Thursday, April 06, 2006

The Beauty of Disappointment

*Disclaimer: the important stuff starts in the third paragraph after this one. The first two are just background.

There are a million things on my mind that I could blog about, but for some reason, this one made the cut. And I'm not sure why, because I haven't experienced any devastating disappointment lately... but I digress.

Perhaps it is because it is a gloriously dreary day today. Rainy days are supposed to be a negative thing, think "rainy day fund" or "rain cheque"... but I really enjoy them. So, I think that's what has put me in the mood for this topic.

I think that what makes failure so satisfying is that you've hit rock bottom, but you're still okay. Realizing your worst fears, but then discovering that the only thing left is to learn from them and move on. That nothing has really changed.

Just a totally random thought.

Stay tuned for a rant on the evils of Corporate North America and what I intend to do about it...

5 comments:

Mama Elf and Papa Bear said...

Hey, I now get to post as a blogger. I like reading your random thoughts. How come you write more than you talk about things.

Or is it just opportunity, we really only get to talk at supper time.

rachel said...

Are you serious? When I hit rock bottom, it takes me a good week to even think about moving on...

Julie said...

Well, you don't move on right away... what I'm saying is... for that week, you know that life is just sad, but it's not going to get sadder, and then you realize that as bummed as you are, you're still okay.

aleks said...

My rock bottom thought is always: "if you want to see a rainbow, you have to put up with the rain"
When I'm down, I try to remember that, and it gives me strength to move on.

Wendy said...

Wow... Julie rock bottom sucks and I know how that feels... MAN I WANT TO COME TO EDMONTON!!!