December Reflections Days 9 and 10

It’s not that I missed days, it’s that I was living my life and did not have the opportunity to sit and write.

I think that’s generally okay. People beat themselves up too much for the expectations that other people on the internet set.

img_0692Day 9: Best Day of 2016

Being that the year is 365 days, there’s a lot of possible “best days” I could have had. I think a day or two that stood out, besides most of my trip to Hawaii, was going to New York Comic Con as an employee instead of a fan. For the whole first month of my employment, all I was being told was if I could make it through New York, everything else would be a cake walk.

Personally, I was fine. There was one extremely hard day that tested me, but I feel like that was expected. It wasn’t nightmarish, it was just a challenge. And I thrive on challenges.

Anyway, the reason I picked this day was because it was probably one of the most rewarding. Working as hard as I did (and maybe secretly crying once or twice leading up to the show), then being able to see the real life moment of this photo up close and personal: The creators of The Venture Bros, one of my most favorite shows, among other panels where I got to sit pretty close to Matt Smith and John Krazinski, helped me realize that I’ve got my dream job. I’m working on something I am passionate about. I want to do my best so that these large groups of people coming to the shows I’m working on have the best time they can, and doing everything in my power to make that happen is really important to me. I’m really happy where I am, which is refreshing and wonderful.

 

img_0673Day 10: I made this

As if you didn’t know already – I bake. A lot. All the time. 7/9 pictures featured here are my creations (minus the 4th and the 9th). I take a lot of pride in the goodies I put out, and I live to make other people happy.

Sharing the recipes for these goodies is also important to me, so I can assist in other people’s quests to make something delicious. The whole experience. I’m usually pretty proud of what I make, and happier when people confirm that what I’ve made is delicious.

It just so happens that something else I made is this: img_0683

This is my group of misfits. At the beginning of this year, I set out to make friends in Connecticut, no matter what it took. I was determined to find some way to plant roots here after 2015 blew up in my face. I was tired of not having friends to just call up and say “let’s go get dinner,” and between reading Sam Maggs’ Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy and stumbling upon the Geek Girl Pen Pal Club, I knew there was hope for me. I read about Geek Girl Brunch from both of the aforementioned mediums, and decided to put my name in the hat to be an officer for the CT area.

The week that my grandmother passed away in January I had taken an extra bereavement day, and I decided instead of sitting at home alone, I would go out and make postcards to drum up some interest around this group. I put them in Starbucks’ and bookstores, comic shops and anywhere that would take my little infocards and by April I had a solid grip on how I could make this work with my two co-officers. All I wanted was to have a few friends in the area that I knew outside of work that had the same interests as myself. I was tired of trying to retrofit work friends into life friends, because 90% of the time it doesn’t work.

Fast forward to December and I ended up with 9 other fantastic ladies in my house playing board games and eating pizza (hence why I missed my blog post yesterday), just enjoying each others company and camaraderie. I couldn’t be prouder of what we’ve created, and how far we’ve come in such a short period of time. I’m excited for next year and how we can make this group even more fun and interactive.

See you tomorrow.

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One thought on “December Reflections Days 9 and 10

  1. So glad you have found a way to make new friends in Connecticut. Meeting new people can be hard and overwhelming. I think it is totally understandable that you would choose to prioritize real people over the internet. 🙂

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