A brain glitch whereby we totally space out can happen to anyone. Nothing we can do about it, except maybe blame it on Mercury (the Planet, not Freddie) being in retrograde…that’s if it is…and since it is…that’s my punchline for the story I’m about to tell you.  

Yesterday I go in for a call back for a nice TV commercial for a cool brand. A call back means that the original audition went well — so now they “call you back” to see you a second time.  

I walk into the room. The casting agent and the “client” are there. They ask my name. Easy question. I get that right.  

Then they ask what I do.  And, here’s where I can only blame it on Mercury…

I’ve been a public speaker for 30 years!  I know perfectly well how to answer the question, “What do you do” or “Tell me a bit about you.”  I’m almost 60 years old!  I’ve been answering that question for decades — personally & professionally. I write for a living and I do all kinds of public speaking!

But, here — in my “Mercury in Retrograde, all communication falters and chaos reigns due to planetary backward movement” moment — my answer to “Tell us about yourself?”

I say:  “I’m a girl.” 

Seriously. Say what? Like how could I ever invent such a brain-dead answer.

Then, to my horror when I mentally contemplate the total obvious absurdity that has just bypassed my brain, yet slipped out my lips, I say… “Yup. And I’m OK with that.”

SO — today, I could be crying about it…and in a way I am. I called my Mom —who is my biggest fan and whom I tell all my glory stories — and, I had tears of laughter running down my cheeks as I relayed this story. 

Then, I chose to assuage my ego by doing what I do best: Breathe. Then, write a blog about it. I decided that as great as I feel thanks to all of your heartwarming comments…clearly I’m still very human…even though I can strike a great troll pose! 

I’m @DianGriesel aka @SilverDisobedience the author of The Silver Disobedience Playbook ✨ I’m a Perception Analyst who shares my Daily Meditations for other Ageless, Passionate & Curious People. 

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