1. A condition peculiar to high school seniors, hence the subword “senor” in senoritis. Symptons include a general apathy towards classes, homework, future i.e. college applications, restlessness and a “cannot do” attitude to surmountable school load.
Note: This condition may also apply to working adults on a friday afternoon, knowing the weekend is approaching.
It’s not that I get it every Friday, or even that often for that matter, but from time to time I get the feeling that any moment I too will be free of responsibility- and my mind is lost. The funny thing is, I absolutely LOVE my career, but I think it’s natural to have this “clock-watching” mentality from time to time. Check it: my days consist of professional networking, socializing, getting ready, bull-shitting, writing internal/external documents, writing emails, making calls, proof-reading, engaging in social media, volunteering, filling-in-the-blank of whatever else is on the agenda, client relations, gossiping (hey, lets be honest), family relations, running up and down stairs in usually 4″ heels, explaining, driving everywhere, cooking, cleaning, working out, planning upcoming events/holidays/trips/meetings, and researching. Life can get exhausting! In fact, I don’t know one person who has ever NOT had this feeling. We are human, after all.
How can you escape this nonproductive lethargy state-of-mind? Simple. I learned a while back if I can go home after work and (on the days where my evenings are not booked with events) do absolutely nothing: like sit in the bathtub with a book for 30-45 minutes, or snuggle with my sweetie on our super-chair, then I get a recharge for the next day. Give it a try, but find your own sweetie. 😉
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I’m feeling extra warm and fuzzy today, so I’m going to tell you why.
To start off my (this and every) day , I get woken up by wonderful man: (let me tell you, it’s not the worst thing to wake up to the man of your dreams)
He is usually leaving for work (after making me my daily salad) and I will continue to sleep for another hour. Today though, I decided to get up and run. It was nice, as the sun had not fully declared it’s HHH (hazy, hot and humid) status, and I needed some natural caffeine. As you may have read previously I cannot drink red bull anymore and I hate coffee. Besides, I love how peaceful Exeter is in the AM. I decided to take Lucy today as well. She was not pleased with the exercise, but at least she got to sniff around while I switched songs on my iPhone.
I have about a 30 minute drive to work, which is great. I can either sing to my random collection of CDs (yes, CDs…I’m that old school) or laugh at the Matty in the Morning radio show. I don’t know why I love that show so much, as most of the time “Matty” sounds like he is whining at whatever topic on hand, but I do laugh. Side note: I met Matty once at an event when I lived in Boston. He was the talk of the room, until Tom Brady walked in the door…sorry Matt. I actually remember his animated reaction of “WTF?” when eyes shifted to the door, away from him. I was going to put a picture side by side of each and ask if you could blame everyone, but I am guessing I don’t even need to do that to get my point across.
And then as I pull into 121 River Front Drive, this is what greets me. It’s very friendly and bright, with beautiful landscaping and scented with the wild lilacs that grow out front. I mean- even the sky loves this building.
I have been in advertising since college. Anyone that knows me well knows it’s what I truly love it- and wouldn’t be happy doing anything else (well, besides a nice glamorous Broadway career). A TOTAL BONUS to GY&K, in particular, are my colleagues. They are all passionate and smart and fun. Fun. Now that is not a word most people would associate with work colleagues, but I am confident in this analysis. I am not going to go through all of them, but here are a few that make the day extra special.
Meagan. Meagan and I met on my first day, and we have been inseparable ever since. She get’s my personality (it’s so much better when I don’t have to explain every single thing I say), loves advertising and takes walks with me at lunchtime around the neighborhood. I’m a fan.
After our lunchtime chat at the picnic table and post-lunch walk, we were greeted at the door with a chocolate cupcake from the world’s most wonderful interns. They have WAY better fashion sense than I ever have had- and I am confident I was not as mature as they are at 20. In fact, I was a moron at 20! Granted, I was doing internships myself at that age, but I still was rough around the edges (side note: yes, I realize I am still rough around the edges). I decided to make them do a silly pose for this blog, for the sole purpose to make myself feel like a mature 34 year old woman. Okay– I let them do a nice normal one too.
I am the Business Development Manager here at GY&K, and recently have been handling some account management for one of our clients. I love all of it. I would work in any department if they asked me to, seriously. It’s nice to know that my college education (Go Gamecocks! 48 days until football season!) and major didn’t go to waste completely. I am one of the few people I know who get to do what they sought out to do in the first place.
This week was my week to write the company’s blog post. If you’re curious, you can find it HERE. I had originally titled it #2012MarketingHoneyDoList, but the social media team deemed it would be too hard to explain what a “honey do list” was, if you were’t already privy to this obviously secret term. Thus, “#DigitalHousekeeping was born. Hope you like it.
This evening we have planned a picnic on the beach. Not a bad way to end a fabulous day, after all. I encourage you to try it.
I feel very lucky and blessed, each and every day. I wish the same for all of you!