Mondays. Am I right? Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for them. I like the new beginnings, I’m invigorated by the fresh takes and i generally come back from a weekend feeling refreshed and ready for new challenges. But, Mondays, they take it all out of me. I can’t read on Monday evenings because I’m just spent from the intellectual output of all the catching up and all the reestablishing the lay of the land. So, Monday’s are the nights I commit to nothing more than tv.
Speaking of…tonight is the premiere of The Fix, a new ABC drama.
Attorney and author Marcia Clark co-writes and executive produces a new legal drama about Maya Travis, a Los Angeles district attorney who suffers a devastating defeat when prosecuting an A-list actor for double murder. With her high-profile career derailed, she decides she needs a change and flees for a quieter life in Washington. Eight years later, when this same celebrity comes under suspicion for another murder, Maya Travis finds herself lured back to the DA’s office for another chance at justice.
This is meaningful to me because one of the show’s creators is Elizabeth Craft, sister to Gretchen Rubin and co-host with her on my favourite podcast, Happier. She also co-hosts another podcast, Happier in Hollywood, with her writing partner and The Fix’s co-creator, Sarah Fain. Throughout both podcasts, listeners have been treated to a glimpse into every step of the process of having this show come to life. I’ve heard Liz Craft talk about this – and life in general – so much that every time I see mention of The Fix, I catch myself before I say, “my friend is one of the writers!” It sure feels that way, though. Imaginary friend, anyway.
I had a couple of big, meaningful meetings today and the last thing I did before leaving was talk to my boss about the next big (and this one frustrating) meeting on our shared agenda. I was feeling exhausted, deflated and deterred as I got stuck behind a train. Then I looked up and saw this. It’s true, there really are signs everywhere.