Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Full Circle

There are a lot of instances in life when I can see I have come "full circle", and today I realized the closing of another one. I started out on a learning journey exactly one year ago yesterday, and will be nearing the end in about a month. It has been a bumpy, scary, exciting, rewarding, self-improving, humbling experience. Who knew hairstylists worked so hard? Who knew we were smart, motivated, caring people? Who knew we would snap each others last nerve right in two? (I kinda did) One journey ending, another beginning- I look forward to the hills and valleys. I am forever thankful for a supporting husband who pushed and pushed, with love. Who listened to my silly rants, who stayed home with me on my "mental health days", and who helped me realize a hidden talent.
"In the end it all comes down to this: you have a choice (or more accurately a rolling tangle of choices) between giving your work your best shot and risking that it will not make you happy, or not giving it you best shot- and thereby guaranteeing that it will not make you happy. It becomes a choice between certainty and uncertainty. And curiously, uncertainty is the comforting choice." -Art & Fear