I am sitting here in our offices, alone after a long hard day.
The quiet settles in around me as I type away furiously, trying to process my thoughts through writing. I just posted something deep and complex that has been bothering me.
It’s time to leave. I even turned off my computer and walked to shut the blinds. And I stopped.
A wave of gratitude and hope washed over me.
Today was tough. Tougher than I ever thought possible.My hopes and ideals and thoughts for the future have been shattered, like so many others. Like the muddy banks of a river I’ve tried all day to pull myself out, to find points of hope to hold on to but I can’t find a foothold and I keep falling back.
Until right now. I look around this office and I know for fact that change is in our hands. This meager little office was unimaginable to me just a year ago. That I would be in a place of employing 6 people who have a place and a space to come to each day and do their best work? I never thought it would happen. So I know how very far hard work and dedication and pure belief can take you.
I am an eternally optimistic person. I believe in the audacity of hope. I know it’s going to be okay.
You and I are going to make it okay.
I have no idea how. But I know we will.
And that’s enough for me to leave this day with my gaze up towards the piercing clear night sky instead of the dark muddy ground.