Tuesday, December 11, 2012


This article in the New York Times needs to become my new mantra.

I need to read it every day. Stress. Anxiety. Anxiety is nothing more than worrying about the future. Focus on the here, focus on the now.

This one Twitter dude I follow posted something the other day that really kind of helped me rethink some stuff. (Ok, ok, don't be giving me shit about finding philosophical help on Twitter, help comes in many forms.)

Anyhow, he posted:

If you're depressed, you're living in the past. If you're anxious, you're living in the future. If you're at peace, you're living in the now.

That totally has helped me. I mean, I AM depressed because I am thinking of the past and so many things I will miss and the changes I am dealing with. And I am anxious thinking forward to Houston and the new job and leaving Rich behind for so long and all that. So if I just focus on what I can do now, the future will be easier, the past, well that's done so just fucking move on already, and now is now and use it!

So thank you Twitter guy, named, humorously, @Arrogant_Twat. You actually helped out a stressed Texan!

Hey, just had another good thought about moving to Houston: Newspapers! I can get the weekend Chronicle and maybe even the NYT and have those lazy Sunday paper and coffee mornings I used to love so much. (Yeay Target Sunday circular!)

In other, random, news, I posted a bunch of furniture and stuff on the office Buy/Sell intranet page and not only did it all sell, it actually started minor bidding wars. Woo! So that is a worry lifted.

One day at a time. One minute at a time. Each moving forward and all will be well. And if it's not perfect, it's still gonna be ok.


  1. Anonymous8:55 AM

    @Arrogant_Twat here... Thanks for the shoutout on Twitter. While I would love to take credit for that quote, it's a shortened version of one from Lao Tzu:
    "If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present."

    It resonated with me and I'm happy it has with you as well.

  2. When is the move? Tweet if you need anything, like reverse culture shock therapy. RCS not forever, but more intense than i expected. Oh, and the Houston Chronicle kinda stinks. Just a heads up on that.


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