As a thank you to all the people who don't close their curtains at night and let me have glimpses of their worlds, I'd like to give you a vulnerable and honest list of a day in my life.
Couple points of context: I own a distillery here in Vermont (Stonecutter Spirits) so the amount of booze-related material below has a healthy place. I'm 34, an only child, my divorced dad died suddenly a few months ago, and this is my day off from work.
Write thank yous to people who attended my father's funeral (I'm way over my grace period on this but haven't brought myself to do it yet)
Clean the litter box (#catladyproblems) and the kitchen (way overdue as well)
Get really excited seeing photos from a recent cocktail photoshoot; immediately send link to my favorite person who confirms they are awesome
Think about doing laundry. Just think.
Find a copy of the death certificate, cry uncontrollably for 45 seconds
Try to not think about the upcoming work week. Fail and check work email.
HOLY SHIT MY LEFT PINKY TOE NAIL JUST CAME OFF
Watch an episode of Blindspot while eating an herb omelet; pretend I'll turn it off when I'm done eating but instead finish the whole episode
Bring a bottle of my gin to my massage therapist to say thank you for the good care she takes of me
BUY DAMN GROCERIES SO I WILL STOP EATING TAKE OUT
Take death certificate to AT&T store to stop service on my dad's phone
Cry in my Subaru outside the AT&T store
Move an antique bar from the distillery to a vacant storefront in Bristol in preparation for a Secret Bar speakeasy this Thursday and Friday. The post-rain sunset is one of the most gorgeous I've seen all year--dusty plum and apricot clouds.
Take my favorite person out for dinner in exchange for helping me move the damn bar
Get so lost in our conversation that when we look up we realize we are the last people at the restaurant (it is a Monday after all)
Crack open Fiddlehead beers and continue chatting on favorite person's porch
Tomorrow holds too much: a long session at the whiteboard to figure out how to schedule seven people to cover ten events, emails to potential investors as we start raising $1M to put in new stills and equipment, and a drive to Burlington to for two separate work meetings concerning a weekly summer tiki bar and the final interior design for a wine bar consulting job.
Regardless, today was a good day. Thank you all for letting me throw open my curtains.
All my love,