Once, I said I wanted to move to New York. A�I put in a base transfer for JFK and thought that Brooklyn would be the best place for me to create a home. Right now, that living in Brooklyn idea sounds awfulA�as my fingers struggle to type, frozen in place due to the frigid cold. A�This California girl is a light weight when comes to freezing temperatures, among other things. A�I am so cold because apparently, I am Smart Phone-Google Map illiterate today. A�I directed myself through more than a few wrong turns, going in the wrong direction, in an attempt to find the breakfast diner where I was to meet one of my favorite adventure buddies and best friends. A�I gave up and text messaged him, begging for him to find me in my haphazard game of Hide-and-Go-Seek. A�I mentioned that I had a bit of “a moment.”
Now, I am sitting with a Soy Flat White in a warm coffee shop. A�The grumpy is going away as the caffeine kicks in. A�My fingers are coming back to life. A�Jimmy walks through the door and my eyes light up as his familiar smile and laughA�bounces happily around the room. A�I’m sorry I inconvenienced him, but I needed to step out and away for second. A�He gets it. A�True friends understand that taking moments to stop, regroup, and find feeling again is a simple and yet effective solution for more than just being lost in Brooklyn.
I know I am in a mix of lost right now in my life. A�And it’s scary and wonderful and intimidating all at once. A�But I remember that today is good. A�I can like and choose to live in today. A�‘Todays’ don’t scare me like ‘tomorrows.’ A�Tomorrows are full of the puzzles that I cannot solve, pieces that I cannot find, and the doubts that question, “What if you made a wrong turn somewhere?” A�What if you’re making a mistake? What if…”
What if tomorrow is not as good as today?
Here’s a little dose of reality Darling- tomorrow may not be as good as today, but equally as true and most important to remember is that…
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Today Is Today, and Tomorrow Is Tomorrow.
Celessa and I were in the Old City of Caesarea when thoseA�words, a well known saying in Hebrew were slipped between tales of past events and cultural explantations regarding the country of Israel. A�Haim, our tour guide with Abraham Tours made this statement matter-of-factly as if it was the same as saying, “The sky is blue,” or “The ocean is salty.” A�I have to remember this right now as I am tempted to be concerned over making wrongs turns or not reading my “map” correctly. A�I have to remind myself to step back into today when I worry too much about tomorrow.
Our coffees finished, Jimmy and I step back out into the cold of New York, and right next door, this vegan cafe shouts sunshine, brightness, and the best gluten-free vegan pancakes that I could have ever hoped to accidentally run into on a day like today. A�There’s tofu too and almond milk lattes. A�IA�just stumbled into my kind of place. A�You know, I’ve stumbled into this kind of life. A�Maybe the truth is thatA�sometimes that’s what we do; stumble into ourA�destinies.A�