Of my six closest friends, only one of us is employed and making the kind of money he should be making, of course he may argue that point. And even his situation is dicey, as he is also a contractor. Two of my most brillant of friends are seriously under-employed…either not working to their true potential or being woefully (I adore that word!) underpaid for what they are doing. The other three are like me – unemployed and uncertain of what to do next.
Now we are all average folk. We aren’t over-educated or over-qualified, we are hard working, honest, smart people who try to make the mortgage and pay the bills on time. And yet, here we sit!
Its difficult not to fret. Not to work myself up into a frenzied worry-fest, throwing “What ifs” around like a live hand grenade. (Can you tell I’ve been caged with my two teenage boys and Gears of War 2?) I know its important to come up with a strategy, to map out what’s next.
BUT NOT TODAY OR EVEN TOMORROW!
I am surrendering my “NOW WHAT” for “LET IT GO”. Just for the next 36 hours or so. If I cannot “LET IT GO” at THIS moment before all the worry sets in – then how in the hell will I be able to “LET IT GO” when my world is imploding around me?
“LET IT GO” gives me the permission to enjoy the gorgeous late autumn weather we are experiencing here in Northern California – it will allow me to squish the sand between my toes tomorrow and taste the salty sea air as I watch the surfers take to the waves. “LET IT GO” will give me the quiet stillness of the redwoods and the dampness of the forest floor.
For the moment, “LET IT GO” trumps “NOW WHAT?” and allows me to breath.