I'm a huge Brooklyn 99 fan and have been waiting for the latest season to launch on Netflix so we can binge-watch it in one weekend.
I had no idea that Stephanie Beatriz and Melissa Fumero had directed episodes this season, and so when I fell across this article I was so pleased.
But there are so many things in here that hit right home for me.
'Am I allowed?' 'I don't want to ruffle any feathers'
In all the conversations I've had this week, the people who are struggling most are the ones waiting for permission, hoping for a solution not of their own making.
Unsolicited advice is just the best, said no-one ever. Yet it’s par for the course; people who haven’t taken the time to understand our problems (or even, oddly, if there even IS a problem to begin with) piling on with advice, often that we’ve either considered and discarded for good reason, or that was irrelevant to our circumstances to begin with.
This post is going to be seen by several thousand people. And honestly, the vast majority of them will glaze their eyes and move on, or plan to do it later and forget. Or think ‘I can’t make a change’ and slink away in fear.
Don’t be one of them.
Even at a conservative estimate I had worked at extra 2.5 solid years of work, in less than 7 years of working.
It’s a truly magical time of the year.
I’m not just saying that because it’s coming up to my birthday although obviously you should get thinking of what to buy me. Personally I’d go with gin, it’s always a strong choice.
But truly, it is magical. I’m seeing people get their dream training contracts, make plans and focus for the end of the school year, get clear on what they want from the remaining 6 months of the year.
And then there’s nature. I’m writing this late at night after taking Jasper out for his end of the evening walk. It’s a beautiful temperature outside, warm but not too warm. On our walk this evening we didn’t just see a fox, we saw a whole family of them.