Thursday, November 12, 2009

Slow.the.eff.down.

I somehow had this crazy delusion that as soon as I graduated I'd be working 3 days a week and have all this time on my hands to, you know, not be in freak out panic mode like I have been the last 4 or so years.

Yeah...no?

Right now I have shots, jobs, resumes, babies, anniversaries, weddings, money, puppies, friendships, and student loans swimming through my head.

But they're all good things. Minus the job search and student loan parts.

But there's gotta be some bad thrown in with the good right? That makes the good stuff seem even better?

It sounds cliche but if I had to use someone else's words to describe my life right now, I'd use this.

"Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly, and listen to others
even to the dull and the ignorant; for they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons, for they are vexations to the spirit.

If you compare yourself to others, you may become vain or bitter
for there will always be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble, it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is.
many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love, for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment, it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings,
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars
and you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

With all it's sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful, and strive to be happy."


So that works. And sums it up adequately. Now I need bits and pieces of that taken apart and applied to different aspects of my life.

Is there an app for that?

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