Hallooooo my friiiiends!
Today was an interesting day to say the least, and I’m really happy with the many, many talks I had with the most amazing friends a girl could ask for, in particular, you guessed it, my boy, my mentor, my fellow RonSwansonite and JohnPrineaholic, Bob Woolsey.
I had work/training this morning for the new hires, and on my breaks I decided to start writing a to-do list.
Usually when I write a to-do list, I tend to write a bunch of stuff that I can do easily and cross off so I feel like I accomplished lots — which usually doesn’t work out cause I lose my to-do-list anyways haha. But this time, I said to myself, you will do all of these things! Even if it kills you!
A lot of the items on this list involve talking to people, letting them know good news, bad news, and everything in between. Unfortunately delivering bad news is not one of my strengths (KB used to fire people for me.), and not knowing what to do, I said to myself, “Aha! I will go talk to Bob and get his opinion!” Once training was over, I put my headphones in, listened to some Adele as I shimmied my way down Hastings St, while writing a “To-Ask-Bob list” in my phone.
I strolled down the EBM hallway, and into Bob’s office sat in my usual chair and started to pour my little heart out. We talked about the good stuff, the bad stuff, and the confusing stuff, and for half an hour — maybe more like 45 minutes — Bob consoled me, advised me, and laughed at my jokes (always my fav.) and I realized what I needed to do. I’m not going to divulge all of my little secrets, because that would be too complicated, but.. suffice to say, my career is calling my name once again.
He reminded me that dealing with what’s right in front of you is always better than letting it haunt you, or worse, running away from it — an alternative I’ve all too often considered. (Who wouldn’t want to live in Paris for a few months?)
I know I always say how important it is to follow your dreams, and sometimes I need to take my own advice. So I am doing that, getting my stuff back on track, and working towards my goal! And who knows, maybe when I finally make the move to LA, I’ll get an annual pass to Disneyland. (Who am I kidding, I’ll definitely do that.)
Also, totally forgot my Sunday lesson of the week, which was really not learn until today… So let’s go with that, MONDAY LESSON OF THE DAY! Brought to you by Bob “Gandalf the Curly” Woolsey (Yes, I just thought of that now).
So today’s lesson is to JUST DEAL WITH YOUR ISSUES! Don’t let them bottle up, consume you, prevent you from living your life, and confuse yourself endlessly. It makes those awkward-but-inevitable-because-I-live-in-Gastown moments so much less awful when I don’t have an uncomfortable reason not to talk to said person. You’ll sleep better at night — unlike the 4 hours of sleep I’ve been getting as of late. And even more than that, you’ll enjoy life just that much more, and if you’re like me, it’ll help you settle the minor issues that got in the way of destiny (destiny clearly being sunny SoCal).
Thanks again Bob, you’re the best!
Also for those fans of Bob, or Bob&Andrew, check out the latest BTS by Jenny Wilkinson!
Well that’s it for this Monday, so stay tuned for more updates in the world of Patsy, you know I’m always up to something new!
Ps. It’s official. My wordpress account media folder is FULL and I can’t add anything else without first deleting stuff, or paying for more space which is not an option right now — ie. credit card is in a block of ice and is staying there til I learn to act like an adult — so be patient my lovelies, I promise I will find an adequate solution soon. xox.