Okay, it’s not THAT bad. Not nearly as busy as things were when I was running DelectablyChic!, but still, I like to have some evenings at home where all I do is dinner, clean up and write. I mean, I love the opera my first show of the season (The Elixir of Love) in a couple of weeks. That is preceded by another music event – the Royal Conservatory of Music gala featuring Bill Murray (yes, THAT Bill Murray!), which should also be fun. I’m really looking forward to both events, of course, and am glad that they’re not both during the same week.
Okay, I DON’T dislike having two events on the same week, but definitely not on back-to-back days. In fact, I am looking forward to mid-November, when I will be attending a dinner on a Monday and then another event that Thursday. Two years ago, however, I’d likely be going to at least two events a week between mid-October and the end of November (including daytime events) as I was covering them for DelectablyChic!. Shutting down was a very good thing. And has been for me, stress-wise. I’m still posting regularly, of course, but it’s more of what I want, rather than what I think people want to read about (and it wasn’t like people really cared as several other Toronto-based sites, ones which have much higher traffic, write about the same topics). At least I get to write about personal views on ethno-cultural diversity and being a child of immigrants. Even when certain people (yes, some are Facebook friends) think I’m a little bit too “sensitive” when it comes to how people treat me (especially those from my own ethnic community). I mean, I’m getting my views out there, even if mainstream media won’t acknowledge that they exist – or diversity “experts.” But this post isn’t about ethnicity, but the craziness that is fall.
So what else do I have in the books for the next couple of months? There’s a trip out of town in late October. Then another opera-related event in early November, a mental health-related fundraiser, and of course, the Gourmet Food and Wine Expo and the One of a Kind Show. I also plan to attend a ROM lecture next month, but that’s during the day.
I guess I shouldn’t call it “craziness” or being really busy, since these are all things I enjoy. But sometimes, you just want to be at home. Writing.
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