2013 has been a little bit of a rough year. Nothing ridiculously terrible or life-changing… just off. The superstitious side of me is convinced that this offness is because the number 13 is just terribly odd. (For the record, there is odd… and then there is terribly odd.)
I rang in the new year with optimism and excitement. My first full year in Manhattan! What potential it seemed it have. Maybe I was a little bit too starry-eyed and maybe I was a little bit too bubblied. Within 48 hours, I was swept up into what would soon be a dramatic something. (Why are these types of things so hard to define nowadays?) And while that was going on (and up and down and up and down again), everything else seemed to be unravelling quite a bit as well.
Then the waters were calm and even smooth for a bit.
And then another storm. Of course. I feel like I was pretty much expecting it given my track record for the year, which definitely exasperated the situation to begin with. Why did I do this to myself?
The truth is that every day, I’d rather just stay within the confines of safety. My comfort zone, admittedly, is not very large at all. I joke with the girls that I work with that I have to seriously pep-talk myself every morning just to leave my apartment.
A couple of weeks ago, someone emailed me a Ted Talk to watch. I starred it in my inbox and promised myself that I would watch it when I had time. Then, I saw on Post Secret the same Ted Talk. I was about to paint my nails, so I watched it while they dried.
I hardly believe in coincidences… I think this Ted Talk showed up on my radar right when I needed it the most. I think you should watch it too!!!
What are your favorite Ted talks?
PS Another this is another one of my favorite Ted talks. I can watch it for the rest of my life and still feel inspired.