As we hazily sipped on our takeaway coffees from St. Jude one morning by the car in a little lane just off Bourke Street, I looked up at the naked branches above me and thought about how resilient nature is.
It’s funny how we get so caught up with the troubles in our lives, that we somehow forget that nothing is permanent. Not even the winter cold. Not even the leaves on the oldest trees on earth. Not even our troubles.
I think the trick to resilience is to avoid being too fixated on our shortcomings for too long. It’s not always easy, but when I maintain a healthy amount of hope, life seems to pan out okay even if it takes longer than it probably should.
I only say ‘a healthy amount’ (of hope) because I believe that having too much hope for an uncertain future is a recipe for disaster. At least from past experience anyway. Being optimistic is fine as long as you maintain a rational mind. I don’t know, I guess I just really hate the feeling of disappointment.
Anyway, enough about that.
New beginnings! Admittedly, I haven’t been trying very hard at finding employment this past month and a half but it seems that employment is on the horizon.
Perhaps, in another life I will be tall enough to be a flight attendant. 🙁
Either way, this upcoming job opportunity is exciting! A new environment to learn more about the online space, to meet like-minded people, to see what it’s like to have a social life again. Maybe I’ll actually enjoy having a social life this time around? I’ll have to see.