Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Nothing, but Everything!
There is so much I had intended to write on this week, but none of it felt right to share about today, so instead here I sit, eating black liquorice and writing completely 100% un-planned. Plans are good, but so is spontaneity. All in good balance I guess. It's interesting, as I sat down to write, this quote (above) popped into my head. What a wise yet quirky thing to say, I thought, and so I figured I must share it. However, first I needed to find out who actually quoted such words. Well, my trusted friend, Google, came to the rescue as I typed the quote into the little search bar only to be surprised by the irony of my supposed deep thought out quote that would be filling me with hope for the next few months to years. The quote was stated by, umm - Dwight Shrute - as in "The Office" Dwight Shrute. The same character that sets up booby traps on his fellow co-workers and actually believed at one point that future Dwight was sending him faxes warning him of the poisoned coffee in the break room. This is my wisdom's owner: a paper salesman slash beet farmer?
The short of my recent happenings and the reason for recollecting such quote is that I lost my job while on vacation. That would bring my tally of jobs in Nashville lost due to sudden closure of the business to a grand total of two. Not really sure what's going on, but I'm actually not to worried. I have an unexplainable peace that with every ending, there is a chance to start anew. Nothing is on my horizon, except everything ...as cheesy as the source of it being spoken into word, it kinda rings true.
I mean, whats really stopping me from having everything on my horizon. Well, other than the fact I can't really fulfill the dream of finding an alternate universe like Narnia or being able to fly like Peter Pan. But all the real things I want to achieve in life...who's to say it can't happen? It may not, but why not hope for it anyway instead of binding myself to worry? We've all heard the plee to follow your dreams and or reach for the stars, and I by no means want to add to the cliche' of the sometimes empty promise that whatever we believe we will achieve. But, why not at least try? Who's to say it won't work out? There's a good chance it wont, but there is also a good chance it will. I just am kinda tired of being worried about these sort of things. A bit of good ole fashioned hard work mixed with some non-career day-jobs to support my dream job coming into fruition and it just may happen. That, and whole-heartily trusting God has the best for me and Dustin in mind.
And for redundancy sake, when the dock ends...start swimming. Maybe muscles will be strengthened that were once weak! Or for you turn-of-the-century-children out there who are looking around thinking "What is she saying, my early 2000-ness just can't understand" I say, or rather sing, to you, "if at first you don't succeed, dust yourself off and try again, you can dust it off and try again."
I don't know if any of you out there reading this post can relate to being forced into starting over, starting fresh, or whatever you want to call it...but I think that with moving into a new phase of life comes opportunity. Be on the look out for something new and opportune! I know I will be! ♥, mK