Friday, June 14, 2013
Life is strange.
I have agonized over the last six months to find a job. I have agonized over the last three months about finding residential real estate that my wife and I would like to live in and enjoy. Within 48 hours -- after doggedly trying and failing day-after-day on both fronts -- I now have both. I am starting on a Med-Surg unit July 8 and (with luck) closing in July too. WoooHooo!
So, what have I learned? I learned and I want to remember that financially life can be very precarious. I always presumed that I would be financially prosperous, but discovered that my financial prosperity is tied to factors which are not controllable. I have learned that when the chips are down in areas of life which cannot be controlled, that maintaining healthy habits reminds myself that I can take control of the most important value of life itself --my physical well being.
I also learned many spiritual lessons. Specifically, darkness may seem all consuming, but in an instant it can be displaced. Darkness in the end is merely an illusion and a distraction. I have been seduced into believing that commodities are more important than more significant things in life. To be certain, commodities are merely a comfort and what is really valuable are relationships, family, and health.