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While walking to the bank this morning, a homeless man stopped to ask me for food. Like a lot of people, I just ignored him and moved on. When I left the bank, the man was still outside asking strangers for a meal. I started to walk by him again, but then changed my mind and doubled back.
I asked the gentleman if I could get him a sandwich. He replied that he wanted a brownie and a chocolate milk. Figuring that if I was homeless I’d want some chocolate too, I went into Subway to get his snack. Of course, since it was 8:45 in the morning, they didn’t have brownies. Thankfully, I had better luck with a coffee shop down the block, and soon handed a bag of brownies, chocolate milk, a banana and a sandwich (I have mothering instincts, apparently) to the man — who did not seem especially grateful for my menu additions.
Despite the hassle, this is probably the highlight of my month. I can only hope that if I were ever in that situation, someone would do the same for me. Pass the karma on, friends.
I’m very excited to announce that I’m now the General Manager of the Bandy Carroll Hellige Indianapolis office. I’m super pumped and humbled, and owe a big thanks to my lovely and talented colleagues that consistently make work a fun place to be everyday. Looking forward to continuing to lead the Indy office to greatness!
(I couldn’t unplug. It makes me nervous. Therefore, day two’s blog was selected from the alternative topics.)
1.Todd. He’s the best man I’ve ever met.
2.My amazing team at work. We’ve pulled rabbits out of our asses at the final hour (figuratively), won great clients, and produced fabulous results – all while truly, honestly enjoying one another’s company and having fun.
3.Frontline. Oh PBS, your documentaries are awesome.
4.Beth moving back to Indiana. I missed her too much while she was in Cali.
5.The Marriage Plot. SUCH a good read. (And not at all about what it sounds like.)
6.The New Yorker. Omg, curling up in bed with coffee and the week’s copy is the best pleasure ever. Well, almost.
7.Pharmaceuticals. Because I finally caved and gave into modern medicine, realizing I didn’t have to be a basket case all the time.
8.Mark Cuban’s Super Bowl party. Yes, I broke my foot that night, but it was such a fun time. Even when Katy Perry sprayed whipped cream on me, ruining my new dress and expensive hair do.
9.Working on the 48 Hour Film Festival. It was such fun to make a movie over the course of the weekend. What a creative boost!
10.SXSW. This year wasn’t as great as most, but it still left me newly inspired and passionate about my industry.
This is the photo that best encapsulates my year. 2012 started out rather rough; In early January I broke my arm, a few weeks later I broke my foot and I was battling severe panic disorder that caused depression which essentially made me a hermit for through May. Through the help of casts, modern pharmaceuticals and therapy, I started to get back to my old self in early May. Then on May 15, I had my first date with Todd. I was terrified – as you might imagine, first dates don’t bode well for people with panic disorder – but two minutes in, I felt right at home. We clicked immediately and we both just knew; this was it. He’s accepted me, flaws and all, even when that means I’m hyperventilating for no reason or have to leave the theatre in the middle of a movie because I suddenly feel claustrophobic. But more than that, he’s let me be myself, totally unedited. He makes me feel safe, comfortable, protected and loved. The comfort and connection we feel with each other shows perfectly in this photo.
The short film I wrote last weekend (along with a few other brilliant men) for the 48 Film Project won Best Writing AND Best Use of Genre. Watch it here! (It’s just 7 minutes long. You’ll dig it… I hope.)