Friday 11 March 2011: Green
I am so blessed.
I think it's easy, in day-to-day life, when things are not quite as you'd like them, to forget the big picture. The small picture in my life right now is that I am not particularly happy in Boston, for a number of reasons. Don't get me wrong, there are a lot of things I like about living here. But a move anywhere is difficult, especially in the winter.
Anyway, today, I had a short, completely unrelated conversation that made me remember how lucky I am. I have seen so many opportunities in such a short time - I am, compared to most people in the career world, very young. And I there is more stability in my future than I give credit to.
So even if the details are wrong - not quite the field I want to be in anymore, wrong city, none of my best friends in town - I can't deny the facts. I have enough to eat, a place to sleep, and even though the economy is terrible and I am, in fact, poor, I'm not so poor that I can't take care of the basics. So today I'm trying to refocus and be grateful for exactly that.
I am looking forward to the next couple months and what is to come - I am refocusing and letting go of all these negatives I've been carrying since the ride ended (yes, I'm still getting over that - breakups, especially from ideas instead of people, are a bitch). Something someone said a couple days ago here really resonated with me and has been my mantra the past couple of days.
"What is meant for you will not go by."