93 Year Old Still Working
Today is the two-year anniversary of my Aunt’s passing so I called her 93-year-old boyfriend to see how he is doing. I always check on him on special anniversaries, holidays or birthdays of him and my Aunt. We talk about my Aunt and how we both miss her. There is a social worker type of person in his complex who also remembers to call him today and I’m glad. Nobody else remembers this day that means so much to him.
He told me today that he has decided to slow down with his consultancy business. He is a transportation expert and has quite a few clients. He wants to slow down by passing on his clients to his son and wants to introduce him gradually to his clients.
I think that it is amazing that he is still working at his age. He obviously loves it. I can’t imagine having work that I love so much that I would want to be doing it into my 90s! That would be my aspiration, to find some kind of meaningful job that I would want to do until the end of my days.
Rejected for TV Commercial Gig
Just when I was allowing myself to be a little hopeful about the possibility of getting a TV commercial gig, my extras agent emailed me her, ‘thanks, but no thanks’ email or rejection. I was quite disappointed because I didn’t get the TV show gig either. I saw that show being tweeted about today. I wonder why I didn’t get chosen for either one.
Short Run to Courier Company
I ran to the outpost for the courier company that was supposed to have delivered my concert tickets yesterday. I was at home all day and was waiting in anticipation of their arrival. I was on the phone for less than two minutes with my agent, otherwise, my phone line was clear for my outside door buzzer to ring.
Because they didn’t get a hold of me, I had to go to this outpost parcel place to pick it up. I got on my running gear and made the short run there. It was quite sunny and hot. I put on a lot of sunscreen even though I would not be out in the sun for too long. The first few steps were really slow and clumsy. But after that, I was able to get a good pace going, despite the weather. By the time I got home, I was dripping sweat and feeling satisfied.
Posted Tickets Online
Once I got home, I checked online to see what the prices these concert tickets were going. I was quite discouraged. It looked like there was a bit of a glut on the market. These are general admission tickets so there is no incentive that other tickets may have based on seat location.
I posted them anyway and waited to see what I might get. Despite me stating clearly what I wanted for the tickets, there were people who totally lowballed me. That made me quite anxious because I don’t have much time left before the concert. I’m worried that I won’t be able to get much for them after all.
I was feeling quite depressed today. I think that getting rejected for the TV commercial triggered it for me today. And then the realization that I might not get much for the concert tickets as well. And thinking about my Aunt.
Although the running today helped, I still felt quite sad when I got home. I can’t seem to get motivated to do anything useful today. Even gorging myself with junk food wasn’t doing it for me. All I can do is to let this day finish and try again tomorrow.