I just miss how things used to be. Or maybe it’s just that I miss how I used to be.
I don’t know.
I’m not sure I can really draw an obvious line between the two, so let’s just say it’s probably a little bit of the both.
It’s crazy how we wait and work so hard for change, and then when it actually comes we wish things would just go back to being how they used to be. We wonder why we ever wanted change in the first place. That or we’re so proud of the change that somewhere along the lines we don’t even realize who we are anymore because we’re not sure who it is living within our skin.
Change is funny like that. Life is funny like that.
Every now and then someone sheds light on what I’m able to accomplish in the realm of Press and New Media. It’s something that I personally am acutely aware of, but when someone else points it out it brings it in to a whole new level of reality.
This weekend, someone in GOP Leadership did just that. Pointed out my skill set and accomplishments. It was a much appreciated compliment (some of you understand why more than others). Then, less than 24hrs later, a company outside of the political realm said nearly the same thing.
Okay, okay, this is not about me, I promise. Hang with me here. The piggy-backed compliments made me start thinking — what could I do outside of politics? When I was looking to get on the Hill October-January I had tunnel-vision. When outside offers came, I ignored them. No matter how good. I had one goal in mind and I wasn’t wiling to settle for anything less. But now, just for fun, I’m wondering what I COULD do off the Hill if I was ever willing to leave politics behind.
Which brings me to the question — how many of us limit where we can go and what we can accomplish by over-idealizing where we are?
Take me — I’m so hell-bent on being a “DC-lifer” that I don’t even think twice about what lies outside of my quaint little political world. I’ve in essence, stuck myself here for life. Granted nothing actually contractually binds me to this town, but mentally I just can’t get away from it. I wouldn’t want to. I happy. Content.
There’s possibility out there though. A life that lives on the other side of “politico” that beckons me from time to time. If for no other reason than I wonder where creativity can take me if I ever latched on it long enough to allow it to whisk me away from my fair capital.
So if my post title isn’t triggering you to sing the rest of the chorus to the new YouTube sensation “Friday,” then where have you been hiding? More than likely you have a job where your coworkers don’t troll around YouTube in their spare time or if you’re married and/or have a family and just don’t get into this kind of stuff. But if you’re like me and neither of these things apply, then you’re probably singing along. Yes, “Friday” has become our new office anthem. Wednesday night through Friday we play it more than you’d believe while working hard for the money.
It’s one of the WORST songs and videos ever, and yet this inane, illegally catchy ditty is so bad it’s actually really good. Heck, so many of us have gotten sucked into listening to it and talking about that it’s lead to Rebecca Black’s (the singer) name trending globally on Twitter. Above Charlie Sheen, no less. What is the world coming to?
Enough of me talking about it, check it out for yourself.
Crazy, teeny-bopper music aside today was another exceptionally good day. I know, it must be shocking not hearing me complain in two consecutive blog posts, but alas, it is happening.
God, what a fantastic day today was. I can’t even remember the last time I had such a completely great day with no downfalls.
I mean, today was a really good day, albeit an insanely busy one. Perhaps the busiest day I’ve had on the Hill to date — thank you one year anniversary of ObamaCare.
That said, it was one of the most productive, fun days I’ve had as well. If not the most productive and fun. There’s such a sense of accomplishment that comes with such an intense worth ethic.
But I can’t act like I didn’t stop at all. I did take a full hour break to lunch with a dear Team Blonde friend who I’ve not had the chance to catch up with in some time. So good. It made me realize just how much I love my friends and how much more effort I need to put into keeping up with relationships while juggling “activities” and 13+ hour workdays.
Yes, relationships take effort and I need to work a bit harder at some of my friendships that I’ve let sit on back-burners for far too many months now.
Which all leads to the point that today was just one of those days that totally put things into perspective for me. Life can have good moments. I know they’re often fleeting, but was very lucky to have a day like this. It was without question the kind of day that’s going to get me through whatever stormy days may be ahead.
Finally got home internet back last night. Man have I missed it. 10days without it’s enough to make anyone go crazy, much less a press/new media girl.
Since I’ve taken the new job, I’ve not really had a chance to sit down and blog. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been writing. Endlessly. For both the job and in my personal time for a project that I’ll gladly discuss in the future, but I’ve just not been able to find the time to blog as well.
I’d like to say this is going to be remedied right away, but that’s a promise I’ve made one too many times and not followed through on, so let’s just see how things go. I LOVE blogging. Staying connected. So yeah, I’m going to try and put forth more effort.
One of my favorite blogging pastimes is to Polyvore. As a clothes-horse this should come as no surprise.
Failed to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day this year, so I rocked it out the following day. #rebel
Also miss hosting and participating in great giveaways. Last fall I won so many awesome things. It rocked. That said, here’s a great giveaway you can check out today.