Picking up from yesterday –
Back to decision fatigue, I also really want to try to utilize my LA time as best as I could, since I really don’t know what the future will hold. I’d love to see everyone while I still can. I’d also love to do any LA things I haven’t yet done.
I know I technically have 7 weeks (with maybe a few more of buffer). But they will go so fast. And I can’t ever count on Sundays, Mondays, or Tuesdays as days I can do things. (Monday I’m in NY all day. Sun and Tues are travel days, and I work Tuesday nights – which is another thing. I work nights from 5:30pm – 2:30am. So, basically all I can really count on is a few hours in the afternoons of Wednesdays – Saturdays…
I can sneak out sometimes to things at night and then work later to make up a long dinner break. But I’m just saying time is precious and limited. (That is always true, but it seems especially so in this situation.)
And some of my friends pretty much laugh about my feeling like I need to see them. “You’re here until November” they say in September. “We have so much time. I’m gonna see you all the time.”
Are you? Because I know how LA works. It takes weeks to find common ground for time. Then plans get cancelled and re-made. There are people I love out here whom I haven’t seen in probably a year because we’re just bad at making time for each other. Well, here’s our excuse! So, let’s make it happen!
Wouldn’t it be great if I had a google doc where I just put in Wed – Sat afternoons from now ’til the end of the first week of November. People could just fill in, “I’m taking this one and we’re doing this specific hike you’ve never done.”Seeing everyone I know and doing everything I’ve wanted to do could just be magically populated for me.
(I know I’m starting to seem preeeeetty lazy, but legitimately, how great would that be?)
I feel bad too. ‘Cause some people say, “I’d love to see you before you go.” And especially when people are being so kind (and taking my worry of limited time seriously), I want to see them!
But I’m kind of dying for people to be proactive about making plans with me. I know that friendship is a two-way street and people are not intimate with my schedule… I just feel like I’m not being proactive enough (‘cause I’m brain-full with all this other stuff).
And even though there’s a part of me that wishes people would be like, “Here’s the time and date and, we’re doing this,” they probably don’t want to overwhelm me in my brain-full state – which I also kind of appreciate. I don’t know! I’m just gonna stop this paragraph and move on…
This is where we’ll pick up next time.