There Is No Try

I’m sure I’ve discussed this before, but Wanderlust and the original Star Wars trilogy are some of my favorite movies of all time. Wanderlust lands on my faves for two reasons: 1) I laugh hysterically every single time I watch it and 2) I relate to a lot of the themes throughout the film. I’ll save my discussion on the capitalist/social media obsessed/city vs. the hippie/nature/creator versions of myself for another time. What really strikes a chord in me whenever I watch this movie is when George (Paul Rudd) brings up that his wife, Linda (Jen Aniston), has always had so many various projects and how difficult it is to be married to someone who still doesn’t know what their major is. Ouch.

"It's an occasional cafe!"
“It’s an occasional cafe!”

Linda, Linda, honey, listen! I feel ya, girl. I’m someone who is constantly switching from project to project and idea to idea. One day, I’m starting a blog, then I’m attempting a (sort of) weekly music post, then I’m starting an illustration line, then I’m starting a new real-life job, then I’m writing a novel, then I’m talking about grad school, then I’m planning on missing mimosa brunch for archery classes… like, fuck, man. Do I think I’m an octopus? Is this just another example of my insanity – somehow believing I can actually multi-task to this extent and be successful at any of it? It’s definitely an ambitious attempt, but I don’t think I’ll become the next Renaissance woman without more Adderall self-control and discipline.

Now, here’s where Star Wars comes into play.

Master Yoda once said, “Do or do not. There is no try.” That wise little Jedi’s words need to stay with me. I’m still such a Padawan, it hurts almost as much as people confusing Star Wars with Star Trek. But I was going into Tosche Station to pick up some power converters! OKAY. Enough Star Wars. I’ll stop. For now.

How do I organize all of these goals? Do I set up a vision board in my bedroom to show off to the drunk guys I bring home from the bar? Is there an app for that?

I guess this is the curse of being the daughter of 2 entrepreneurs. I guess I need to step up my game. Put me in, coach!



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