sunday summary #6
what i'm reading / i'm trying to kick my search for a copywriting job into high gear right now and last week i had a great networking/mentoring meeting with one of my brother's colleagues that reminded me about the importance of networking. i've had build your dream network by j. kelly hoey on my shelf for a while, and i've been avoiding it for a while (spoiler: networking is not my favorite word). BUT i finally pulled it out this week and i'm trying to read with an open mind. it's like my brother told me this week: "it's not networking, it's making friends!"
what i'm thinking / that i am in free fall and it feels like i'm failing and there's only so much time to figure out how to fly before i hit the ground.
what i'm writing / resume. cover letters. linkedin profile. and also, the second draft of a pitch i've been working on about the handmaid's tale.
what i'm listening to / my favorite pieces of the lord of the rings soundtrack, which also succeed in making me feel nostalgic and deeply sad, but also hopeful and resilient.
what i'm hoping / that i can continue to take small steps forward, continue to write out to-do lists and make plans and strive towards all the goals i have for myself. that i will allow myself the freedom to rest when i'm tired and to push myself to keep moving forward whenever i can.
what i'm fearful of / i'm scared of retracing old habits, settling back into old ruts that i once escaped.
what i'm about to do / read a little bit and then go to sleep.