Got some rest, heading home tied! Fair to say the winner of this series is heading to the Finals? Either a great Hawks team or a good Wings team playing great
“You’ve got too much to wear on your sleeves; it has too much to do with me.”
This is a valuable lesson
It’s actually a real-life-vs-canon reference to the fact that dogs (and children under 9 months) have very limited notions of object permanence. For them, the entire universe is basically just what they can see. So when your dog is really excited for you to get home from work or school every day, it’s because they’re super glad you exist again.
Whether those feelings are good or bad: Honestly. Honest to them, but also with yourself. Wait a few days, if you can, if you have to. And do it in a way (setting, mode, timing, etc) that you’re both comfortable and open to discussion. Prepare answers, but also prepare questions. Then just relax and be brave.
In a funny way, it’s more of just where I ended up. Through the middle of the ’00s, I decided not to become an engineer and (re?)kindled a love for writing. At the same time, I was in a band with someone who was going through legal and personal issues, keeping us from playing much. I used the extra free time to network, ingraining myself in the local music scene and eventually launching the Middle of the Mitten festival. Working on a $0 budget, social media was our only available marketing tool, and I had enough personal experience to make it work. Fortunately, over the next few years, my writing education also provided me with some key conceptual knowledge in communications and marketing, which led me to my job at MSU. Originally, I was just supposed to be a copywriter and editor, but I stumbled across our department’s (lack of) social media presence and took over. It’s so natural now, I had no problem launching my own social media consultancy a year ago. Most of it’s about being able to connect to an imagined audience (as a writer) and individual people (as an alternate path for customer service), while disconnecting from yourself (as an objective user/reader/observer).