Sleepless in Los Angeles

For the next week I’m going to be operating in limbo time. I always try to squeeze in too much when I’m back in my old haunt. My body is on central time so it’s 4:30am PST and I’m up and about. I didn’t get to bed until 12:00am last night because I was catching up with my BFF. I’ll be nodding off in the afternoon which is awful since I actually have to go into “The Office” this week and be corporate and everything.

I’ll be seeing a couple of friends! The ones I’m most looking forward to are my first critique group. I thanked them in my GH® acceptance speech and I can’t wait to give them the biggest hug possible for little ol’ me. I’ll also be visiting the charter school that I helped start three years ago. They’re going into their senior year! We’ll be having our first graduating class and I’m already planning to fly out in July. I can’t wait to see my fellow teachers and the students. Go Gryphons!

I never had much of a social calendar while I was living here. 🙂 There’s something about moving away that makes you more popular….hmmm….

I do find the dual time zone is good for one thing. I do have a bunch to get done and it stretches out the day. Yes, the all nighter was always a bad habit of mine in school. I know it’s not a sustainable work habit, but I find a good binge once in a while gets me caught up. My hubby would be so mad to see this right now, but he doesn’t read the blog. 🙂

California Dreaming

hollywoodIn California today and going to drive down to San Diego for cousin Kimmy’s wedding. Still floating on air on the wings of my agent announcement.

Jet lag and sleeplessness seem like they are just going to stick with me for a while. Whenever, I’m back in California I seem to burn the candle from both ends; waking up insanely early because my body is used to Central time, then staying up too late because I’m out with friends or what not.

Already my Los Angeles schedule is filling up:

  • Kimmy’s wedding – Lots of family time
  • Tea and sit down with Little Sis to go over my critiques for her manuscript
  • Dinner/Lunch with mum
  • Take pictures of Hollywood and Kodak Theatre (for Amanda)
  • And then there’s  a bunch friends I want to see!  Divas are in town, I haven’t seen my chemistry counterpart in forever, and my BFF has a play that’s opening this week. It’s so hard to squeeze everything into one week. I always feel like I’m neglecting someone.

This is all while juggling my real life IT job. I’ll be working from the hotel and driving to the OC for a team meeting one of the days.

On the other hand, the timing is so perfect. I so want to see everyone and give them the biggest hug in the world! I don’t know who or what to thank — I just want to thank everyone. The emotions are overwhelming. Life is full and life is good.

I keep thinking of the last line of “Pursuit of Happyness”:

“This part of my life, this one little part, is called ‘happiness’.”