Sunday, June 26, 2016
I've always wanted to go to VidCon, and I always enjoy V3Con, so this past week was both fun and exhausting. I got the opportunity to attend VidCon as an industry attendee, though the majority of the convention tends to be focused on the fans and on creators (as it should be).
I always get a little anxious around networking events (that's a blog post for another time), and there was originally someone who had offered to be my guide around my first VidCon, but she friend-ghosted me, so I was on my own. The convention, overall, was good (interesting, in a good way!), but there were also a couple things I wasn't too sure of...
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Nobody really talks about how busy you become near the end of someone else's life. There's a lot of paperwork that needs to be obtained and understood and filled out. There are appointments to make (and keep). There's tupperware to fill with snacks, and efforts to make every last conversation meaningful.
And the whole time, even though you don't want to think about it because thinking about it makes it real, there are arrangements that need to be made for if and when that end comes.
Ultimately, we do all these things, and more, not just for the person, but also for ourselves. It makes us feel better to be busy; to be useful, rather than helpless.