I woke up this morning super-excited about nothing in particular. I had a full day ahead of me with no real plans except to spend some time building out the SheHive website and spend an hour at the yoga studio. I love days like this when the day is totally mine to do with as I please. Which, by the way, is most days now.
It dawned on me as I made my first cup of coffee that I wake up excited like this most mornings now. Sometimes I am less than thrilled about how early the day starts (because 8 a.m. is an UNGODLY hour, people!), but I can't think of much I have had to do in the past two months that I didn't want to do.
This is kind of a fucking awesome way to live.
I am fully cognizant of the fact that I live a life of privilege - that my husband has a job that provides fully-paid health benefits for the whole family, that I had amassed a stupidly-big retirement fund in my fifteen years at United Way, and that I have had many over these past few months that supported, rather than laughed, at my lofty ideas - and that without any of those things I'd still be hitting snooze ten times every morning while dreading going into a job that made me feel angry, sad and meaningless.
So, for tonight, I can only say thank you. Thank you to the many brave souls that went before me, setting the example of a non-snoozed life. Thank you to my husband that works his ass off every day. Thank you to my mother who instilled the need to build a retirement fund in me early on. And thank you to every sweet soul that has reached out to me since I left United Way to affirm the decision.
I am living this fucking awesome life on the shoulders of giants.