About a million years ago I lived in Winchester VA and worked for a small theatre company that I loved. I was surrounded by things that were familiar and comfortable. But life has a way (or at least my life has a way) of thinking it's funny to throw all that up in the air just to see where everything lands. And I have landed. I have landed in Columbus, OH.
Now no worries. My split with Wayside was amiable but sad. No hard feelings had by anyone. In the world of the arts things are unpredictable (and anyone in the arts knows that is a VAST understatement). Just to give you an idea of how quickly things move here's how it played out.
I took a 2 weeks of vacation to save the theatre some money. I came back on a Tuesday and found out that in order to stay open they would have to go non-union. On Wednesday I made plans with my family to move to California and live with my sister. On Thursday I saw an ad online for a company where a friend of mine from college worked. On Friday I had an interview and that evening I was hired. 1 week and 2 days later my parents flew in from California and we drove me (and a lot of my stuff) to Columbus. And 2 days later I started my new job.
So needless to say things have been a bit of a whirlwind.
So now I work for a Ballet Company. "Wow, Malia, have you ever worked in dance before?" Well...nope. Honestly, it took about 3 months before I felt like my legs were back under me, but now after 7 months of being here I can honestly say that I love it here. It feels wonderful to be back in a city. So many things to inspire me on a daily basis. And right on top of that list are the insanely talented dancers with whom I now work.
I'll admit that I've heard the rumors. Let's just say that people in theatre are not always kind about dancers. But if their sterotypes are true then I am very very lucky. My dancers and kind, fun and have a work ethic that just blows me away on a daily basis.
So after all this change some things were neglected. (This blog of course being one of those things) Also, you can imagine that with a week and 2 days to pack my yarn organization pretty much went out the window. I was lucky enough to find a one bedroom in Columbus (and by me I mean my amazing parents!) with a ton of storage. So when I moved in it all just got thrown in a closet and whenever I wanted something I would wade in and try to find it. Not the best system in the world, but it worked for a few months.
But I have 3 glorious days off this week and I decided to go in and toss the stash as well as get myself organized again. And silly me, I thought that while there might be one or two things missing from my stash page on Ravelry for the most part I was up to date. Hah! After going through this is the pile I was left with to photograph and get up.
So, um, yeah. What I thought would be a one day process is now easily going to take the weekend. But I always feel so much better when it's done. Well, that and it keeps me from going to the yarn shop and buying more. Nothing like pulling all your yarn out to remind yourself that you have more than enough.