Yesterday I spent the afternoon setting up for the Mayor's Night of the Arts evening at Bert Church Theatre and it brought back so many wonderful memories of last year. The evening really went by in a blur for me, and because I'm usually assisting behind the scenes it was quite a departure being an award nominee and then even more so after receiving the Fortis Alberta Professional Artist Award. The whole evening felt so surreal, I didn't sleep much that night, and then on Sunday when I thought I deserved a Venti green tea latte, I ended up breaking my new cell phone. It may sound strange, but sometimes I wonder if those things happen to balance everything out or if they happen because my mind is elsewhere and I am not focused and present. At the library on Monday as I was doing washroom checks one of the ladies commented how different the two sides of my life are...I prefer to think that the daily stuff keeps me grounded.
Anyway, if you haven't purchased tickets yet there are still a few available here and it is going to be an incredible evening filled with live music, theater and dance. I'm looking forward to performances by Nose Creek Players, Storm and Christian Hudson, our young lad who was the Calgary Stampede Talent Search Winner and who then proceeded to donate his $10,000 award to the Calgary Drop-In Centre. I really do love my community and the wonderful people in it.