Appreciating the Now

Today, I woke up with a greater appreciation of the Now. I only have two weeks left at my company. And suddenly the morning commute isn’t something I dread. I think whenever there’s an end in sight you can appreciate the now. In a weird way, I feel like a huge weight had been lifted off my chest. Suddenly, my whole world is wide open again.

This summer may be the best summer my life. I get to spend time with the people I love, to devote hours of every day to writing, to read to my hearts content, and suddenly a   restructuring turned into a dream come true. Maybe, I’m just looking on the bright side.

Because the loss of income, frankly, sucks. I’m also going to miss some of my coworkers. Three years is a long time to spend with people.  Finding a new job in this economy–not  going to be easy.  Probably going to have to give up my apartment in Manhattan this fall. So there you have it, those of the  negatives.

Strolling up Wall Street, something I’ve done a million times, takes on new meaning. Everything feels more important that it did a few days ago. The funny thing is you never ever appreciate what you have until you’re in danger of losing it. But you also find out who your true friends are. And  I owe a huge thanks to:  Brett, my dad, my mom,  Oliver, Zach, and Lily for being there, listening, and helping me see that everything could be okay.

Tell me about your experiences that gave you a new appreciation for the Now…

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8 Responses to Appreciating the Now

  1. berry says:

    The recent illnesses I have experienced have shown me how precious life is. I am still not sure I am okay and losing weight now seems pointless. Why waste time working out when I could be dying? Does put things in proper perspective.

    • Being sick is rough. Sorry to hear about that Berry. Everything is relative I guess. Too bad perspective comes at a price and always later than would be useful. 🙂 take care.

  2. Lucas says:

    I sympathize with your lay-off, as my sister recently suffered the same fate at her design studio in Melbourne. However the possibilities that open up can be a true blessing. Now you will be free to sing like a golden canary high in a treetop.

    • Thanks Lucas. I hope your sister will be okay. I totally agree about the new possibilities. Today I woke up feeling filled with purpose and able to appreciate what I do have because I know I won’t have it in the future. I’ll definitely be chirping away in the treetop, but my singing voice leaves a lot to be desired. LOL.

  3. Emma says:

    Again, you have my full sympathy for being laid off. But on the upside, it seems like you have a great family and a lot of friends who support you and that’s what’s really important in life. Plus, you have your writing, which will finally make you a successful author 🙂 Best of look for finding a new job!

    • Thanks Emma! Being laid-off stinks. Weirdly enough I’ve been laid off before and it made me more prepared for this. I have a decent savings so I will survive. Thank God I’m still a writer.

  4. Elle says:

    Sorry to hear about the lay-off…. but you have a great outlook, and may this summer be the Summer of Kourtney 🙂

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