Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Taking time to enjoy the miracle

I have been putting in many hours at the new job.  Yesterday I was out of my apartment for over 18 hours, only to come home and fall asleep within 30 minutes, wake up at 4:30 am, and do it again. 

I have become very familiar with the sound of my alarm clock.  I know what it is like to walk down the street before anyone else is there.  I regularly see the sun rise through the windows of the gym.  And I know what it feels like to be achingly, unbelievably tired.

The other day, though, after a long and trying week, I received my first box of professional business cards.  They were so slick and I loved the way my name looked in the print.  I felt established.  Professional, even.  I had to stop for a minute and think through my sleep deprived brain that I had to be thankful because I had actually made my dreams come true.  I am doing what I love to do.

Sure, there are the little day to day hiccups that aren't as fun or as glamorous.  But when I am working with a client one on one and helping them to achieve their goals it all is worthwhile.

So even though I don't have as much time for outside activities like I used to, or time with the boyfriend, or time to get a really awesome FULL night's sleep with no alarm clock attached, at the end of the day I am thankful.  Sometimes that is the biggest miracle of all.


  1. ah yes...gratitude....I too am thankful for so very many things in life!
    Congrats on your job!!

  2. Livin' the dream baby (I'm on my 13th hour of work today - though mine is just desk sitting type)! =) I'm sure it will get better, but those little things are TOTALLY worth the effort.