After Sandy blew through town I began reflecting on the ramifications of the storm. I am fortunate to be safe, have power and heat, etc. Now that my basic needs are met and I have been able to take a breath I realize that it is my choice how to proceed from here. I need to decide how to look at this.
I am running out of gas in my car and will possibly lose a total of 1 1/2-2 weeks worth of work before things balance out again. For an independent contractor that's quite a hit to my budget. I could be worried, unsure, and upset about the loss and insecurity that comes with it.
On the other hand I can choose to pay attention to spending, trust I can make up for this later on, focus on what I can do, and use the unexpected time off to push forward with unpacking and book writing.
My frame of mind fluctuates between the two states and I find I need to keep thinking in the here and now to decide what's important. Do you have a choice? Not always, but when you do have you looked to see what direction you usually tend towards?
A good saying that comes to mind:
The Dali Lama has a quote; “If you have fear of some pain or suffering, you should examine whether there is anything you can do about it. If you can, there is no need to worry about it; if you cannot do anything, then there is also no need to worry.”
Emery is excited that Water & Stone is becoming a reality and hopes this blog will inspire others and be a place to share challenges, success, and exciting moments.