Monday and Tuesday can feel like pizza rat’s plight: "You’re carrying too much and you have to go too far and there’s always a lot going on.” that assessment is by Matt Little, the comedian who shot the video, but i bet little P.R. would agree.
still, you forge ahead and start working. you send initial emails, place calls, write first drafts, thinking they’ll help. and they do, but often “hurry up and wait” sets in and you can’t completely finish anything.
you’re left waiting for responses to the calls and emails and wondering how to improve what you wrote.
you must sit through the time called “i still can’t cross anything off my list.” balls are in the air, and that’s progress, but it feels like an interminable, painful limbo. there’s no solution, no resolution. only the passage of time will help.
but if you view each workweek like an episode of a TV show, an interpretive dance, or an underwater basket-weaving demo, you realize—
the middle’s where the juicy stuff happens.
it’s almost supposed to feel like, "oh man, how will this basket come together? what will become of this bizarre plot line? are these dancers superhuman?"
inevitably, the pieces of basket material are tucked into mysterious crannies, the show moves forward, and the dancers calm down.
remind yourself of the closure you felt late last week. when emails were returned, stories got filed, work was turned in and you had a squeaky clean plate to begin your weekend.
this will happen again.
it will all get done.
the flux is temporary.
at least you don't have to carry pizza home on your back.
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