My Escape

Do you ever have days where you are crazy busy, stressed, overworked, or just tired?  I know I do!  Today was one of those crazy busy days for me at work.  All Day - Non Stop.  I couldn't wait to get out of the office.  Now, don't get me wrong, I really like my job.  I am a catering sales and conference service manager at a hip hotel in downtown D.C.  I get to help plan events, such as meetings, receptions, dinners, and parties.  It's actually a lot of fun!  But when I have a day like I today,  I need an escape.

After work I come home (unless I go to the gym or a meeting or an event).  I put my super comfy Ann Taylor Loft leggings on.  I prep make dinner.  I turn the computer on...

...and then I escape into my TV Shows.  I live in a small studio apartment and there isn't much room for a TV, so I just use my internet.  Some of my favorite shows, the ones I can never miss, are Scandal, Hannibal, Once Upon A Time, Revenge, Grey's Anatomy, The Mindy Project, Glee, Nashville, and New Girl. I also love Smash.  Whenever I watch Smash I fall back into my theater ways.  The same thing happens when I watch Glee and Nashville.  I like to put my headphones on and have a "dance party" in my apartment.  I will select a soundtrack and pretend I'm Elphaba, Mimi, or Effie!  Or, I will just put on some awesome music, like Band Perry, and pretend I'm on stage in an arena performing to my millions of fans.  It helps me escape and relax.  I'm the same way with books.

Around 9:30pm I will turn the computer off and wash up for bed.  I will then read my current novel.  It's another way of escaping.  The big difference between this way and television is that I get to create the visual aspect of it all.  Yes, I'm given all the details, but I get to envision it.  The color of a woman's dress at the gala; the hues of the sunset on the beach she's walking along;  his gaze and he moves closer to her.  It's more romantic and more intimate.  Books invite you into the lives of the characters.  TV/Movies are great, don't misunderstand me, but there is something about reading a book.  Especially when it hasn't been made into a movie or television show yet.  You get to do the creating with your heart.

Well, it's about that time for me to wash up and hit the book...currently reading The Girl Who Played With Fire.  I read the first book and LOVED it.  I really enjoyed the movies too.  With this book I already knew who was playing the characters.  Even though I know what they look like (I don't mind picturing Daniel Craig) I get to create everything else!