Here’s what I ate last Sunday:
Breakfast: Dunkin’ Donuts + coffee
Lunch: Kentucky Fried Chicken
(Four piece meal. Finger lickin’ good, my friends.)
Dinner: Domino’s Pizza
(Sausage and mushroom action.)
Many, many Oreo cookies
(In the shape of little footballs).
I was on the road for breakfast and lunch but that’s no excuse. I shouldn’t treat my body like it’s an open sewer.
Do you know what I’ve had for lunch over the past two weeks?
I gave up my lofty professional aspirations and have settled into a groove of searching for an ordinary, full-time job with benefits for my family. (One man’s groove is another man’s rut but that’s what it’s come to, I’m afraid.) While I’m grateful that I’ve been gainfully employed during this horrifying recession, the fact is that I’ve been doing nothing but consulting work these past two years. It’s dispiriting, to say the least.
SO. Here’s my dilemma. Should I stay with a job I enjoy at a troubled company that might (or might not) offer a full-time position in September or go with an open-ended consulting gig at a healthy firm where there’s no hope of a hire? Ever. Tell me what you think. I am EXHAUSTED from meditating on this. Do you know how if you work on something for a long time — a painting or a piece of music or a blog post — you become so saturated with it that you don’t know what you’re looking at anymore? I can’t think straight with this decision.
If the recession has left you relatively unscathed, please realize how fortunate you are. Take a moment and feel good about that.
I found these two winter pics buried in my blog and I’m posting them in honor of our insane heat wave. This is Bryant Park in the wintertime. The trees are lit from underneath by the ice skating rink that goes up from November to February. The branches look metallic! If you look closely, you can see the Chrysler Building through the branches.