Sunday, October 6, 2013

Common Curves

Do you ever wonder whether you're teetering on the brink of overwhelming success or crushing disaster? 

You don't?  Hmmm.... Well, I do.  All the time. 

I feel like I spend a lot of my life struggling to make something work.  Professionally.  Personally.  Whatever. 

And it always feels like this long uphill battle. 

And it's a pretty curve.... Even though I don't know its name.
Someone who I love dearly pointed out to me that it's like a graph.  He knew the fancy name for it, but I'm not a math and science geek, so you'll have to forgive me that I can't remember what the damn name of it is. 

But the point of the graph analogy is that when you're starting out, there's a lead up time where it feels like you're hanging out at a certain level for a REALLY long time.  As someone who's been hanging out there, it feels like forever.... Really.

And then, all of a sudden, it happens.  That tipping point.  The point where the line curves up and heads up... and up.... and up.... and up.  It keeps going up until it runs off of the page. 

The thing that sucks when you're on that flat lead up line is that you don't know how far away you are from that tipping point.  It could be a million miles down the road.  And it could happen tomorrow. 

Waiting and keeping the faith.... well, sucks.  But I'm going to keep on keeping on.  Because that's just the kind of girl that I am.

And that's the truth.

Just Keep Coming Back (you never know when the tipping point might strike....)

1 comment:

  1. I dunno, but Deena, you might consider adding "helping others" along with "waiting, and keeping the faith". Remember, the quote which goes something like: "...while you're in that lead-up time, nothing will so insure immunity.....as intensive work with (others). And then neither disaster nor overwhelming success will be bothersome.

    Liking the way you write, and your honesty, and that graph...well?--grin!

    PEACE and LIGHT, Deena!

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