Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Arriving to my life

Yes, life here in California is good, but not without it's challenges. This week has been incredibly stressful for various living/work reasons. I won't bore with the details. It is all things that will pass, and will be fine, and will get better. But suffice it to say, this week has been a bit rough so far.

So there could not have been a better time for me to meet someone with the most famous last name in the wine industry. Today, having lunch with my boss at Oxbow Public Market in Napa, in strolled one of the Mondavi grandsons.

Since working for the legendary winery for almost fifteen years, my boss knew most of the family fairly well, and this particular boy (now man) was under her direct tutelage for a while. They hugged and joked, and I was introduced and shook hands with a member of the legendary family.

And this is why I moved here. Because I wanted to be in the epicenter for my career. I wanted to, on a casual Tuesday lunch, encounter wine royalty and chat like it was the most natural thing in the world. So even with all of the challenges, sometimes uncertainty, and scariness of doing a new thing in a very far away place, it's moments like these that completely reaffirm every decision that I've made.

It's like I'm in the process of arriving naturally to my life, and how it is supposed to be. And I like it.


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