One of my biggest weaknesses that I’m trying to work on is losing my cool when things don’t go as planned. I’m always professional, I always get the job done, and I’m great at creative on-the-fly problem solving, but I’m not so great at having a good attitude during the process. Case in point, this week was the closest I’ve come to a normal schedule in a really long time. I have really been looking forward to this Friday for catching up on personal stuff and getting back to the creative side of Betsylife that has been neglected recently. That is, until the shit hit the fan at work yesterday, and now it looks like I’m going to be chained to my desk all day. If there’s anything I’ve learned this year it’s that there is time for everything, but everything cannot happen all at once. It takes a while. I’m proud of myself for shrugging off the shit, immediately changing gears to bring a little fun to a thankless task (coffee and snacks!), and moving on with a good attitude. After all, I already had a Great week. What’s one crummy day out of 7 right?
1. There is no doubt that I am a hyper sensitive person. Everything people say to me has some sort of meaning or impact on my psyche, even the smallest, most innocent comments. It has been a blessing and a curse my entire life. I find myself to be extremely empathetic, but also I get my feelings hurt very easily. This week, I had a conversation with a friend that was actually very serious, and important, and opened my heart so wide that I gained a new perspective on some of the small things that seemed so bothersome in the past. Life is short. Every day that passes that you spend scared, angry, annoyed or whatever, is one you cannot get back. Try to live happily each day, and bring joy to others because everything else is not worth the energy. I’m beyond grateful to have been a part of this conversation, and to have friends that are so inspiring. For me it was truly life changing.
2. A lot of my new job is boring paperwork stuff, but the reason I took the position in the first place was to be a part of a creative company. This week I got to sit in on my first creative meeting, and I was reminded what I’m doing there. The topics of the projects we work on aren’t always the most interesting, but sitting in a room with people who are throwing around really cool ideas that make a boring topic sound awesome was pretty Great. My favorite part of working in production is watching an idea be born, then come to life through film and video. I’m excited to see these particular ideas come to fruition as the project progresses.
3. Our house has been a disaster area since we brought Summer home. Toys everywhere. Sort of unrelated, all this rain we’ve been having has been messing with our pool, so it’s been kind of gross looking too, which is unfortunate because it’s still really muggy and hot, and I want to go swimming. This week our housekeepers came so our house is now spotless (until tomorrow I’m sure) and the pool guy did extra duty and got the pool back to it’s usual shiny, welcoming brilliance. I’m not the cleanest person on earth, but clutter does affect me mentally, so I am very Grateful for the calming effect this clean space is bringing to me.
Well, hell has frozen over and Val invited me AND Summer over to her house this weekend so that’s my plan for Saturday. I swore to myself I wouldn’t work this weekend, but deadlines are looming, so it looks like I’ll be spending some time in the studio after all. It’s all good! I hope you all have an enjoyable weekend as well.