This is one of those brief blog posts (they all start like that). I don’t need to go into every detail, but I feel like 2 different people… and each has its strength and weakness.
In December/January, I was reaching the cusp of a period of period of distraction. I was uber-creative, more than usual… but also hlongad a bitch of a time focusing and implementing. I’d get stuff done… it was just getting started. My bank account felt it. That’s some of the stuff I haven’t been posting. It really sucks when you get hit with an overdraft, get funds again, and keep racing the credit cards. Not a good feeling.
Then, out of the blue, I just get hit with all these projects. Some public speaking (which I truly enjoy – let me know if you need a speaker for your company/event/conference), some graphics, some photography, some scriptwriting/filming/editing (my favorite kind too!), and some consulting. It seems there’s no time to sleep… the other day I blew off a midnight party when I woke up at midnight with indigestion… but I was a happy camper, ’cause when I went to sleep at 5pm, we had just celebrated getting our week’s worth of sleep-sacrifice out at FedEx at 3:57, when 4pm was the absolute deadline. What a rush!
So, there’s hippy Ori, and yuppie Ori. Craig says I shouldn’t say “Workaholic”, as it has a negative connotation… try “really motivated” instead. So… I’m back in my “really motivated” state now, and I don’t know if I’ve changed lives, saved a kitten, or waht… but each gig is getting cooler and cooler. Check this out for example:
The other day, my buddy Caleb Jennings catches me on Skype. Caleb is working with David Wolfe, and they are throwing Longevity Conference. Caleb invited me to be their VIP Guest… but as you recall, my funds situation was not the best… I was not sure about Travel Funds, as I was busting ass to get caught up.
I’d love to see my friends, and learn new things, but is that the responsible thing to do? “Do you guys need a photographer?” “I don’t know… you’d have to ask Larry.”
The next day I get a call “you’re not going to believe this- I woke up at noon, had a skype on my screen ‘Can Ori shoot the event for us, and how much?” He hadn’t spoken to Larry… it just so happened that I partied with Larry at Burning Man, and he got to see my badass photo skills, so had me in mind. What luck?!
So, I worked all day. I worked all night. I worked the same the previous day, etc… I took a break to go running. I’m in “really motivated” mode, so I’m listening to more audio books again, and exercising is easier.
Friends are great, the weather’s great, and I’m spending some time thinking forward. Expect some interesting changes soon….
Anyways, it’s 2:10. I haven’t packed. At 2am I got a text confirming I have a place to stay. It was actually Aron telling me that his friend Angel will text me.
Angel heard about my photography, and she lives right next to where the conference is. She’s meeting me at thae airport. She sounds really cool… I don’t know much about her though, as I only asked at 10:20pm
last minute couchsurfing shoutout
In 4 hours, someone got a hold of me, and I already know that since she’s friends of Aron, she must be interesting and fun.
I feel I haven’t blogged in a while…. maybe that’s why I’m blogging at 2:30am, while my bag is unpacked.
Oh yeah, clothes. I bought a bunc of new ones over the last few days. Mock me if you must, but I’m looking schnazzy, and I did so very affordably at Ross. I love my new Kenneth Cole belt. Anything Kenneth Cole looks amazing on me. I don’t know how or why that is. If Kenneth reads this, and wants to sponsor my journey, I will wear Kenneth Cole all day, all night (but not ALL of every night… if you know what I mean.)
So, yeah… feel I haven’t blogged in a while. I’ve certainly been swamped with work. So, now I’m making up for it.
Ok, seriously- gotta go pack! Stop reading! I mean it, I gotta go! Well… ok… I’ll just write more from Cali– it’s bound to be interesting! Check out where I’m going.
I think I may do more event photography- it’s a fun way to travel, and I like events. Give me a few days, I’ll organize an album.