Tuesday, July 26, 2016

208. Taking a breath

I’m keeping the theme of posting emails I write to other people. Sometimes that is just the way I think and express myself best. This one is to a DJ at the Current, Mary Lucia. She posted a thoughtful blog post on the website today about that moment you realize that you are where you are supposed to be. It resonated with me because I feel like that’s what at least half of my blog posts have been about this year. Looch went through a pretty rough time earlier this year. (Her story is out there if you feel you need to Google it.)

I still remember a phrase that my improv instructor, M.B. taught my class before our very first show. Right before we went onstage she told us to look at our feet and silently tell ourselves that this is where we are supposed to be. I try to tell myself that every once in awhile when I am out and about. It’s a good grounding exercise. While we may not always be able to get where we want to be, sometimes being where we are supposed to be is good enough.  


I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your blog post on the Current. I'm so happy that you have found where you are supposed to be.

I've realized that my generation (millenials) just puts so much value on being happy and fulfilled in every aspect of your life. (Thought it's definitely not specific to us.) If you're not constantly chasing your dreams, then you're just wasting space. If you don't have your dream job, your dream partner, your dream life, then what are you doing? I have since learned that that is a bunch of crap. Sometimes you just got to take a deep breath and realize that, for better or for worse, you are where you are supposed to be and if you don't make the most out of what you got, you're going to be really friggin miserable.

I went through one of those crises about two years ago when I was living in Boston. I was dating a great girl, had a great job, and was in a city I loved, but I didn't feel like I was supposed to be there. I broke up with my girlfriend and moved back to Minnesota. I took a crap job in southwest Minnesota and bided my time before I moved back to Minneapolis last fall.

It was literally on the day I was moving back to the cities when that moment hit me that I was where I was supposed to be. I was driving north on 35W and the Minneapolis skyline came into view. I think Jade was DJing and she played the Atmosphere song "Finer Things." I turned it up loud. It was one of those moments where I felt like I had made the right choice. (Moving back has also made me fall in love with the Current again. I have it on in my car all the time.)

Anyways, thanks for sharing your thoughts. I'm so glad things have settled down for you and you're content with how things are going. Keep on Rockin,

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