Thursday, December 04, 2008

One person's recession, is another person's investment opportunity

I have moved to my very own big office, so I've been very busy lately with paint chips, pot lights and furniture-shopping. Sadly, that's been my life for the past few weeks.

Just like the economy, I've pretty much been at a stand still in terms of 'hip and happening' things. I guess you could say the new cup holders I installed in my car has been the most exciting that has happened to me lately (I've been deprived of 'real' cup holders, so I can't possibly expect you to understand). Last weekend, Kathy and I even went to a sale at Gucci (Me: We're going to a Gucci sale. Kathy: Oh, what does Gucci sell? Me: ... *faints*) and I am probably more excited about my new cup holders than my new purse. My life is a fuckin' ball.

However, in light of the oncoming 'Great Depression Part II', I could not be more excited about this recession. I guess you could say the state of the economy has been proportional to my state of being. We're now at our lowest point and we can only go up from here. Just like the recession, once I've hit rock bottom (and I really feel as if I have), there's nothing but a rebound left. Right?

The other day I received some emails at work about some lofts I had been interested in earlier this year and they have lowered prices left, right and center. Ah, a hint of recovery. For me, at least.

I can see next year as my one and only chance to nab some real estate, for reals this time. No more bullshitting. No more lazying. No more missing out on great opportunities and forgetting deadlines to submit crucial bids!! No more yearning for a place to call my own. This is me clawing my way back to normal.

But I am not only happy (at least, I think I am happy) about myself feeling better. No, I'm not that self-absorbed. I am happy that things are looking up for people around me, especially those that I love.

I am happy Dev got the job. I am happy Jez is finally dating a good, decent guy and is not settling for some deadbeat loser to ruin her life. I am happy Konrad's business is doing well. I am happy Vicki got a promotion at work. I am happy Sarah is happy. I am happy Kathy gets to spend our traditional seXmas dinner with us. I am happy I am getting laid (OK, sorry I had to throw that in there. I'm selfish.). I am happy Mel's going to be getting an awesome Xmas gift from me (but then again, my gifts are always awesome). I am happy Wasiq is semi-happy with his new place. I am happy April is doing good business in this economy. I am happy Ish is making stellar money. I am happy Jon has gotten over his fear of driving on highways at night.

I am happy.

1 comment:

Louise said...

Congrats. I'm 1/5 of the way there.