Thursday, November 1, 2012
Getting it Right
Yesterday was kind of a big day for me. Something that I had been working towards came to a pivotal point. Whether it went one way – or another was to be seen. As chance, fate and luck would have it – it went the way I wanted.
However, the busy month had taken its toll. I was a unique combination of exhausted and hyper. I wanted to do something that evening but I wasn’t really sure what.
One of the best things about moving to Zurich is the people that I have met. My BFF Zurich friend knows every teeny tiny detail about my life – and I his. I met him pretty much the day arrived here and he quickly became my anchor. Someone I could count on through the good, the bad and the ugly.
Just over two months ago I met someone else who has also become quite special to me. As I paced the floor somewhat agitated they arrived with a bottle of wine that kicked the butt off of anything I had in house. He ordered me to sit, sip my wine and tell him about what was going on in my world. So I did.
“Dawn, I am proud of you,” he said.
Truth was, I was kinda proud of me too. It isn’t easy moving around and making your way in a foreign place. So as cheesy as those words were, they were also exactly what I needed to hear. The agitation disappeared and I let the words warm me a little.
My phone buzzed with some texts from my son, Zurich BFF and others. I sipped my wine, smiled at my friend and read my texts. What a day…
In life we get to choose the company we keep – and that is about it. I have been alone, and I have been lonely. I have made decisions for the right reasons and the wrong. I have made mistakes – sometimes the same ones repeatedly. I have spent time with people who didn’t deserve it and neglected those who did. But it was in this moment that I realized - I had gotten it right.
Posted by Dawn at Thursday, November 01, 2012