Vicky Lee

The Day Job   October 15th 2011

Posted by Vicky Lee on 17 December 2011

This weeks email round for the Hotpots is making a date for us to meet up for a coffee and see our fellow Sparetyre performers at the Roundhouse in Camden. I'm an artist , let me in is touring. Hot pots are looking forward to see Inc members perform. We are all excited to see each other again and our last production Safe seems years ago. But... Can I go... No... It's the day job, it gets in the way. everyone else has retired and here I am still working away. Dont get me wrong, I love the work, but I also long to be a free spirit. Sometimes we are busy running in two directions. We are our creative side longing to express ourselves to be free and be an artist, and then there is the practical everyday person with duties and obligations. Oh these two bits can fight, so the answer seems to be a bit of a compromise and yes I can see the performance but not at the matinee. Maybe I can leave work early and manage a coffee after the matinee and talk about Safe and Still life dreaming. In a way I am not ready to rush into retirement, but maybe need to ease off on responsibilities a bit.

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