The last time I blogged was in December 2013, about 2 months after I left the Firm. It’s now July 2014, and I’m in the midst navigating the second battle. This battle I chose was perhaps much easier to navigate, which was a pleasant surprise. I don’t feel pulled apart between gravity and the defiance thereof any more, though I can’t say I’ve achieved harmony. There are aspects about this battle that I feel powerless about. DK’s story about the Starfish Principle always comes to mind whenever I feel that what I can do is as small and insignificant as a drop in the ocean. The occasional bursts of genuine gratitude I get from doing this also keeps my engine chugging along.
Because this battle is proving rather peaceful, I have had the wherewithal to turn my time to other pursuits. That’s very enjoyable. For the time being I will ignore the cerebral cravings of my brain and simply enjoy being, in a way that was simply not available to me in Battle No. 1. Combine that with the fact that I am -finally- emotionally ready to take on new things in matters of the heart as of early this year, I have never felt freer, financially, spiritually, and physically.
Back in the game, but out of the race. It’s not a bad place to be.
Perhaps we haven’t arrived, Sunshine, but the process is more important than the destination.