Allisonwritings


Reflections in mid-july
July 21, 2009, 12:53 pm
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2903_898044105319_6803293_50580981_2785559_nWell well well….look what we have here.  My lovely little blog.  I’ve abandoned you once again…but the beauty is, you are always here, and you will always take me back.  It’s been a busy month, filled with non-blog writing.  It’s been summery – sleepless, tan-lined, with big hair.  There have been tears of loved losses, and laughter that helped me through it.  I reflect, and I feel happy looking back.   Now, halfway-ish through summer 2009, I couldn’t ask to be in a better place in life, still with a constant hunger to be and achieve more. 

In a conversation with a few friends last night, we discussed how if one believes and does all things necessary to accomplish one’s goals, then one’s efforts will be matched, and goals met.  This seems only applicable to those individuals who’ve actually experienced such luck in their life, but not everyone is fortunate enough to have the resources necessary to be placed in front of their goals in an advantageous way, initially.  Effort is key, but so is timing, looks, smarts, chemistry and shoes.  Okay fine, not shoes.  But for those of us that have reached our goals, we must not get a big head, or get lost in the craziness of life…the great job, the awesome apartment, the bright lights big city.  We must remember that circumstances, external to our own efforts, have helped us get to where we are, and must appreciate this.  Yes, I take credit for accomplishing what I have in life through my blood, sweat and tears, but I wouldn’t have been able to find what I was looking for if it wasn’t for my parents living in New Jersey, giving me access to this amazing city, and providing the emotional and mental support in my professional and personal pursuits and interests.  Some people don’t get that support, which is a 4467_908610290599_6803293_51016467_510056_nhindrance in and of itself, aside from geographical proximity to whatever geographical lifestyle one wants.   Perhaps I am new york city-centric, but I believe that anyone who loves their city would feel the same way.  So what I’m really getting at, I love my city, I love my job, I love my apartment, my friends, these streets, the sounds, even the tourists, the subway, brooklyn, the bums, the music, everything.  I am so grateful to have it all in my life, to be apart of this concrete jungle with my own little story among so many others with each their own little (or big) stories.  I am a big fish in a little sea, a little fish in a big sea.  Bombarding back and forth against other fishies, we are all in it together.  What an awesome sea it is!

So I suppose that is my reflections on life over the past month.  I heard you saying my name, my little blog, and today I finally listened.  And boy does it feel good.  Until next time.