I believe that there needs to be a balance in all things.
Great. Hold that thought.
And you all KNOW I've claimed this year as my own, right? And...its working. I'm having a freaking awesome year so far.
Want to hear it?
- Suddenly started having universities WANT to talk to me about full time jobs.
- Got asked to design a killer show
- Won a teaching award for being awesome
- Figured out how to carve out a few minutes a week to exercise
- My house isn't a total disaster (I did have that one rodent problem in my garage, but it didn't come in my house...)
- Have finally let go of some the anger that has been slowly killing me the last TEN years
- Discovered Churro Waffles (seriously, this is going to rank as one of the best things ever with my family)
- Get to meet Ira Glass in a couple of weeks
- AND as far as I can tell haven't made anyone new hate me
- **I almost forgot: I have two book publishers I am working with on a textbook. Geesh. So much awesome, I can't even remember all of it.
So here's my Deeper Question of the Universe (actually it is two-part, so bear with me):
1. Do we make our own luck? Now don't get me wrong, I work really hard. But I've been working really hard for years. Has it just taken that long for the hard work to start paying off? I also know people who work REALLY hard...and they have sucky lives. So has their hard work not just yet paid off, or is there something else at work here? And WHY that as soon as I stated that I was sick of having crappy years, and I demanded a good one, I got it? It wasn't prayer. Trust me, I don't go that route.
2. AND if there is something else at work here, and there needs be balance in all things, and IF I am getting an unusual amount of awesome in my life, in order to restore balance to the universe, does someone else's life have to suck more? In order for me to be above average happy and to have good things happen, do I rob someone else of that happiness?
Can you tell I've actually been feeling guilty about my awesomeness lately? It could be that it is just an unfamiliar feeling, but I've witnessed some really crummy things happening to people around me recently, and I feel bad that I may have taken more than my fair share of the good news.
What do you think? Discuss.