Thursday, January 20, 2011

Day 20: All Nighter......

Just like art school.
Difference is, I'm an adult and this sucks!

Technical difficulties.
Ran out of printer ink at 9:30.

I have no idea what I'm going to do. Fortunately, I'm in LA at 2:45 and should be able to find a kinkos before the presentation.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Day 19: Freaking Out

I'm flying to LA on Friday to make a presentation to potential partners in a start-up.
I am not prepared.

Back to work!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Day 18: Drivers License

Do I need to get a 'Learners Permit, before I get a drivers license?
I'm on the NYC DMV website and all signs point to yes.
This is NOT a 24 hour process like I hoped, especially in the middle of an ice storm.
I guess I'll be cabbing it around LA this weekend.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Day 17: Finally...

....after a long break in December including the holidays, tough work schedules, and illness, I finally managed to meet with my companys CFO.
We're so close. All we need is to fine tune our business plan and update our product, marketing, and financial strategy and we're ready to present to potential investors.
This has been a year long journey, at times with no end in sight. Honestly, I didn't think it I would ever see the finish line. Since the start, we've changed concepts several times while having to walk away from partners and friends. We've been embarrassed sitting in front of VCs unprepared for the moment. At times, I just wanted to walk away but remind myself, this is why I left my job, abandoned a stable career and steady paycheck.
This is why I'm here.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Day 16: Again and Again......

...I sit at my desk late at night to express my feelings about a day gone by.
Today was a great day filled with a full range of emotions.
Frustration at another weekend lost to a lack of motivation and productivity.
Stress due to my unemployment and inspired by the challenge of current career opportunities.
I woke up feeling overwhelmed and sad for no particular reason.
I wish I had the weekend to do over.
I wish it was better planned and perfectly executed.
I wish, as Sunday comes to and end, I was feeling accomplished and empowered.
I wish.

I saw the 'The Kings Speech' today and it was truly amazing.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Resolution #3: 15 Minutes a Night

Wash face, brush teeth, and apply moisturizer before bed.
Too often, I get home, turn off the TV, or finish working and forget my beauty regime.
Maybe it's vanity or maybe it's because the grey is coming out, my knees are aching, and I'm seeing some early wrinkles. I'm feeling old and don't want to look it.
Today, I stopped by my favorite spa store, Amore Pacific and picked up some product and scheduled a facial. 
The people there are so helpful, knowledgable, and generous with free samples. Also, they send thank you cards and free samples in the mail. There's something about the personal touch of a hand written letter.
Starting today: Spend 15 minutes a night preparing for bed.

Today's Endorsement: Amore Pacific

Friday, January 14, 2011

Day 14: New Job

It's a good sign when the consulting job I've been working on is sending me to LA next weekend and Florence Italy on the 26th.
I still have a huge presentation to prepare for and meeting with the partners next week. If all goes well, things will be looking up.
It's funny, what's making me happy isn't a new environment, promotion, or raise.  It's the fear and challenge of trying something new.