Monday, May 28, 2018

#MicroblogMondays: Play

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It's 9:30 pm and the last thing I want to do is finish this assignment. This Friday I have an interview for a directorship position and learned last Friday that I made the short-list for another directorship-type position, resulting in the assignment I'm currently staring at. All on the heels of me filling out hiring forms for my new position next week.

I know that career-wise, it would be insane to not take any of this seriously. To blow it off given that the future is so uncertain.

Yet, following a week of illness where your's truly was diagnosed with Strep Throat, which thankfully Grey and the Beats managed to evade, but lead to an interesting experience at urgent care landing me my first doctor's notes, and finishing my saga with the DMV, all I want to do is play.

Play as in pretending to be a tourist and visiting one of the missions.

Play as in going for a hike at one of the local nature preserves.

Play as in becoming engrossed in a language-learning app that is allowing me to relearn entry-level Spanish so that I can better communicate with my new neighbors (who have been awesome at pushing me to keep practicing and not allowing me to cheat with using English). 

Play as in not doing the hard-stuff that requires me to reactive my brain. Of avoiding more rejection from those who were never serious to begin with. 

Maybe, for this weekend, that's okay. Just to play and rest, preparing for what is ahead.


  1. Given all you have been going through, I think play is a must! Without the mental downtime and rejuvenation, it’s hard (impossible) to keep trudging ahead successfully. Give yourself some space to prevent burnout!

  2. I really like the look of all your play, especially the local mission.

    Good luck with the director-type decisions. You're in demand!

  3. I agree with Northern Star! -- playtime is essential! (Plus, it's useful play -- you are getting to know your new community better!)

  4. Beautiful! Looks like play is just what's needed to heal body and mind!

    Is there any way that the assignment could be re-framed as more play and less work? Any parts that you could enjoyably nerd out? (What, you're telling me that most people don't find nerding out enjoyable like I do? :) ) If so, maybe that can help a bit. No matter what, huge congrats on consideration for these positions - that's fantastic!

  5. I hope the playing rejuvenated you somewhat.

    All the opportunities are exciting, but scary. I was pushed to move into something that was scary when I was coming out of my lowest ever time. I didn't feel confident, but I managed to do it, and I'm very proud of that. Though in retrospect, it would have been better if I had waited a little. But how I would have felt about the lost opportunity, I'm not sure. These decisions aren't easy.

    A question - does "directorship" mean the same there that it does here? ie. As a director on the Board of Directors?

  6. What wonderful photos of things to explore in your new home! I'm glad you're finding time to play and to rejuvenate, this move and everything leading up to it has been so difficult. And STREP? Nooooo. I'm glad you're feeling better. Wishing you so much success in your job hunt, and your assignment, and your Spanish study. And fun in your play to balance it all out.


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