I feel very excited about my play LYCKOMANIFESTET having it’s premier next Thursday. I’m lucky to have the opportunity to fly to Finland again and see the opening show. I’ll be a bundle of nerves, for sure, but in the best possible way.
At the same time I’m moving forward with other, younger, projects in the UK. I’m looking to find suitable homes for my text babies and it’s a stark reminder of how difficult it can be to get your work seen and produced. Multiple rejections are a part of the “game”. It’s easy to credit previous “wins” to luck and feel like you lack the “right” connections. And suddenly you question the quality of your own work more than you ever questioned the quality of any of your ex boyfriends. (Jk!)
However this makes me appreciate next week’s experience even more. We need to allow ourselves the joys of present successes even when we’re already working towards the future. This is it. This is what I was working for a year ago. This is that future. It deserves its own moment.