What’s up for the Audacious Ones in 2016? So far, Wendy has a new Fender knock-off guitar, a music room-in-progress, and is creating an adult coloring book, Mary’s been studying experimental theater and has lots of ideas for her musical, Donna is all about health & fitness (and a secret project), and Robin is giving herself a break about last year and starting anew. She’s definitely up for Destination Workouts.
Audacious Wendy would like to give a shout out to the Silver Lining Action Plan that’s been helping her grow her graphic design business.
Since we’re all off feeling the Yuletide love, we decided to repost this show for your enjoyment: What We Hate About the Holidays. Check back for new Audacious Eleven next week… in 2016!
“In this show, we talk about what drives us crazy during the holiday season, and how to handle “those questions” (you know the ones – “When are you having a baby?” “When are you getting married?” “When are you getting a real job?”) from relatives or others that you only see maybe once a year.
Our advice is to be prepared: have your “elevator speech” ready. Donna has an example of how to graciously change the subject. Wendy has a rant about how many “real jobs” someone in the arts actually has. Mary has a rant about how people in the performing arts are perceived by people outside the field.
Happiness can be elusive and hard to define. This time though, the Audacious Ones discuss what’s making them happy right now, and it’s mostly the simple stuff – good food, good sex, good health, and getting things done. Those of us who feel like we’ve been cocooning are just about ready to fly, and there’s a cosmic mural project in the works.
The days will start getting longer at Yule/Winter Solstice, but some of us won’t really perceive the growing light until around Imbolc. We talk about how we experience these short days and dark nights between Halloween and Groundhog Day – a time for winter projects, spiritual work, personal introspection, and Christmas holiday celebrations morphed for nearly every tradition. And while people concern themselves with time according to the clock, alas, cats do not.