1. Now that I’m in Hollywood, I have many friends who run their own shows and one of the personality traits at a party — being overwhelmed by being a show-runner on a show — is just something people adopt. …

    And one thing my mom and dad raised me believing is that everyone is busy, so it’s not really a good conversation topic to talk about how busy you are. And it’s a little narcissistic, in fact, to talk about that because everyone is stressed out no matter what job you’re in. Nobody is like, ‘Yeah, I’m doing really well — work is just a total snooze and so easy.’ So when I got this job, I thought, ‘I’m going to be that person who is the star of their own show and the show-runner and the head writer, etcetera, etcetera — but I’m going to always seem like it’s no big deal.’ And I was actually able to do that for first six weeks. And now, I have to say, it’s a little hard to pretend that I’m just like this cool-as-a-cucumber person.

    — Mindy Kaling on getting little sleep. Does this ring true for anyone out there? It home over here…

  2. Mindy Kaling

    The Mindy Project

    being busy