I pulled out of volunteering in the Community Arts team for The National Folk Festival today.
It's a long story and this is a small town so I won't go into detail here but suffice to say the lack of communication has been driving this little Gemini insane.
It all came to a head this morning when I received an offer of work this Sunday (supposedly the National Folk Festival Volunteer Orientation Day, although I hadn't heard anything further at that stage).
An offer which would:
* Mean the cost of a season pass to the Folk Festival would pretty much be covered.
* Leave me time to visit the ACTME Miniature Show on Sunday morning.
* Suddenly clear out a four day stretch of work from my life next week. Which is rather a relief as I was looking at heading into 16 days straight (whether paid or unpaid)
I'm sad that I'm not getting the chance to gain experience in community arts, something I've been looking forward to for almost a year, but the general feeling is a relief. I hadn't realised how stressing three months of not knowing and not hearing was.
And besides, I can now attend the workshops and hopefully learn some new creative skills, plus go to every performance I want to without worrying about my roster...