A client and I were brainstorming ideas for him to write about when he interrupted me:
“This is all very well and good, Deb, but we have a small problem,” said this CEO who could stand up in front of a large group of people and speak without batting an eye. “I hate writing. Absolutely hate it.”
Hey, I get it. I’m a journalism school grad, I worked as a professional writer for more than 20 years, and I still can get the willies when I see that cursor blinking away on a blank screen.
You too, maybe?
I think my interest in window washers really took off the day I glanced up from my downtown Chicago desk and there was a man on the other side of the window a foot away from me…and about 10 stories above street level.
He looked so casual out there as he squeegeed the glass and gave some bird turd a little extra elbow grease. Sure, he had a harness on and was on some platform, but as I watched him do his version of just-another-day-at-the-office, I couldn’t fathom what kind of human is able to dangle off the side of…
Last Saturday was The Great Pants Purge of 2019 — the day I’d vowed to rid my closet of all those pesky clothes that I’m not wearing.
And I hit bottom somewhere around the 19th time I was trying on a pair of jeans or cute trousers and realized that my thighs in their current iteration had a communication for me: What the hell, did you not get the memo that we do not self-identify as size 6 and haven’t for more than a minute?
It was kind of a bummer.
Now before you go all encouraging and body positive…
I have 10,000 pins in my Pinterest account.
Well, okay, if we’re going to get all specific, the total is way closer to 11,000.
The vast majority of the items in this monolithic virtual scrap book are there because I find them beautiful in some way. My “eye candy” board alone (pictured below) just hit the 500 mark this week with a close-up shot of some colorful, cosmic-looking rust.
You might be thinking I have a little problem here. A productivity black hole, perhaps, or even a decent reason to seek out a 12-step program.
But brain science is on…