The Mehs. in These Foolish Things

  • May 21, 2020, 5:53 a.m.
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Hi. Struggling today.

I’m over this coronapalooza. Make it stop, please. I seem to be in a funk of epic proportions and I need to get over it somehow. I just wish the world felt safe. I know we all do, but it seems that there are two types of people in the world right now: (1) those who are being super careful about staying safe and healthy, and (2) those who seem to think that nothing ever happened or that nothing will happen to them!

And never the twain shall meet.

I’m tired today. I guess maybe even a little hungover. I did a talk last night on Instagram Live with a woman in the fashion industry who I’ve known for years, and it felt a little bit like a live job interview with several people looking on. Granted, not that many people tuned in (thank GOD), but I really didn’t know who would be watching as we both posted a flyer for the “event” on all of our social media links (mainly LinkedIn, but also FB and IG, of course).

Anyway, when it was over, the interviewer called me to chat about it and other stuff and I ended up drinking about ¾ of a bottle of wine just discussing.

Woke today just feeling lousy. I haven’t done much.

Tomorrow I have a phone interview with HR for a job that, from the description, sounds like a perfect fit. Please wish me luck with the HR person so that I can get on to an actual interview with the hiring manager. I’m ready for something very, very good to happen in the near future.

Still NO word from current/former company about the “temporary” layoff. The end date of the 8 weeks is June 5th, and we’re supposed to hear something the week before, so…I guess that means next week. I would very much like to have a job over the summer, but I am now of the mindset that it needs to be bigger, bolder, BETTER.

And I do have to admit that I’m sooooo grateful that the country is opening up as I’m just starting to see opportunities happening. I am just crossing my fingers that we are doing it safely and carefully. PLEASE DON’T FUCK THIS UP, FELLOW HUMANS.

I was going to go to Lovely Leah’s today/tonight to socially-distance hang with her in her backyard, but I had to tell her that I’m really in no shape to hang. She was cool about it, but I do feel pretty bad because we rarely see each other.

Meh. I feel gross right now. I think I might take a little nap.

La-la-love you,

bobbi01 May 21, 2020

I totally get this. The only way I am shuffling through the days is ridiculous to do lists (including such stunners as eat breakfast). I hope your phone interview goes really well!

permanent daylight May 21, 2020 (edited May 21, 2020)


I'm really hoping that we get a quick bounce-back in most parts of the economy, for everyone who's hoping and praying for that, like you. It's obvious you are massively talented, you are going to land on your feet when this is all over. I bet this crazy situation is not going to keep you down for too long.

Ginger Snap permanent daylight ⋅ May 21, 2020

Aw, that's really nice of you, thank you. I sure hope we get a bounce-back WITH NO SUPER SURGE!! We can't afford to have another shut down and more waves of death!

Marg May 21, 2020

Best of luck with the phone interview!🤞

Ginger Snap Marg ⋅ May 22, 2020

Thank you! Getting excited/nervous!

Complicated Disaster May 21, 2020

Morning! Hope you're feeling more bright and breezy today! Sounds like the Insta thing was fun!
MASSIVE good luck with the interview! I know you'll smash it! :-D

Ginger Snap Complicated Disaster ⋅ May 22, 2020

I'm feeling much better, thank you! The Insta thing was fun, but also a little nerve-wracking just because I felt like I had to fill up every second with words! But it felt good to do.

plushcreep May 21, 2020

It's very encouraging to see things open you said, fingers crossed we do it safely. And GOOD LUCK with the job!

Ginger Snap plushcreep ⋅ May 22, 2020

Ah, thanks so much! My fingers and toes are crossed for everything!!!

pandora May 21, 2020

I was in a major funk on Tuesday. I think we'll all have lots of ups and downs during this - it's just such a major threat to our usual ways of existing in the world. I am also struggling with work, which is busier than ever and I'm feeling like I can't separate work from home, so home is less of a tranquil safe space than it normally is? I don't want to complain about it because I know I'm lucky that my job wasn't affected, but I'm having some issues. Anyway, I could NOT shake the funk on Tuesday, so after work I did a half hour of yoga and a guided meditation, had a shower, poured a glass of wine and made a nice meal, and it really helped. It's hard though. I feel ya!

Ginger Snap pandora ⋅ May 22, 2020

Yeah, I truly feel those ups and downs - maybe more intensely right now than I've ever noticed. And then I feel guilty for feeling bad because so many have it so much worse. I want to put that negative energy, somehow use that energy for good. Worrying takes SO MUCH ENERGY that I would like for that energy to go somewhere that can be useful to someone...which would make me feel even better!

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