A Yin/Yang day: a 50th anniversary and 2nd anniversary of major transitions in my lfie
Today is a Yin/Yang kind of day.
Today is the 50th anniversary of the immaculate reception- a vividly happy day as a 11 year old that turned 12 the following week (I was there in person with my dad- one of our most fun experiences together). But, also a week or so before we moved from Pittsburgh where a transition occurred-the day marked the beginning of a of change from a wonderful childhood (at least that is what I remember) to a painful adolescence (what I remember). That transition ultimately led to a fulfilling adulthood.
Today is also the 2nd anniversary of another transition- i.e, the day my administrative career died and the rebirth of another one
I received my teaching evaluations yesterday- they couldn't have been more rewarding, I also generally get up every day excited (after a couple of cups of coffee) to come into work, as opposed to fighting anxiety to get out of bed in my previous incarnation.
So, in the end I am grateful. I transitioned (with all the angst and challenges that transitions have) from a more stressful, less spiritually rewarding, but financially and egotistically better job, to one that is equally time consuming, less stressful (albeit still time consuming), dedicated completely to doing for others, and more rewarding and spiritually uplifting,
The Yin and Yang of it all has made today emotionally very confusing
I am a very lucky person. I am learning how to make gratitude a stronger spiritual force in my life. I know that many of my Facebook friends, and the students I have taught, have endured much more difficult situations and transition and just keep going without complaint. -They "whine" much less than me. And, I am in awe of all of them.
So, I will play Todd's Snyder's song-" I cant' complain" over and over again this holiday season:
A little out of place
A little out of tune
Sorta lost in space
Racing the moon
Climbing the walls
Of this hurricane
I can't complain
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