OD-ing on Positive Changes

Sammul’s Log: October 27th, 2018

Have you ever had a dry spell?
A time in your life where you are just sapped out of energy, or inspiration, or something you learn to count on.

It’s like no matter how you organize life, or how you manage your time, you never find the ability to actually bring a result and be happy about it.


I have a million and one things going on in life.
Good things.

I’m directing a play
I’m in a play
I just got a promotion at work (so more hours and responsibility)
I’m moving out
I’m working to start an improv group
I also want to keep up with writing and studying in downtime. Writing blogs, and screenplays.

And with all of this going on, It’s coming into November.
All of these things are going to be in effect or concluded by mid-December.
So I have a month and a half to see all of these things through.

All in all, I have a lot to do in a small about of time.

adult alone backlit black and white

Yet I find myself waking up in the morning, and barely finding a valid reason to get up and get work done on these projects. Being proactive so I don’t dig myself into a hole that falls in on itself.

My question to myself is what’s wrong?

I like the place I work, and I’m thankful for a promotion.
I love to direct, especially a classic play like It’s a Wonderful Life
I’ve wanted to start an improv group since this spring, so what is wrong?
I’ve wanted to get my own living space for a long time as well, and it’s just taken a long time to come to fruition.
Writing and studying is such a fulfilling pastime when I’m intentional about it.

Everything that I’m doing, is stuff that I want to be doing.

Is it possible that even if you love what you do, too much of it becomes toxic?
The very event of being 100% engaged in every project you make for yourself just burns you out before you even begin.

Maybe that’s a good takeaway. Even if you love something you need to restrain yourself from it sometimes. Learn to find a healthy appetite for it.

This applies to lots of things, now that I think about it.

All things in moderation, I suppose. Loving something doesn’t make it an unending pool of goodness.
Learn to take the good with the bad, and accept that some days just aren’t good ones.

Mourning is a very real thing, resting is important, taking time away from thing things you constantly surround yourself with keep you from self-destructing. Even if you think those things could never turn on you to become hazardous.

They can, and they will if you don’t keep them in moderation.
It is possible to OD on a good thing.

5 Comments

  1. Well if this isn’t a relatable post for the times, I don’t know what is! 🧐
    Thank you for sharing more of your thoughts Sam, and I hope good blessings to you and for all of your endeavors. Hopefully you can find ways to remember the root of why you enjoy them immensely continually throughout the process of undertaking each and every happening going on for you. 🙂
    Nonetheless, I as usual have a question, what show are you currently in and who are you playing? That’s neat for ya!

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    1. Im playing a very small role in a Christmas production with Bright Life Players. I’m not all together worried about the part, as the lines are easy enough to learn, but it’s the rehearsal and full runs that I will have to be there for 3-4 times a week.

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      1. Oh I see. That’s quite the commitment, several days a week ontop of all else you have got. I’m sure it’s worth it though. 🙂 What’s the Christmas show called?

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  2. Very true. It’s a good perspective to keep in mind. Rest…REST…just rest sometimes. Something else that a wise friend often says to me is, “just today”. We only have to deal with one day at a time, thankfully. One day’s work, one day’s stress, one day’s grief, one day’s news….just one at a time. Let all the rest go for now and focus on “just today”. Thanks for this post, Sam!!

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