The sixth episode of Gemma & The Bear - the Season Finale - was released this past Monday, and I've been crabby all week.
Tuesday night found me sitting on the kitchen floor, reading Facebook on my phone, eating old pistachio gelatto out of the container and blowing off the gym. Basically: willfully feeling bad about myself.
What the . . . ?
I wrote a bit about the Gemma & The Bear journey here. What I don't think I expressed was the extent to which the whole experience has felt like an intensive graduate program in content creation. I know so much more than I did and am so much stronger and more capable in this area than I was a year ago. It's kind of incredible and, looking at what I personally spent, it was probably a bargain.
So here I am. A recent graduate without a job; in that middle place between being still tired and frayed from the final push and not yet having begun moving towards the next thing (whatever it is).
My plan is to spend September (and maybe some of October) figuring out what the next thing might be and making an action-plan to move towards it. August saw me struggling more and more to meet my own blogging and newsletter deadlines and so, while I hope to put more here during the next few weeks, I'm not making any promises. I've got other writing to do in other places. I've got a little boy starting a new school. I'm hoping to do some quality big-picture thinking and take care of a bunch of housekeeping along the way.
In the meantime, I hope you will enjoy Gemma & The Bear. For all of my crabbyness, it feels really good - and I'm extremely proud - to have reached this particular milestone. Can't wait to share the next thing with you soon . . .