So, here’s some #realtalk for you guys. I’m in NYC for work last week, having dinner with my dearest friend Lindsay when I start telling her a story. The weekend prior, I was at brunch with a handsome gent when he asked me, “So what else do you have going on?” Such a simple question, right? Totally normal, too. But lately, that simple question is causing me a lot of anxiety.
Most conversations, even with friends, go something like this: “How are you?” “Good!” “What’s been up?” “Oh man, I’ve been working a lot lately! You?” “I’m good too! What else do you have going on?” And then…nada. I scramble for the smallest nugget of a something I’ve done in the last week that didn’t involve email or social media jargon. I don’t have anything else I’ve been up to lately! I work! It’s not even that I’m pulling 16 hours days so much as I’m giving a lot of my mental and emotional energy to my work right now. I have a new role, new challenges, new opportunities, a million ideas, not much time – and all of that comes with some mental and emotional weight. By the time I get home I have enough energy to pour a glass of wine and watch a few episodes of Suits or Hart Of Dixie (don’t judge me, judgers!!!) and that’s it!
Except, that’s not it. After I practically burst into tears at Otto over a plate of asparagus I explained to Linds that I feel so boring right now! I felt bad for that poor gent who must (MUST!!! So dramatic.) think I am the least interesting person in the world! Because Linds is an awesome friend she assured me I am not boring and I am interesting and I do have other things going on, they’re just not as big as they were a couple months ago – and that rest/relaxation time is important.
I agree with her, but I also decided getting out and doing different things might help a bit. So two days ago I went to Awesome Con! If you’re not familiar with the world of cons, the trailer for the Comic Con documentary will give you an idea. It was exactly what I needed – a good mix of fun, new experiences and plenty of fodder for storytelling over future brunches and drinks. Now I just need someone to ask me “So, what else do you have going on?” (PS – Do you guys ever feel this way? I think I just got into a rut…now it’s time to pull myself out of it!)
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Hopefully you all have a great week ahead of you – I’m looking forward to trying a few new (and different) things this week to mix it up a bit. Wish me luck, lovahs! And…pardon the slightly gnarly concept of the music video for Greenback Boogie…it’s a great song (the theme for Suits!).