I’m a fan of Katherine Center’s novels. And I felt incredibly guilty that several years ago I had bought and read her novel Get Lucky, but now could remember very little of it. (In my defense, the book was published in 2010).
So I re-read the charming story of Sarah. And this week would like to share with you some passages that really resonated with me.
Sarah speaks of how she feels since she’s not working at her advertising job (she was fired), and I couldn’t help but feel the same way in relation to me no longer teaching.
“In truth, I missed my job, and the passion I’d brought to it, and the drive I’d felt every morning. I missed feeling in charge of my life, feeling like I was heading somewhere, … I missed being good at something.”
At the end of the book, Sarah has learned some important lessons:
“Life is always a struggle between who you are and who you’d like to be. It’s always a negotiation between how you want it and how it is. There’s no changing that.”
“Here’s what I tell myself now: That it’s vital to learn how to make the best of things. That there is no tenderness without bravery. That if things hadn’t been so bad, they could never have gotten so good.”