For those of you that haven’t seen this, or don’t watch Saturday Night Live, this is a video clip that was posted right after the show earlier this year featuring Robyn as the musical guest. The writing staff was still at work at 4:30 a.m. on writing night (the day before all their sketches are pitched to the producers and they choose what will end up on the show), and they obviously were a bit slap happy. Instead of writing a sketch, they decided to recreate the music video for Robyn’s song “Call Your Girlfriend” in their office. This video came out right before I signed up for the Path Finder Course a few months back, and weirdly enough, it was one of the catalysts to get moving and start to find what makes me happy. I remember watching this video and thinking, “This is what I want.”
Why This Video Flipped My Switch:
1. They are obviously exhausted, but when you love your work, you can find fun in anything.
2. The support of everyone on the staff helping out. Even show regulars are hanging around with flashlights, ready to create a rave when the lights are switched off.
3. They enjoy working together. Maybe not every day, but at least sometimes.
4. It’s the same thing I love about this video, which I posted last year. They are taking time out to laugh at themselves, even when they’ve been stuck in the office all day.
Now I understand work isn’t always fun. Sometimes it sucks (I mean, 4:30 a.m. doesn’t really sound fun to me), but not having more of these types of moments in my life is what prompted me to start trying to inject just a little more daily joy. Whether that’s here on the blog, at my job, at a karaoke bar…wherever. But life’s to damn short to spend it toiling away in a cubicle with little or no laughter.
P.S. For those of you that have never heard this song or seen the music video, here’s a side by side comparison. Not bad, Mr. Killam. Not bad at all.