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February 22, 2009

I was thinking today how for so much of the last 2+ years I’ve been waiting for the next big thing. I don’t think I’ve really felt settled in a place since the first few years out of college, when life was just about taking this exciting new step and settling in to being a grown up. I had fun, I didn’t think too much about the future and for most of my time in Somerville Matt was living nearby.

After my Dad died I concentrated on living in the moment, just being in that second and getting to the next. Then I decided to move to NY and everything was about getting there. Then I got here and everything was about getting a job. Then I got a job and next was getting engaged. We got engaged, then it was about the WEDDING. We got married!!! But we also got unemployed and it was about getting a job, if it hadn’t have been about that, it would have been about getting a house. Now we’re employed, and staying here for another year, but I don’t feel the settled feeling I’d like to feel as a newlywed. I am blissfully happy with my husband, but not with my situation.
I want a house, I want a yard, I want to make a place ours, our first place.
I can’t watch the new home shows on HGTV anymore because it makes me too anxious, too uncomfortable, too I want to be there and I can’t be for my own good.
The timing isn’t right for us, but the problem is it was and then that got screwed up because of losing jobs and a losing economy. It was supposed to be our time, and it isn’t anymore and now I can’t just sit with it and be happy where I am.
It is like I’ve been in this head first into the next thing phase for so long that I can’t just sit back and be happy and settled. I want so badly to be doing what I’m supposed to be doing next. It is who I am. I am results oriented, I am driven, I go out and get it, which makes me a great employee and business woman, but is not always so great when I have to wait for the right time. The thing is I have patience, for many many things, but not for this.
How do I get back to just being in a moment and letting myself be? How do I just sit back and let things happy the way they will, not the way I want them too? There must be a flip I can switch somewhere, or is it not that easy? I have a feeling it’s not.
When I’m sitting in a desk chair I’m usually leaning forward, I just realized that. Leaning in to the words, in to the computer, in to what I’m about to do next even though I haven’t finished what is right in front of me.
Things are good right now. I have a husband I adore, who adores me. I have a job in an economy when they are scarce. I have my family and friends who are all healthy and happy. Things are good right now, and I need to start taking that in instead of jumping to a place where I think they might be better.
The grass is greener right below your feet.

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