Given that my feet are a bloody mess from walking miles and miles the first day, I’m choosing not to lug it when I have a movie event to get to. I worked out my schedule for tomorrow. The first half of the day is web accessibility at the convention center. The second half is me on my butt in the theater. So my other challenge is how to get to the film(s). I can leave my heavy stuff in my car and hoof it, take the shuttle, or drive. The choice really depends on where the movie is, how big the crowd will be, and whether or not I have another event to get to afterwards. See? It’s not that simple. And all of this is just me talking about the actual work and fun sober events. Tie parties into it and it gets even more complicated. Or les, if you’re drinking…that at least takes driving out of the scenario. Which also may mean giving up an exciting new film that’s logistically too far.
Just so I don’t go nuts with all the decision making and little things that irk me and get in the way, I tell myself I have to accept my decisions and avoid the shoulda coulda woulda scenarios. They will only detract from the experience. So my new mantra here is: “silence your demons and make the most of it. You’re a lucky girl.”