Wow…guys…it’s been a long time, right? What’s up with this blog? What a good question… Well now that that awkward moment is out of the way. Hey everybody! I missed you guys! Thanks you to everyone who’s stuck around through the 3-month hiatus (yikes!). I really appreciate y’all. I’ll be really honest here, I muddled myself all up with a rookie blogger mistake. I started without a clear plan. No goals, no topics, nothing. I was writing from the heart but after a while I ran ou
Y’all, I had to take a break. I’m still finding my way with this blog and a lot has been happening in real life. On top of the usual efforts of job hunting, temping, and auditioning I had a death in my family and I booked a show. Like I said before, I’m really good at running myself into the ground (being equal parts workaholic and lazy will do that to a person). So I took some time off from writing after my daily post blitz. I also took some real time off following my 14-day
Last Monday was the start of a 13-day work week (that I arranged for myself somewhat accidentally) and I’m starting to falter. It may be because when I got home at 4:45am I went back to sleep instead of staying up. Or I could just be regular tired. Aside from my current temp assignment (which is a steady 9:30 – 5/5:30) the rest of my near double week notched itself into place nearly without my notice. I blame my job search and the mercurial nature of an acting career. They’re
So yesterday I was in crisis. Again (they happen a lot, the curse of thinking too much).
I’m not living my best life. I know that I’m not. Cause for panic, right? But here was the bigger question. What is living my best life? Like what does it actually look like? The nebulous (favorite word right now), vague idea of “not this” only incites panic and creates stress. It doesn’t make me proactive. Identifying the issue is step 1 and I hadn’t even finished that yet. So let’s get
I hate reception work. We’ve established this with my last post (The Introvert Receptionist if you missed it). 20/20 hindsight (my favorite thing, y’all know) has me seeing that the article may have sounded a bit passive, petulant, and whiney. I probably spent too much time talking about identifying my problem instead of how I’ve been working to solve it. So here we go, let’s talk about this escape plan. Make a list of your job skills. Because I hate my to survival job the fi
A couple weeks ago I read You Are What You Do (the most of) by Christopher Gabriel Núñez and it rearranged my brain. While the whole article has been seared into my memory two points have really stuck. “You will only ever get good at the thing you do most.” & “DON’T GET GOOD AT SOME SHIT YOU DON’T LOVE.” What do I do most? Administrative & Receptionist work What do I love? Acting & Writing That math don’t add up. If we break it down according to time spent, I’m a receptionist
So a couple weeks ago I applied for my first staff writer position. Terrifying. I didn’t get the job but I thought I’d share the article I submitted for consideration. I don’t think it’s quite up to snuff but it’s the first time I’ve submitted any of my writing for professional consideration (I’m taking that as a win). Enjoy y’all. Love, The EGOTist 3 Things That’ll Totally Kill the Mood in Your Interview Congratulations! You’ve been screened and out of hundreds of candidates