A Gentle Reminder


I’m writing this post as a gentle reminder to Future Me. I haven’t been writing many blog posts since my unemployment, which is a shame because I should really make an effort to capture all my amazing and happy moments. I’m having the time of my life, and I haven’t made enough time to blog about it. Just in case I continue to be remiss, here’s a note to Future Self about what I’m feeling right now.

I’m happy – I sleep, I exercise, and I take time to connect with people I love. I’m sure I’d eventually stress over money, but not right now. I’ve returned to Elemental Wendy – my natural state when I’m not overcommitted, stressed out, and deadline driven. Elemental Wendy is almost always wearing a smile, wakes up looking forward to the day, and tells jokes all the time.

My heart is full – so many people have offered advice, help, or commiseration. Every prospective employer has understood my story. Friends have taken me out for lunches, dinners, and drinks and we’ve shared stories and laughs. I’ve had so many “real” conversations and connections it’s just astounding.

I know that this inner peace, happiness, and gratitude comes with clarity of purpose and reflection. I’m so happy for this time, and I want to bottle these emotions and experiences and ship them to Future Me. I want to use them as an elixir against stress and heartache and future troubles.

The world is a beautiful, wonderful, happy place. I am so blessed. I just might have to quit again in a few years if I need to remind Future Self of this moment.


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