I ripped this title from Maxi Priest’s song “Waiting in Vain.” I’m applying it to my job hunt. I’m currently at the 2nd stage where ones references are being checked out, etc. It’s a very interesting process and if one doesn’t have the right attitude, very disheartening. I recently fell into the comparison trap that sends me into the doldrums and I am just snapping out of it. You know, the one where you check up on old acquaintances and see the awesome strides they’ve taken. You are naturally excited and freaking proud of them. However, the point I’m trying to make it that’s their path. I’ve taken a very different route and the key thing I know is that I am happy. Hell, I was in that fast lane before and it didn’t do wonders for me. I recently rekindled relations with an old college professor who could totally relate to the events that have happened in my life. I turned 22 this year and I’ve got a veritable garden of forking paths in front of me. The chess pieces are falling into place and I should be ashamed for even griping. So, I’m toasting to my renewed future. To finding more adventures with my husband. To being the best at whatever it is I am doing. And being at peace with myself. I wish that on you too. For kicks, I just picked this off someone’s wall and it reads: “Do what feels right for yourself. ‘Cause in the end all you have is your damn self.” Let me leave with the video of Maxi Priest ft. Lee Ritenour.