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  • Writer's pictureEdie Montreux

Be Here Now

I talked a lot today. I'm not a huge fan of talking, and now I'm exhausted. Yay, introvert!

I used to worry about time wasted talking to people. I'm doing better about "being here now," but it's still a struggle. When someone reminds me how busy I am, I immediately think I should be doing something about it, not standing around talking.

I stay in the moment by reminding myself I care about the people to whom I speak. If I didn't, I wouldn't talk to them. Seriously. If you think that's not true, you don't know me at all. I forced an awkward conversation with an acquaintance today because I didn't want to stand around in silence, even though this person is worse at small talk than even I am (which I didn't think was possible). I want to make people smile, if only for a moment. I want to be the bright spot in someone's day, the way Lemur is my knight in shining vehicle when it's time to go home.

Thursday is going to be another day of "Always-On Edie," with constant meetings and chatter. That means I have to do all the work tomorrow, so I'm not overwhelmed on Friday. I also need to get plenty of sleep, exercise, and drink lots of water. Winter is coming, and many of my coworkers are already suffering cold symptoms. "Throat-Frog Edie" is the worst Edie there is. Let's hope she doesn't show her face any time soon.

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