Monday, June 2, 2008

6 words

Lise tagged me again: the goal is to take six words that sum up your life and post them.

learning to dance in the rain

It's very similar to hers, actually.

The woman who I split an office with was responsible for decorating it. It's quite lovely, actually. Perfect for a massage room. The colors are rich cream, red, and brown. She put up several framed pieces of art as well as several quote plaques. One of them reads, "Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass; it's about learning to dance in the rain."

I hadn't heard that quote before and it struck me so profoundly that I still, even three full months later, stare at it and feel instantly grounded and centered while I'm working.

Recently I've realized it also sums up my financial life; no matter what is happening, breaking, needing replaced, or coming unexpectedly, it's not about "getting through this" so that we can "finally _________". It's about _________ing even though things didn't go as scripted. It's about finding ways to enjoy life and rising above the thought that we are only as great as our pocketbook. (Suggested fill in the blanks: live/living, be happy/being happy, get ahead/making progress...)

1 comment:

Lise said...

Nice work :) I think it's hard to find space in your life for self-acceptance and self-improvement, but I don't think it's an impossible compromise. I wish you luck, too, on this journey.