This Moment

This moment.

I am debating whether to go back to work

or add to the workout I cut short this morning.

This moment.

I am enjoying the solitude of my space,

the city,

and my corner of the sofa.

This moment.

I am loving all of you,

my mom,

my partner,

my friends throughout my life,

my world,

my life (which I almost took),

my opportunities,

and my learning experiences.

I embrace them all

as I enjoy this moment,

which will never be again.

Nance L. Schick, Esq. is an attorney, arbitrator, and mediator based in New York City. She is the founder of The Law Studio of Nance L. Schick. Her holistic, integrative approach draws from her experience as a human resources supervisor, as well as her legal and EEOC training. She is creator of the Third Ear Conflict Resolution process, author of DIY Conflict Resolution: Seven Choices and Five Actions of a Master, and an award-winning entrepreneur, who has been acknowledged by the New York Economic Development Corporation/B-Labs (Best for NYC 2015 finalist), U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2015 Blue Ribbon Small Business), Enterprising Women Magazine (Honorable Mention, 2014 Woman of the Year awards), and Urban Rebound NY/Count Me In (2013 Pitch Competition finalist). Most recently, she attained her certificate in Ethno-Religious Conflict Mediation and now serves as the Main ICERM Representative to the United Nations.