Change doesn’t happen in the middle. It only happens when we venture over to the edge and take one small step after another. -- Karen Sheridan
I’m 40 ½. 6 months into my 40s I find myself at a crossroads. The crossroads feel more like cross hairs, truth be told. This crossroads of mine has proven to be very taxing. But I have learned two things as a result of this time in my life.
- Life is too short to be miserable (anywhere).
- If you are comfortable at work, it's time to go.
Man at the Crossroads, infamous 1934 mural by one of my favorite artists, Diego Rivera. The mural was painted at Rockefeller Center and quickly destroyed after its completion because of its communist viewpoint. Diego got comfortable!
I'm sure you see where I'm going with this. Comfort is good at home. It’s not good at our places of employment. The moment something rocks that comfort level and takes you out of your groove, you’re in deep trouble. I have learned that the hard way (and so did Diego). But I’m perceptive and adaptable and those characteristics have proven helpful to me as I do all I can to learn all I can to make myself marketable. Do I sound overly cryptic or enigmatic? Well that is intentional. I have some major changes happening in the next month and I am very excited about it all. More to come.
In the meantime, I did a scrapbook page called "12 Things about Me Right Now." They are in no specific order and they are by no means comprehensive, but it’s always a good idea to take stock of you, even if it’s not about the profound stuff in life.
- Scrapbooking, sleep, and watching TV relax me.
- Michael’s Italian Restaurant on Nostrand and Avenue R in Brooklyn is my favorite local spot.
- I shop at Target almost ever weekend.
- My favorite color is red, but I love earth tones to decorate the house.
- I worry about my money, my job and my weight.
- I’m hooked on the Twilight Saga.
- And I love any and every cop show on TV right now.
- The trunk of my car is full of clothes that I need to give away.
- My ideal Friday night is quiet.
- My ideal Saturday is to run errands in the morning and be home to chill by the mid afternoon.
- My ideal Sunday is to never step out of the house.
- The new year is going to bring big and wonderful changes.