Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Today is a new day. I'm travelling this week on business. I'm down on the
Texas coast and it's pretty. I love the ocean.
It's a day to stay centered and grounded. A day to appreciate what I have and to look forward to the future.
I'm out in the field. A mid-career administrator out with the newbie curators. What I do naturally flows from me and makes me tick even if it is confusing.
I'm working with a world-renowned French shipwreck on par with the Titanic. France is coming in December to check out our work.
It's nice when the newbies ask me how it should be done. My 16 years of experience come to the surface and I realize that I have a lot to offer even if I feel like it's still 1993 in my head and I'm just starting out.
Perhaps that's because in a lot of ways I am just starting out. Maybe not professionally but most definitely personally.
Life has gone on because it is now the end of 2009 and I'm not the same person I was back then. I'm 40 now. The ironic thing is that I have the same thoughts about myself running through my head.
TODAY I am going to honor the 40 year old that I have become. More mature, more enlightened, beautiful, a curatorial force to be reckoned with. A 40 year old woman with a nice career, nice home, and nice life. It didn't all just fall into my life one day. I didn't just wake up and find it.
But if I continue to live in the past and not the present then I'm not honoring the 16 years that have passed. The hard work. The rewards.
Side note: I really like Doug. I'm so glad he's in my life. We went to the Halloween party as a couple and it was our first public appearance. He met some of my friends. We even have a picture of us now.
Onward to a great day!!!