So at about 2.30am I realised I wasn’t going to sleep and I should stop wasting time in bed. I’d be much better served getting up and wasting time on the computer. My brain was going over and over details about the As One gathering for YouTubers in Melbourne. I kept thinking of all the things I still have to organise.
I’m lying in the dark ticking off videos I want to make, people I need to call, information I have to publicise and on top of it all I’m still planning for my trip to LA next week.
Well, at least I have one less thing to worry about now. In the middle of wasting time skipping through YouTube videos (welcome to YouTube, Oprah!) I got an email from my NY contact saying the producer had changed plans. Now they want to shift the interview from LA back to NY and do it in December or January rather than next week.
With any change to a plan there are positives and negatives. The single biggest positive to this change is that I don’t lose a week of preparation time just before the As One gathering. I’m sure my partner in crime, SeanBedlam, will be greatly relieved (although he’s been nothing but supportive about me going for this interview). Now I can concentrate on one thing at a time. I’m thinking of all positives and negatives of this change:
POSITIVE: More time for me to prepare
NEGATIVE: More time for me to freak out
POSITIVE: I get to go to New York! For the first time!
NEGATIVE: I don’t get to see the people I would have seen in LA
I’m sure there’s more than that but it’s 4am here now and my brain isn’t functioning as well as I thought it was. When I started writing this I imagined I had a really long +/- list. Hmmm, there is the possible complication that I was planning to start a new job in December or January. Oh god, and NY is going to be freezing in Dec/Jan isn’t it?
Ah well, life is an adventure. I knew I was asking for trouble when I made that “May you live in interesting times” video a few weeks back.
3 responses to “My brain won’t switch off”
We who live in the madhouse have such troubles at 4 a.m. as well. Next time I’m up, I’ll give you a call.
Just kidding. The judge told me I can’t stalk anyone any more.
2, 3, or 4 am, none of these are good times to get on the computer now are they? Really. One should be making only Zs at those hours. The brain needs rest. Don’t forget that.
Or you’ll be angry all the time.
Yes, NY is a freezing hellhole in January. Bring your long underwear. Go see a Rangers game, learn to skate if you can’t already, and enjoy the sound of dry snow under your boots, like walking on styrofoam.