joy magnetism: Fly like an eagle

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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Fly like an eagle

Magnet #1240 - Ensemble, No. 13, spring/summer 1999, Alexander McQueen

Yep. I went back to the McQueen exhibit again. This time as member - finally.

Last time around, we were able to avoid a 2-hour line because my friend was a Met Member. And she lives in Atlanta!

So, yeah, given how much time I spend at the Met in any given month, it was definitely time for me to join. I'm totes excited - mostly because I'm a dork, but also because it's part of New Joy's Enjoy Living in New York to the Fullest campaign.

In fact, this extraordinary balsa wood McQueen creation definitely heralds this era in my life. I mean, I've always enjoyed my life in New York, but there's this new sense of invigoration over the last year that makes me want to do more, and do it now.

Most of the urgency, I'm sure, is knowing that it could be taken away in a heartbeat. The last five months have proven that.

This feeling is coupled by the fact this new gig of mine affords me extra hours in my day, something that (with the exception of the last year), I didn't have. I try not to be bitter about it, but I definitely gave up significant amounts of funtime in my 20s and 30s, working really ridiculous and (now I see) unnecessary hours, for a company that didn't appreciate it in the end. What a total waste. Especially since I live in the Best City in the World!

But no more.

I suppose it's both funny and sad that I'm headed into midlife (total exaggeration, I know) and I'm not entirely sure what (single) people do with all this time on their hands. True to form, I'm packing it in with funtime activities, trying to make up for all that lost time.

Oh, I'm sure I'll settle down eventually, but I'm having too much fun flying free to think about that now.
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