I need to do something about it, which is exactly what I'm doing.
I've decided to make it a point to go out to visit and see the things that I always say I want to do but never do--like this weekend I went bowling for the first time in over a year and I went to check out a new spot that opened up on the east side. I'm getting back to writing, I'm re-writing a scene that we're re-shooting for Elusive in June, and I'm turning the horror feature that I've been wanting to write into a short with help from a friend. I'm seeking out artistic projects to collaborate on and I'm going to be co-producing a webseries. Sometimes when I look at all the things that I want to do, it becomes daunting, but in the end I'd rather deal with everything head on. No more waiting for things to happen, I'm far too impatient for that, and truthfully life is far too short for that.
What do you do to overcome the banality of routine? How do you challenge yourself to be a little happier?