Yesterday, some of my favorite NYC ladies and I had one of our sporadic Book Club meetings in Bryant Park. The weather was perfect and, as usual, the conversation swayed away from books many times. One theme we kept getting back to was the state of transition our lives are in, especially in our relationships (or lack there of) and our jobs.
It’s funny how you can dream and plan for some future moment, and then get there and already be dreaming and planning the next. I’ve always made a conscious effort to “live in the now” (thank you, Wayne’s World), but lately I’ve been slacking on that motto. When work is stressful or the city feels overwhelming, I need to remember this! How perfect that I ran across this quote I stored in my phone just as we were wrapping up?
One thing we all found agreement on is the importance of finding happiness on your own before you can fully share it with someone else. Here’s an encouraging quote for the single ladies out there (and a reminder for those scared to be alone):
But don’t forget:
Everyone feeling refreshed? Good. Now go find/build yourself a cozy reading room…
…and pick up one of these!
Jeanette Walls makes do this: