Exhausted, grumpy and yogaless



My mood tonight.

I’m in sales for a publicly traded company so the end of the quarter is always a tough time for me.

It’s not that I’m that much busier per se but we invest so much energy and focus into hitting a quarterly number that I get home drained, exhausted and wanting to crawl under a rock.

Our company usually does really nice things for us this time of year, in the form of meals, snacks, fun activities and other pick-me-ups that result in my pigging out and eating nothing but junk for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Can you say constipation?

To add insult to injury I have to fly to Chicago for business tomorrow and spend the night there. We have a big client meeting on Thursday and I’ll come back grumpy and exhausted straight into a day full of INTERNAL meetings on Friday.

So no yoga between today and Friday, but I will likely bring my workout clothes and go running at the hotel gym tomorrow night.

Given all this I am utterly uninspired but felt like reaching out into the ether to see if anyone reached back.

Oh, the only fun thing to report is that I started writing that book I keep talking about! Granted, I’m not doing it in my cabin next to the ocean, but I’ve managed to fill six 8.5 x 11 pages (single spaced) with my nonsense – and there’s plenty more to come!

The heroine is a spunky but slightly awkward banking executive living alone in NYC, who discovers often times our most difficult relationships have the power to inspire us the most.

What do you think? Would you read it??

By the way, tonight’s photography courtesy of the very talented Alex Castillo – co-official photographer of this blog.


7 thoughts on “Exhausted, grumpy and yogaless

  1. I am reaching back. 🙂 Be good to yourself. I work in corporate law (mergers and acquisitions) so I understand the quarterly time pressure – year end is particularly awful for me. In any event, congratulations on starting the book. Looking forward to seeing how it progresses.


    • Tell me about it! We have a lot of activity that happens in the last quarter of the year as well so I have a little bit of an “out of the frying pan into the fire” feeling today.

      I’ll keep you guys posted on the boo. Maybe I’ll create a “track progress” widget like the one they have on the Domino’s Pizza mobile app. 🙂


  2. I am so inspired as always by you! I would totally read that book. November is novel writing month – challenge he to write 50,000 words! I don’t know that I will do it this year but maybe next!


    • You’ll have to tell me more about this novel writing month!

      By the way, I was wondering how many words I would have to write to consider my story a “novel”. At last count I had 3500 words – only 46,500 more to go…


      • So I looked this up and I got different takes. Google says at least 40,000 words but other sites said more like 50,000 to 70,000 …. In any case, a lot of writing!!


  3. I can sympathize on the lack of inspiration, especially on the work front. When I feel like I’m getting lost in the chaos of work, I always try and plan something fun for while I’m on a work trip or for when I get home to keep me inspired until the chaos is over. Hope your week goes well and I’m looking forward to hearing more about the book!


    • Thanks! On the airplane now – keeping my mind off of flying so I don’t make myself miserable the whole way home.

      I’d never been to Chicago before November of last year, and now I’ve been there three times in the span of 11 months. It was lovely this time of year. The leaves we turning color and while I didn’t get to do anything fun I enjoying seeing the city in a different light.


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