sunday summary #4
what i'm reading / i'm most of the way through you are a badass by jen sincero. i've been reading in fits and starts this week, going days distracted by life and then sitting in bed for hours at a time reading. i'm loving the book but it's also a little hard to read sometimes, especially when my anxiety is as high as it has been.
what i'm writing / i'm writing a 500 word sample for a part-time copywriting gig i'm really excited about and i honestly can't think of the last time that i had this much trouble writing 500 words. i know it's the pressure that i put on myself, i know i overthink things and those things make the process so much harder. now, more than ever, i want to get a phrase tattooed on my arm that i've heard my favorite writing professor from college say a million times: "perfect is the enemy of good."
what i'm thinking / i'm thinking about how often i reach toward jobs and opportunities i want and then at the very last minute i freak out and second-guess whether or not i'm capable or worthy. i have backed out of so many opportunities and gigs that i was really excited about because i was scared. so i am trying to figure out how to work with my anxiety instead of letting it rule my life.
what i'm listening to / i've been playing the atlas: space album by sleeping at last on repeat this week.
what i'm hoping / that words will come. that i'll remember to avoid caffeine since it makes my anxiety go crazy. that all kinds of people will be united in the aftermath of the terrible disasters that have devastated so much of this side of the world (texas, oregon, washington, florida, the caribbean) in the past weeks. that hearts will be filled with courage and kindness and knowledge.
what i'm fearful of / having to possibly drive in 40mph winds tomorrow as atlanta gets a taste of hurricane irma.
what i'm about to do / go write. what else?