It’s funny how quickly your life can turn around.
A couple of weeks ago I was having a bit of a “what the hell am I doing with my life??? It’s so hard to remain motivated” meltdown. I wanted to throw in the towel, give up on writing and move back to a small little town I once lived in and cuddle with friends.
Due to the fact that I have too many long term commitments and WAY too much stuff, running away from my life was going to end up being more difficult than staying.
So I decided to make some changes in an effort to find my motivation… these changes included
- Drinking wine instead of beer in an effort to take my wheat intolerance seriously.
- Waking up before 11am
- Joining a gym.
Now I am not going to go on a health rant here because I have by no means become the poster child for clean living. However, what I will say is that there is no denying the fact that looking after your physical self really helps your mental well being.
Anyway ever since I made these changes I have noticed that my luck has really started to turn around.
A dodgy craigslist ad that I reluctantly replied to turned out to be an awesome freelance writing gig, which I got. A meeting in a coffee shop turned out to be an amazing opportunity to get into event promotion and a decision to pick up a local paper allowed me to have one of the best nights I have ever had in Vancouver.
Since the reason I didn’t post yesterday was due to the fact that I picked up this paper I feel I should elaborate.
I grabbed the paper to read on the train when the train stopped I went to throw the paper into the recycling but for some reason I hesitated and decided to keep it for the escalator ride. Once I stepped on the escalator I opened the paper and randomly landed on a page with an article about Scottish band The View who were going to be playing at the Media Club that night.
Now I LOVE this band!!! Firstly because they are Scottish and I love Scottish people, secondly because they are indie babes and thirdly because their music rocks!!
So once I heard they were playing I knew I had to get tickets…after 30 minutes of failed attempts to get tickets in advance I was starting to give up on the idea of going to the show.
To make a long story short I went to dinner with friends then midway through,.thanks to a niggling feeling in my stomach, I decided to jump up from the dinner and run to the Media Club in the hope of getting a ticket with the goal of seeing the band then rejoining my friends after.
Now I have never gone to see a band alone, and to be honest I don’t think I want to make a habit of it but after a bottle of a wine and some drunk conversation with strangers I was having the time of my life!!
I was right next to the stage, I was loving the music and I was hanging with some rad new friends. As the band concluded I was ready to wind down from my high and go and meet up with friends again..but..that was when I was approached by a gentleman who asked me if I wanted to come and party at his place and meet the band.
Now my willingness to agree to go with a large group of random guys to a penthouse downtown with the hope of meeting The View made me realize two things
A: That I had become a massive groupie over the course of the show
B: that my decision making skills had clearly been greatly affected by the copious amounts of wine I had been drinking on a salad filled stomach.
Thankfully the guys I had met turned out to be amazing, friendly gentlemen who were super hospitable and nice.
Even more importantly they turned out to be legitimate and the guys from The View showed up to the apartment and had some beers with us.
Now I have worked backstage at some large festivals and been fortunate enough to meet some really cool talent, but meeting the guys from The View was the first time that I found myself completely star struck….I was screaming like a crazed fan on the inside and couldn’t believe that my split second decision to go to their show alone would end up being one of the best decisions I had ever made.
Anyway all this craziness made me realize that all this crap people say about “the secret” and keeping a positive attitude is true, I am having the time of my life and I think it is due to my attitude change.
That said a positive attitude can only do so much and currently positive thinking is not helping me relieve this horrendous hangover.
Till next time.