there are moments when i lose myself – become lost in who and where i imagine i should be. sometimes, my vivid imagination propels me to do useful things, like my ph.d for example, but other times my imagination has me convinced that everyone else’s life is better than mine. that is precisely when i feel lost. it’s also usually when i begin to want things instead of treasuring the things, people, and experiences that shape my everyday life.
i’ve been lost lately. caught up in a tailspin. thankfully, a few weeks ago the wind began to die down and now i can feel my feet gently, firmly touching the ground again; i’m sharing meaningful words with loved ones instead of shopping online in fits of retail therapy. finding myself anew – mother of two, wife, friend, sister, artist, scholar. i am simplifying my life. and that includes returning the pair of gorgeous boots i bought online without ever figuring out how i’d pay for them.
life is good
and so are lenient return policies.