I wasn't entirely sure how I was going to get through this week at work. I've been involved with front of house for the school musical which has meant doing my usual teaching load and being at every performance. There have been ten performances all up (the last two are today and tonight). I also had to do exam marking (I did that while hanging around the Arts and Function Centre foyer). I've had a couple of hours break after school each day and made it home most nights just before 10pm. I'm not sure "busy" really covers all of that!
It has also been one of those weeks where any breaks during the day have been taken up with student issues - all of which for some reason have been very urgent and not able to wait for a less busy time. I think that's just the way the cookie crumbles. It has helped to be realistic (perhaps even a little bit pessimistic) going into the week, knowing that it's going to be crazy, knowing that *this* will be the time the kids go nuts - just because! And it was, and they did (a bit) and we all got through it, myself included.
Last night though, I needed to be in two places at once. Luckily a very awesome former student and colleague stepped in for me at the musical. It meant I was able to pop in to the launch of The Runcible Ensemble out at Bruce's. Some of my photography was included in an installation, so I was really keen to get there. And I'm so glad I did. When I posted the last photo up there on Instagram, I said that I felt like I had found my wolf pack. It was incredibly inspiring and it's a wonderful thing to see such brilliant creativity in our small part of the world. It was re-energising and just the ticket to get me through this last busy day of this very busy week.
If you are a local and you are into theatre and performance (not just your run-of-the-mill musicals), please check out the Facebook page (link above) and keep an eye out for the next one.
Hope your week has been a good one,
PHOTOGRAPHER . TASMANIA . AUSTRALIA