I didn’t realize that my vision was poor until one day when I tried on a pair of my friends glasses and suddenly everything became clear. Now I can’t imagine seeing without my specs. I think life is the same way. Sometimes we get so bogged down that we don’t even realize that we’re not seeing clearly.
Today I had a bad day. It started when I thought that it was a good idea to drive 2 hours for a 2 year old birthday party and then drive 2 hours home (which was more like 3 because I got lost and then stopped for frozen yogurt to make myself feel better). It was also a result of the heat, and the fact that I have now been here for a month and I was due for a bad day. I even broke down and called my dad and cried over the phone.
I can only wallow in my own sorrow for so long, so I packed up my dog and we went down to the river to walk, relax, and watch this day come to an end. I ended up parking extremely far away and next to a park I didn’t know existed. Such parks are the kind that need exploring. As I made my way up a small hill I turned around to find the entire Austin skyline in front of me. It was beautiful. Suddenly I was putting on the glasses I didn’t realize I hadn’t been wearing. I have accomplished so much moving down here. In a month I have 2 jobs (both part time), I have made a lot of friends, been out to numerous events, pushed the limits of my comfort zone, explored, and become a citizen of a brand new state. I am proud of all of these things. Today might have been a hot, tired, bad day, but I have absolutely no regrets about shaking up my life and moving 1,700 miles away in search of my destiny. It’s out there!