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How to eat an elephant

March 20, 2006 | Category: In My Life

As the old saying goes - "How do you eat an elephant?"...
"A bite at a time"

I have a new cell phone and a new cell phone number. It is this thin thing, and now I have to program it.

I have to get a temporary social security card for the nice people at unemployment, and fax in the papers for CD's new (used) Passat, and file the remainder of my 2005 cafeteria plan, and FedEx the last of my equipment back to Mega.

I have to....

a bite at a time.

CD has begun to show a wisdom and gentleness that surprises me.

And it is helping.

An astrologer friend once told me about something called a "Saturn Return", this life-changing process human beings go through every so many years. We reinvent ourselves.

I wasn't sure I believed that it was real, although I could tell it was real for her.

But right now, I think that is a good explanation for what is happening.

I am excited and terrified and - oh, everything - all at once. There is a mountain of things to do to get me from here to where I think I want to go. A pile like an elephant.

And I am tackling it, a little bite at a time.

And smiling.

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A bite at a time is the way to go. Actually, I just looked it up and the Saturn Return refers to the period between 28 and 30 years of age, but there are many other astrological cycles that we go through to reinvent ourselves and it looks like CD is doing just that. Hooray! :-)

Posted by: christina on March 21, 2006 04:52 AM

Your doing great. And with a smile. Better days are ahead.

Posted by: Melissa on March 20, 2006 11:36 PM

All right! Smiling back at ya!

Posted by: MJH on March 20, 2006 07:51 PM

So glad to hear it!

Posted by: Tracey on March 20, 2006 06:54 PM

I'm glad you're smiling. And I'm glad things are working out so far.


Posted by: caltechgirl on March 20, 2006 06:11 PM