Block 7: February 24, 2013

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Happy Oscar Sunday!

Didn’t get the chance to launder my new fabric for the project today, for the silliest of reasons: I don’t have any quarters. Tomorrow, will make getting to the bank a priority…

So, in the meantime, I’m using a lot of my gray-scale fabrics.

Date: Feb. 24, 2013

Location: Apartment, Washington Heights, NYC

Person I would have sent it to: Brother-in-law, Andy, married to my sister Jeni.

Music I listened to while sewing: Another morning of Sunday in the Park with George. I can’t get over how brilliant this show is. Why have I only discovered this in the past year or so!?

Thoughts/Feelings behind the block: Okay, so remember how I wrote that I was doing this project as a way to help me to understand that I need to take life “one day at a time?” Today was a day to remember that! I need to grow the skin that can take hearing about friends and colleagues and their adventures, work successes, jobs, etc. I need to remind myself that freelance is a hard career. I need to understand that this career does *not* follow a linear trajectory; there will be high points that are followed by low points. Not every project is going to be newsworthy. You take the work as it comes, do it as best you can, and move on to the next. I just have to stop comparing myself to people I consider my peers; we only talk about the highlight reels of our lives, never the scenes that are cut away by our inner-editors. It really is just one day at a time; one job at a time; one conversation at a time.

One block at a time.

Really; one block at a time.

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