I noticed last month I was trying to schedule ‘fun’ into my calendar. If that’s not pathetic enough, it would amuse you to know I was failing miserably. I’ve come to the realize that my serious side dominates me. I recall a psychic telling me, “Your angels are flashing. They don’t want the serious side of life anymore.” So I quit that fun killing job, got rid of my time & energy sucking house to have fun: travel, write and act on stage. Mmmm. Somewhere along the way I managed to turn those things into a job. Serving on theatre boards, volunteering, learning to write book proposals, workshops and networking the industry has become my new work. Obviously there is a business side to those things. Unlike most creative types, I don’t need to be reminded. What I need to be told is “Wake up, dumb ass and chillax. This is supposed to be fun!” How many of you find yourself biding time until you can ‘have fun’? Maybe we should write FUN on every day of our calendar so we can get a grip. Yes, I am the one who wrote the blog on Mindfulness, in case you’re wondering right now. And no, I’m not a sham. I’m just like you, trying to squeeze all the joy I can out of life. I’m doing it despite myself; my stern, serious, driven self. So take heed! My blogs are taking a turn as I endeavor to feed the fun loving part of me (yes, people that know me, it exists!) in hopes that it will grow bigger. While you can expect more sarcasm and humor, I promise not to go all negative on you (that’s not me). My goal is still to inspire and be inspired by the mighty power within us all. I’d love to hear from the rest of you on your struggles to have fun (please let me know I am not the only one). I will leave you with the words of a song. ‘Happy days are here again. The skies above are clear again. Let’s sing a song of cheer again. Happy days are here again.’ Maybe not, since that stupid song is now stuck in your head. Your welcome.