Pick Me! Pick Me!
True Tales of Getting Lost and Getting Real in Reality TV
Pick Me! Pick Me! is a reflection on how our occupations can define us and how sometimes the person we are at home is very different than the persona we project at the office. Sometimes it’s good to step back and remember who we really are. Yes, the world of casting bad reality shows is unique but being stuck in a regretful job is universal. I climbed my way out and you can too!
— John Donohue, bestselling editor of Man With a Pan: Culinary Adventures of Fathers Who Cook For their Families
— Marcus Baram, author of Gill Scott Heron: Pieces of a Man
If you’re into books like You Are a Badass and The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck you may dig Pick Me! Pick Me!
Thanks Mark Manson for confirming what I took so long to learn; that eventually you need to get out of your own way and that may mean get out of a business that makes you feel as worthless as wisdom teeth, an appendix, or male nipples. As Mark says, “In life, we have a limited amount of fucks to give. So you must choose your fucks wisely.” I finally chose.
Thanks Jen Sincero for preaching that “so often, we pretend we’ve made a decision, when what we’ve really done is signed up to try until it gets too uncomfortable.” I now realize I was rubber-stamping my stifling inaction by restfully snoozing on a bed of nails until I eventually realized my back was full of bloody nails. Ouch.