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Leaving town from your job for a vacation does your ‘body good’ they say. Or does it bad? In my opinion, if you are passionate about your business, it could possibly do a body bad.

I am co-founder of a new theater company. Lots of my resources were used to make it happen with a large portion of my soul. Last year a great joy when my efforts were rewarded. First, funds loaned to the company were paid back. Second, Hanford Multicultural Theater Company getting recognition from a senator for work in the community. Most recently, moving to a new home in the downtown area.

I sure like our new home. It looks like it was transplanted from New York City, Chicago, or Los Angeles. Others like it too. We’ve had bookings of comedian groups, and a band.

So, I am in the Alaska tundra, taking in scenery along with fishing. Yet I keep thinking about the things that I want to do at the theater. I remember that I need to find someone to clean a 1939 skylight window with years of grime. It still looks cool with the industrial look. What would it look like completely clean?

Vacation is supposed to be a time to refresh the mind and spirit. Yet my mind is filled with details of grant applications, programming, and tidying up the place even more.

Perhaps I am one of those that cannot relax. At least, not yet. Maybe in a year’s time when I will feel I have everything in place for the organization I can think about the fishing 100 percent.

Silvia Gonzalez Scherer, Executive Artistic Director of HMTC

July 18, 2023

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