After a 19 hour day yesterday and a 6 hour night of sleep I feel refreshed, inspired and ready to go. Here’s my words of wisdom for today…
“It’s better to be on the bottom of a ladder you want to climb than halfway up a ladder you don’t.”
I finally made that switch in one of the most uncertain times of life and it feels like I am learning to fly. In a couple of days I will be the only one in our family to have a full time job. I went from engineering to becoming a technical writer which created a gap between our income and our cost of living. However, gigs for playing guitar, dancing, DJing and MCing have been pouring in! It feels like the shift I want is about to happen. It definitely feels like I’m going in the right direction.
I was dancing at Third Saturday Swing last night. I looked at my watch and it was 10pm. The surprising thing was that I still wanted to stay and dance, hang out and chat with my friends, and make new friends. This was the moment that I knew my life was changing. Normally, after a long day, I would have felt exhausted and would have been whining about what’s coming up next. Whining about what I had to do, about maybe not getting enough sleep, whining about not having gotten enough sleep the night before. But as I looked at the time and looked back up at Shelly’s face, I felt happy. The underlying tone of whining was gone.
I am still not at my destination. Very far from it, I tell you but I am definitely on the way there. Daddy IS finally chasing his dreams. I feel like Elfaba from Wicked…. I feel like now I’m beginning to defy gravity.