To a Friend:
When we talked the other day I really didn't get a chance to say much. I guess it was hard for me to talk at the office. What I wanted to tell you was that I haven't felt anxious or depressed for a long time now. I'd like to change a couple of things in my life but overall I'm content. I'm excited about new possibilities and hopeful for all the unknown that is yet to come.
I've always valued your opinion. I wouldn't have the career I have right now if it wasn't for you. However, I think we have very different ideas on what we want in life. I often feel misunderstood when we talk but for me to explain any further would sound defensive at best. Everyone walks their own crocked path. There is no right way or wrong way. Nothing is better or worse. A person with common sense sees a straight line from A to B. When you truly open your eyes you see endless possibilities. For me life is not about getting from point A to point B or to exceed some arbitrary income threshold. More often than not just as we are on our way to some planned destination, we get derailed, delayed, or decide to go a whole different direction halfway through. That's the beauty in life, the unexpected. Because the sooner we get to our imagined destination the sooner we are disappointed at the lack of contentment it brings. So slow down and enjoy the detours.