Rachel Brosnahan has had the same resolution for years: be 5 minutes early

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I don’t know Rachel Brosnahan from her work as I didn’t watch House of Cards and haven’t seen Marvelous Mrs. Maisel yet! I know a lot of you love it and recommend it. Whenever I see Rachel interviewed she seems so nice and down to earth that it makes me want to watch her shows. Rachel is in the crime drama I’m Your Woman on Amazon Prime, out now. The reviews are split, with critics liking it much more than audiences do. Rachel did an interview with Stephen Colbert that was pretty funny. She said she went on an RV trip with her husband and their two dogs and that the hardest part was emptying their toilets. A few celebrities have done RV trips this rough year, like Jesse Eisenberg and Rachel McAdams. It seems like a nice way to travel now as you don’t have to stress about being in hotels and you can bring your dogs along, like Rachel and her husband, Jason Ralph, did. My favorite part of the interview was when Rachel said she hasn’t worn hard pants in months and also when she talked about her resolutions.

On this year so far and how she spent New Year’s
I feel like we have to start 2021 in February. Let’s just throw January back to 2020. I’ve been in a family pod since March. We haven’t worn hard pants since March so we thought we’d get dressed up, ring in the new year. We put on some shiny dresses. It lasted for about an hour [we took] pictures then ripped everything off and put our pajamas on.

Colbert asks what hard pants are
I’m sure someone brilliant on Twitter came up with this. Hard pants are anything but yoga pants, leggings, sweats. I’ve got a dress on and underneath it I’m wearing leggings still.

On her resolutions
I’ve made the same resolution for the last couple of years. I’m still working on it. I have resolved in 2021 that starts in February to be five minutes early instead of five minutes late. Secondly to return emails and text messages in a much timelier fashion. Which I did today and I finally got under 10,000 which feels like a big win.

[From The Late Show on YouTube]

I wanted to talk about this because I schedule my time so tightly that I’m usually right on time for things or about two minutes late. I’ve done this for years and it’s a hard habit to break! I’m rarely late and if I will be five minutes or more late I’ll tell people about it. I just don’t like being early. It’s been a lot starker to me in lockdown because I stay busy at home so I show up right on time for Zoom meetings. I can say I want to be five minutes early but I don’t really think I do. I don’t like waiting around much and it feels weird for me to sit for a few minutes until the next thing starts. I hate being late though so it’s definitely a mindset I could change. As for her email, I get back to people quickly but keep all my email and pay Google for the extra storage. My inbox is currently well over six digits. Having all my email has come in handy though!

Also I related so much to the hard pants story. I mail ordered a bunch of leggings over the summer and that’s been my pandemic outfit. My goal this year is to wear hard pants out of the house though so I’m forced to realize that most of my pants no longer fit.

Here’s the part of the interview we talked about above. In the second part of the interview she talked about working with a baby and how it was tricky. They had a realistic fake baby though too.

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  1. HeyThere! says:

    TMMM is an amazing series!! I am impatiently waiting on a new season! Love the RV pics. That’s the only type of camping I could do.

  2. Laura says:

    She’s married to Quentin on The Magicians!
    Love that they’re a couple they both seem like great people. I think she just had a baby too?
    And I cried so hard at Quentins last scene omg. Can never hear Take on Me again without welling up.

  3. Midge says:

    Being late is a character flaw. It shows that you don’t respect others’ time.

    • Zantasia says:

      Came here to say this. I think I’m late if I’m only 2 minutes early. If you are chronically late it tells me that you think your time is more important than mine, or that you just don’t think about me at all.

      • AnneSurely says:

        Being on time means you also don’t have time to prepare, so you might be physically present at the deadline but now everyone has to wait for you to be ready to participate. Getting to a meeting early means you are able to sit and think about what your contribution is going to be. It’s just respectful of everyone else’s time and helps get the work accomplished faster so that people can move on to their next meetings. Folks need to decenter their own wants and needs more. No one wants to be at work meetings. That doesn’t mean you get to inconvenience everyone else. If we’ve learned anything else this year, it’s that.

      • Louise says:

        I read an article somewhere last week that said it’s often the opposite: that the late person often has low self esteem and it doesn’t register that they’re important
        enough to be missed. Not sure I agree, just throwing it out there.

  4. Maddy Gibney says:

    I love her! Being late if it’s a consistent is a problem. I have some colleagues who rock up to a meeting 10/15mins late all the time with no courtesy message to say hey sorry, running behind.

  5. Mindy_Dopple says:

    Seriously thought it was Evan Rachel Wood in I’m your Woman!! They look like twins!!

  6. Moo says:

    I have the same problem with 5 minutes late and email responses. I’m going to adopt her resolution!

  7. vertes says:

    Love TMMM. Rachel is terrific!