Turning 36 in a Year of Uncertainty
When I think about how I’ve managed the last few months, one long-ago memory comes to mind.
It’s 2:00 AM somewhere off the coast of Komodo Island in Indonesia. I’m standing in the rain on the bow of the boat, now dangerously lurching to the right as it sinks into the reef. The crew are yelling at each other; one just screams. My legs are spread and bent, my arms out for balance, as I tell myself, “This is what you’ve got to work with.”
Seriously, the shipwreck again, Kate? Yeah. I know. It’s been almost ten years and I’m still dining out on it. Virtually, nowadays.
But it’s an apt metaphor in this case.
This was the year I was finally getting my shit together. I had the hard realization that as much as I loved living in New York, it couldn’t give me the financial or emotional security I needed. Once I decided to leave, things began to open up.
I finally found a partner wh.... Continue Reading at Adventurous Kate