Tuesday, February 15, 2011


I am finally settling into my new digs in my new city.  This place is really wonderful, and though there is no perfect place, I think I am well-suited to living here.

This move was a leap of faith and I am adjusting to my new life as quickly as I can. Doing what it takes to feel comfortable in my new surroundings.  I have begun to reach out and attempt to immerse myself into the community, and in doing so, I have met some wonderful people.  I feel very fortunate in that regard. 

On the other hand, career-wise, things are not moving quickly enough.  Not quickly enough For Me.  Anyone who knows me well, knows I want things to happen yesterday!  P A T I E N C E is truly what is called for now. 

In the scheme of things, I have been here less than 5 months and things are moving along very well given that short amount of time.  Rome wasn't built in a day and all that jazz, right?

The whole point in moving here was to slow down!  So I need to do what I can to remain calm.  Even when things don't appear to be happening, I am sure that progress is being made.  I am planting seeds and am confident those seeds will take root and grow. 

In the meantime,  I'm thinking of taking up Yoga. Trading my beloved spin classes for something more serene like yoga seems like a good thing to do. I'm not too sure about that one though.  I'll keep you posted about what I decide to do.  I will also attempt to lower my caffeine intake (though giving it up completely seems like a ridiculously cruel thing to do to myself).  I have to remind myself often to breathe.  So be it. 

Patience.  Patience. Patience. Everything in it's time. And so it goes...and here I am.


YogaSavy said...

Yoga not worth a second thought! Patience is key and like you I have been trying to get things done.
What I have understood in my journey is that I need not hang on to projects or things. I do what I can and then I forget the outcome.
Being detached has helped me be steady yet not loosing my perspective or path.
New place, people,emotions, thoughts goals play a big part in settling down so just go with the flow and acknowledge whatever comes up but try not to get attached to it/them

Debbie Lamedman said...

I knew you would have something to say about my turning to YOGA! There's a studio right across the street from my new place. It's very tempting to go there. Your words, as usual, are spot-on! I do need to be reminded to "go with the flow." Thanks!

Erin Cole said...

You will definitely learn patience with Yoga!
Keep plugging away; I was counting on things happening yesterday too : )

Man-Man said...

I have learned to be a pretty patient guy, but it has taken many years.

MikeB said...

I learned to be more patient when my mother moved from NY to CA in 1986 and lived near me. I spent a lot of time with her and had to adjust to helping her with her needs. Be patient, Debbie, it can be done.