1/14/10

Love it....

I am slammed these days...in a good way. I have a fabulous copywriting gig with fabulous people, and my first novel is making the rounds with publishers, I am halfway through the draft of my second novel and I am on my final course before graduating from UCLA's Writer's Program in the spring. It's all good and I couldn't be happier to be able to do what I love doing. But it does mean lots of work and less play, and the patience and understanding of friends. Luckily, I am blessed with great supportive friends. In fact my friends and neighbors downstairs, after lamenting that we couldn't hang out more as I had been away all holidays, but understanding why with all my deadlines, surprised me with this great gift. Coffee mugs!! And as someone who could probably fill a pot of coffee these days if you wrung me out, they are perfect!

My friends have a great sense of humor, and I think that when things are busy or stressful, a great sense of humor is really essential to keep things in perspective. As a copy writer working for someone else, and as novelist workshopping my novel, not to mention as an actor auditioning, I get a lot of constructive criticism and it is important that I don't take any of it personally and keep striving for the good of the project. After all, how else would I grow? But my cheeky neighbors, have obviously given me this first mug for those long days when I might just feel like biting my tongue, and this second one makes me laugh. They know I love a good cocktail! And I love a good laugh. Just what I need for long, lucky days like these.

3 comments:

lynn @ the actors diet said...

i can never get enough of funny coffee mugs. i will never have a household with matchy matchy stuff...

6p00d8348217d769e2 said...

so awesome everything you're doing! grow, G, grow! :) love the mugs, too.

tiffany kimball said...

gotta love those guys, right!!! The mugs are fantastic and they live in an even more fantastic home! Keep plugging away...and of course, try, try, try to enjoy the journey (this is the good advice i keep re-gifting to myself, but still have yet to completely adopt). See you later today! xo

 
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