Alex in Transit(ion)

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Alexandra and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. That’s what the book should have been called.

Even I, optimistic Alex who everyone calls Sunshine, have a bad day once in a while.

You just have to let yourself feel it. I know why I feel it: I realized that in a couple of days I will be unemployed for two months and I feel pretty discouraged right now. There’s some other stuff going on too, some people I really love and care about are really sick and another one just got laid off- I just want things to go well for my family you know? I guess all I really can do is be there for them. At least these things happened now that I’m home and not while I was in Potsdam. That would have killed me.

But there’s only up from here. I know my family members will be good because they’re really strong people. The ones who are sick found out early enough to get better and I know the one who got laid off will find something that he will be happy with because he’s really determined. As for me- you know, maybe the right job just hasn’t been posted yet. I’m the girl who lived for nothing but to fulfill a dream. I did that this year and I’ll do it again next year. Things will get better. And I’ll flash that really bright smile and talk in that tone of voice that is quintessentially me- genuine, happy, and ridiculously excited.

So yeah- I’ll just call today a bad day and wake up tomorrow raring to go.

Brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want something badly enough. They are there to keep out the other people.

-Randy Pausch

We all should try to live like that man.

Author: Alex

Hello! My name is Alex but you can call me Alexandra if you're feeling fancy. Here you'll find my adventures about exploring my new city of Hoboken, NJ, scurrying over the Hudson River to NYC, my bicycle excursions, and how I'm learning to embrace in medias res.

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