April 12, 2006

i know i’ve mentioned it before, but i hate transitions. at least i think i do. maybe there is some part of me that wants to be an upstart, though, because i think i’ve lived the last 4 years as a series of fits and starts: quit this, start this, get-used-to-this-only-to-have-it-end.

i was about to write something like “i can’t wait for all of this transitional insanity to be over so that i can live my regular life.” but i’ve been reading the miracle of mindfulness, recommended by my lovely (real-life) friend sleepless. the author emphasizes the value in all of life, and discourages living for the next moment — it’s very anti-mindfulness to be always thinking of the next step.

so, i will bask in the fabulousness that is my current transitional insanity. and i will realize that it means i get to:

– have a fantastically flexible schedule
– get to learn about the science i was doing and write about it in a peaceful environment
– work part time in lab, thus leading to nice variation in what i do all day

and that i should enjoy it while i can. life is short.


  • Reply Bridgette April 12, 2006 at 2:13 pm

    Wow, that's a really interesting way to think of things. It's so easy to fixate on what's ahead. I'll have to ponder that one.And thanks for the offer to show us around–when we decide which day we're driving around, I'll let you know. It'd be great to meet you in person 🙂

  • Reply Anonymous April 12, 2006 at 10:36 pm

    As John Lennon put it so eloquently, "Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans"! I say enjoy the here and now; when all is said and done, it's really all we've got, or at least all we KNOW we've got! L, da in a philosophical mood

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