The Lesson of the One Clawed Grackel

The grackle is a common bird around Austin. They are EVERYWHERE. They’re feisty & bold survivors.

I hit a rough patch recently and have been a bit down. To be honest, I was scared I wasn’t going to make it. The worst thing I could imagine is me moving back to Buffalo. That’s one hell of a drive and that’s not what I want.

It’s disappointing to know the jobs I thought were going to work out, didn’t. It also annoys me that I’m still trapped in Macy’s. Yes, Macy’s is a cage to me. I am happy I have it as a SMALL source of income but I need to get a place of my own and be financially stable in Austin. This is my dream.

After I got over my gloom and doom mood, I gathered my thoughts and composed myself. I headed to South Congress to do some more job applications. When I was putting my nose to the grindstone, I noticed one sassy grackle. It was hard to ignore. The bird was hopping around the patio, showing his stuff. As his profile faced me, I noticed something interesting.

The grackle I had been admiring was missing a claw. He was only supporting himself with one full leg and his bird peg leg on the other side. I thought if this grackle can overcome his handicap missing a main part of his little body, I can get through my dilemma of finding my path and future in Austin.

Life left that grackle handicap. I’m stressed and jobless in Austin. If that bird can get through life, I sure as hell can too!

Maybe life makes things difficult sometimes to make you realize how great it is when things actually work out. I just have to believe that everything is going to work out and know I only control my destiny. What you put out in life creates the results you dream about. I’m going to make it in Austin.

Like Kendrick Lamar once said ” Bitch, don’t kill my vibe.”

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One thought on “The Lesson of the One Clawed Grackel

  1. LOL
    I love this post!
    “I thought if this grackle can overcome his handicap missing a main part of his little body, I can get through my dilemma of finding my path and future in Austin.”
    And you are so correct… just keep rolling along… the perfect job, Apt and person will come into your life in right timing~
    Someday you will have your “Austin” story, just like I have my San Francisco story!
    Keep them coming… I am reading and enjoying your posts πŸ™‚

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