Me & My Muse – Day 612: Calm Before the Storm

In any major storm, there is a calmness that comes before it.  In hurricanes, there is an “eye”, where the weather is completely calm while the devastation is taking place around it.

In the hurricane of my life, I have entered the “eye”.  It is calm, and I am going to enjoy the calmness while it lasts.

Everyone has a hurricane, and everyone experiences their calm moments before the hurricane happens.  Today is my calm moment, and I’m going to savor it.  Tomorrow, I work a 3 to midnight closing shift at Little Caesars.  For the day after that, I work a 3 to 11 closing shift.  This is what makes today so important.  It will prepare me for the next two, so come tomorrow, I will be ready for both shifts.

For today, I met with my networking contact at a local restaurant.  We talked about the future and the arising need to assimilate.  There are three jobs that I need to look at, and for those three jobs, I need to assimilate everything that I have included in my resume.

With the remainder of this day, I will relax, and spend time doing activities that will recharge me for tomorrow.  One thing that I have thought about lately is being content.  Am I content in my current situation?  Relationships are important, but they need to be relationships that matter.  Whether you’re single or married, this is important.  For those who are single, they wish that they could be married.  For those who are married, they wish that they could be single again.  Neither side is content.  But why?

Being single myself, I really wish that someone special would come my way, but why should I be miserable in the meantime?  God doesn’t want this.  Singleness is a gift and being married is a gift.  Whether you’re married or whether you’re single, you need to just go with it.  Accept the situation that you are in and you will be a lot happier as a person.

This is what I have come to realize in the “eye” of my storm.  Misery loves company.  Tell misery that they’re not welcome in your life.  Embrace the lot that you have been given.  Be content with what you have.  What if you didn’t have those things?  Be grateful that you do.  God knows what He is doing and He certainly has a plan.  But He doesn’t want you to grouse in the process.  This has been a struggle for me in the past, but I am slowly learning the importance of this matter.  Good things come to those who wait.  And while waiting, we should be grateful.

Having that said, I will enjoy the calm before the storm.  I will enjoy it while it lasts.  I will also enjoy the energy while it lasts, as this post is the result of six cups of coffee, all drank in different periods throughout the morning and early afternoon.


Ghost Muse:  SIX cups of coffee?  That’s a lot!

Yeah.  I had three at the restaurant while waiting for my contact and another three at home.

Ghost Muse:  You better not do that every day!  Too much caffeine can be dangerous!

I’ll be fine.  Six cups of coffee is not the norm for me.  Two is.

Ghost Muse:  As for the “storm”, good luck.

Thanks.  I think I’ll be fine tomorrow.  I just need today to unwind.

Ghost Muse:  I’m going to continue on my book now.  Enjoy the calm!

And there you go.  A coffee-fueled entry with around 600 words.  You’re welcome.  Time to go watch the episode of Survivor that I missed last night…

Today’s high is going to be 47 degrees and the silver lining is enjoying this calm to the fullest.

To those of you who experiencing the “eyes” of your storm, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.


Ghost Muse:  I’m glad that he’s starting to be content.  He’ll find the relationships that matter soon enough…

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