Grateful but unsatisfied
Picked this phrase up from Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In, which I just finished. I largely liked it, but my opinion on that topic is not for this post.
In the context of the book, these words basically describe how third-wave feminists should feel about gender roles today: we’ve come a long way towards gender equality, but have more to go.
However, I’m choosing to apply it to my everything.
I’m grateful that
…I am 23 and gainfully employed at a job where I can grow.
…I live in a cool apartment by the beach with a hilarious, awesome roommate who can be silly with me but also challenges me.
…my parents have been so infinitely supportive (financially and emotionally) as I transition from College Kid to Baby Adult Prone to Existential Whining.
…I can afford the bare necessities in my life (if not much else.)
But unsatisfied. So I keep going, keep moving, keep looking & do my best to respect the process, replace anxious impatience with action and live presently.