thinking we know what we want & being wrong - a prompt
Wow, Jen. That essay. So glad you were able to be steady. And I've learned -- am still learning -- that happiness is fleeting ... an emotion, fickle and unreliable. Contentment is the thing. Rock on, you.
Earlier this year, I was scrambling to find a job with better pay so I could support my family. When I asked my employer at my part-time job for a recommendation, she instead offered me a promotion and made me salary.
Omg, Jen. Your ordeal in Steady is horrible. I can’t imagine the courage and skill needed to write that. I’m glad you found joy. Thanks for sharing. All the best!
Don Draper (“Mad Men”) defined happiness as, “the moment before you need more happiness,” a suspension within the flow of a supply/demand dichotomy.
If we are lucky we learn from and use our spells of sadness to think and act more creatively. It is unfortunate to need luck so badly.