|Earth And Moon From Mercury, MESSENGER, acquired May 6, 2010 Credit: NASA/JHU APL/CIW|
I've had a stressful couple of days. I've had a couple consecutive late nights and (probably due to lack of sleep) started feeling pretty ill Friday night. Bills are coming in daily -- the collection calls seem to be coming in hourly -- and I still have no money with which to pay them. And now I've been told by someone I care a great deal about that my friendship is "just stress that [I'd] rather avoid"...Ouch. Admittedly, I spent yesterday either on the couch or my bed watching TV, replaying every aspect of our relationship, and feeling sorry for myself. I know, not very productive.
Then, this morning I saw this photograph posted by Earth on Google+ and it sort of comforted me. Not sure why this image in particular did the job -- maybe it was just the timing and the fact that I hadn't seen it before. I knew already that my problems, overwhelming as they may seem on a daily basis, aren't even a blip on the radar, but something about seeing the proof of it is nice.
And yes, I have looked at job listings on Craigslist and I plan to apply and distribute resumes tomorrow.