Summer is flying. We are practically at the end of August, meaning summer is over and #backtoschool is in season. This entire time, I am thinking what have I been doing all summer? I don’t know!
When Monday rolls around, you get the repetitive question: how was your weekend? Every weekend is the almost the same response: it was good! Nothing too exciting.
Gosh, can I sound more enthusiastic about life?
As the leaves are slowly changing here – I said “slowly,” I think it is time to focus and fill my life with excitement, again. It is time to break out of my monotonous-ish cycle of work, yoga/gym, girlfriends, and drinking routines.
I started my current position three months ago, and it a strange feeling where now, I finally feel settled into work (and New York). Of course, I am still learning as I go and taking on new responsibilities such as overseeing interns and spearheading the interns orientation with our showroom manager, but… I don’t know why I feel the way I do. I think I mentioned this before, but I also found myself in somewhat a complacent feeling.
This is my biggest problem – fighting for something, once it is achieved, then I am like, “Now what?” You get those thoughts, too right? I wrote about that before – this mental checklist to high anxiety. I am not deliberately planning to be anxious like before because the conditions previously were counterproductive, and I never felt like shit and miserable for months, ever, in my life. But seriously, what now? How do I break out of my … rut?
You all know I am a big fan of challenges and new adventures, so what did I do? Enroll myself in a business writing course. This is helpful for me because in my current role I am drafting business strategies all the time and an additional skill to beef up my resume. My company was kind enough to expense this cost, which is about a good $500 for a short-term course. This is truly the art of asking. Yay! (Did I tell you I love my job?!).
I forgot what it is like to be in a class setting, so come October this will be interesting. Not to mention, business writing can be such a different format for me to transition into – I am used to writing whatever comes into my head and my formatting is a no-formatting kind of style.
Need to continue to spice up my life and get myself out of this uncreative and routine rut. Any suggestions? I need a new book to read – I have not read in over two weeks… Anything would be appreciated!
Thanks for tuning in for my brief announcement! I was briefly absent – obviously because I am in a rut and producing regular content is challenging, y’all, but trust me, I have been working on stuff. I like to have it perfect before it goes live. Perfectionist issues.
In the meantime, here are some tunes for you on this fine ass Tuesday: