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Weekend Note / 01.

Weekend notes are short-form POVs.


Over a child-sized cup of hot chocolate at a coffee shop this week, I told a former boss that I wasn't sure what my next move would be, that my ideas these days were vague, and that it was a challenge, sometimes, to see beyond the very narrow bubble we inhabit in New York. "I think these things are on my mind," I said, lowering my voice, "because I just turned twenty-nine." His eyes widened. He feigned shock. "If I had my twenties to do over again," he said a moment later, "I'd do the things that aren't possible for me to do now. Work in an ashram," he told me. "Live on a farm. Meditate. Remember what's good in life. That you and I can meet for coffee. That plants grow. That the sun rises."

Have a wonderful weekend.

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14 comments:

  1. He sounds like a very wise former boss. :)

    Loving this new layout Shoko!

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  2. Yes.
    Because I thought I couldn't wait to turn thirty, but I have definitely felt this shift in doing so--like there is something special about those twenties, though there is uncertainty, there is freedom, adventure. Live it up, girl!

    A coffee soon? I'm heading out of town this weekend. I will text when we are back!

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  3. Thank you, Camila!

    Sarah, yes! Text me and we'll make a plan!

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  4. Very wise. I'm not sure I'd do my twenties over again. They were good years for sure. Mostly. But that quarter life crisis was killer. I finally, at 32, feel like I'm coming out of it.

    P.S. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. Today was a stressful day and your comment made me smile.

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  5. So good to see more of your writing :-) Happy weekend to you!

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  6. It's never too late - not even for that former boss :) Love your writing it's gorgeous!

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  7. Oh, this is very, very good to read, Shoko. So relevant to where I'm at right now, for sure. My next move is so frighteningly vague to me. But I'm pretty sure my thirties are for doing some of the things I was too scared to do in my twenties. So, here goes.

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  8. wise words. especially, that bit about plants and the sun. xo.

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  9. Thank you so much, everyone.

    Brianna, I'm so glad to hear that!

    Fee, thank you!

    Helen, I love that — very good point!

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