Say yes and figure it out.

I’m about to crack open a real book that I plucked from my mom’s book shelf (“Neverwhere” by Neil Gaiman) but before I do, I wanted to jot down a quick post.

If you watch Girls on HBO, you’ll know it’s hardly ever inspiring. At least for me. It’s funny, it can be thought provoking, it’s definitely hipster, but rarely does it inspire me.

In tonight’s episode, (spoiler alert!) Hannah gets accepted into grad school in Iowa. This would mean leaving all her friends and finding a “new place to buy yogurt.” She’s mulling it over on the phone with her parents when her mom says, “when a big opportunity like this comes along, you say yes. And then you figure it out.” Her mom repeated it again, “we’ll figure it out.”

This used to sorta be my mantra in the pre-Henry days. I never worried about things like finding a job or being able to pay bills. It all worked out. But now we have a little game changer, so I’ve been nervous about the move. It weighs on me all day and the parts of the night when I can’t sleep.

But Girls inspired me tonight. We’ll figure it out. It’s going to be sad to leave, but we’ll figure it out. At the very least, Southwest has pretty good fares between SFO and ABQ.

Some other pearls of wisdom from Hannah.

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