I know this sounds frivolous during a recession (yes I believe we’re still in a recession), but I hired a personal assistant. I have been talking non-committedly about this concept for years. Wouldn’t it be great to have a personal assistant? What a waste of money. That stuff I can do on my own, I’m just lazy. That is all true. I am lazy. I would rather spend time with my husband or friends on weekends than run to Home Depot or Costco.
I realized recently that all these errands have been seriously clouding my existence. I look at my never-ending To Do list and start having a mini meltdown. So I told myself to do some research. Research in the Bay Area = Craigslist. I scoured the ads, emailed a few people, and got responses that were completely out of my price range. $50/hour?! I can do it myself for $50/hour. Ridiculoso.
Well, God looked down on me and sent me someone who is so reasonably-priced and Fabuloso. This is the karma I’ve been talking about. I deserve this luxury.
You know all those errands that you just never get done because they’re not that important? My assistant is finally doing all that stuff. I own a painting that has been in a gallery for three years. I never picked it up because I’m stinking lazy. Now I can finally have it in my possession.
Look way down at the bottom of your To Do list and think how happy you’d be if those tasks finally got completed. I have two cocktail rings that have never been resized because the jeweler I go to is only open during work hours. Who has free time during work hours? I can finally wear those rings once my assistant gets them resized during his time. Which frees up my life to drink with friends, make travel plans, all the good stuff.
So because I am the coolest blogger in the city of San Francisco, I saved you time and money and found you a personal assistant who can do for you what he does for me. Let me know. He rocks!