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Reverb 10 Prompt #24: Everything’s Okay!

Prompt: Everything’s Okay!
What was the best moment that could serve as proof that everything is going to be alright? And how will you incorporate that discovery into the year ahead?
(Author: Kate Inglis)

There was a day during the summer that was so momentous, I recorded it in my OFFLINE diary. Not in my Livejournal, not in my blog, in my DIARY.

“Had a job interview yesterday!

The tickets above (I have two train tickets from Hamilton Central to Glasgow Central/Queen Street; one Glasgow Subway ticket, and one First Glasgow bus ticket for £1.02 stuck above the entry) are my tickets from my journey(s) today – I actually managed to make it on my own! Amazing. Such a difference from trying to go to Dublin for an interview.

This interview was in a magazine publishing company in Kinning Park, near one of the subway stations in Glasgow, which means – yup, you guessed it – I went on the Glasgow subway! It was awesome and terrifying, but I did it on my own. Found my way around, etc. The office was lovely, & I think the interview went well. I’ll keep my fingers crossed. I’d love to get my foot in the magazine industry’s door.

But yeah, yesterday was my day of firsts: first interview on my own. First time on the subway. First time I took the bus home on my own.

Yesterday was kind of an awesome day for me.”

That was the end of April. That was when I started taking the bus down to the gym and back, when I realised that, hey, public transport isn’t totally terrifying, even if the bus DOES sort of lean to the side when I step on.

That won’t always happen. It’ll happen less and less as I lose weight.

But yeah, that was one of those days: a GOOD day, really warm and sunny and summery, and when I came home from my interview I sat on the back step and took my sweater off and soaked up the sun and petted my cats, and I had a really good day, that day.

I haven’t read Slaughterhouse-Five, but I think the quote, “Everything was beautiful, and nothing hurt,” fit the day quite well.