Things I am:
Things I am not:
Things I have:
A place to live
Food to eat
A loving family
Things I don’t have:
Total control of my current situation
An address in the state I want to live in (yet)
Any real reason to complain
Sometimes you just have to put things into perspective.
Basically, I left for my trip thinking things were one way and returned to find out they had changed. That is life.
The thing that really bummed me out yesterday was that I had some opportunities that I gave up because I was being loyal to my current situation. I wish I hadn’t done that, but I can’t go back and unmake the decision so I have to accept things the way they are.
In all honesty, I have no one to blame but myself. I shouldn’t have put all of my eggs in one basket. I should have been more rational and cautious. But I wasn’t, and pouting about it isn’t going to do me any good.
I am nothing if not resilient and all things considered, my life is damn good.
I will still get to go to D.C. this year and I will still be in a better financial situation than I have been.
Sure, things aren’t going the exact way I wanted them to, but the more I think about it the more I realize that they may actually end up better than I thought. I just have to be more fluid about it.
Sorry for the whiny post. I guess I should add whiny to the list of things I am.
Also, long-winded. So I’ll stop now. I’ll resume writing about normal topics like running and the like soon.
What do you do when you need to put things into perspective?