â€œIt is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.â€
â€• Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
I must admit that I’m not a very patient person.
When I see a line, I walk away. When my webpage doesn’t load, I keep refreshing the page. When I get it in my mind to do something, I want to do it immediately.
But I have slowly learned patience. Some of my favorite recipes involve long, slow cooking. Some of my favorite places (NYC of course) are exceptionally far. While I don’t enjoy the 24+ hour travel across the globe, I love what awaits me on the other side. I suspect that this is one of the reasons I miss seasons so much as well. Once I have gone through the cold and dark of winter, I more greatly appreciate the warmth and renewal of spring. I have also been seeking a career change for a while; while there have been many starts and stops, I think I have finally found a start up company that I am really excited about and would love to join (cross your fingers for me).
Patience isn’t easy, but it can produce wonderful rewards. Some things are just worth the wait. You may also be rewarded with a beautiful bouquet of roses at the end of that time.
Have a lovely week!