There’s something I love about serendipitous events. Even writing this post last night COMPLETELY changed my outlook. A fortunate happenstance.
And, Serendipity. You’ve seen the movie right? It’s one of my favorites. John Cusack trying desperately to track down the lovely Kate Beckinsale. It makes my heart melt.
And mostly, I love how the definition of that beautiful word expressly confirms that there are no coincidences in this world and that magic happens. Yes, magic. Maybe even, Big Magic. Do you hear me, Liz Gilbert?
About two and a half months ago, something supremely serendipitous happened to me. I applied for a job that I didn’t get. A job that I wanted completely. A job where I’d have the chance to, in essence, share the Happiness Tour throughout corporate america. And, I was crushed. Heartbroken. And squished back into the reality of a role I’d outgrown.
A few weeks later, I decided to stop dwelling on it… and to jump fiercely back on the Happiness Tour and see what I could create. I flipped some sort of Pollyanna switch in my brain and decided to look at the bright side of EVERYTHING.
Two days later, someone I worked with asked me if I’d be open to “having a conversation” with a new company. With nothing to lose and a free afternoon, I had that conversation… and after about eight more, I landed a brand new job, with a brand new company, and took a big ol’ leap in a new direction.
Also, serendipitous, my previous company didn’t accept my two weeks’ notice, and I had the opportunity to take two weeks off between jobs. Something else I’d never had the opportunity to do… something I desperately needed!
I’ve been with the new company for almost two weeks now, and things are just about where I’d expect them to be. I have an incredible amount to learn, I work with fantastic people, and I’m wishing their were a few more hours in just about every single day (especially Saturday and Sunday… because, guys, they’re Saturday and Sunday!!)
But, you guys… There’s something magnificent about getting to recreate yourself. About getting to start over. About getting to once again become proficient in that you believe to be impossible.
As a Capricorn, I am one of those people that thrives on success. I love achieving the unexpected. And, I mostly love doing it because of the way it makes me feel… like I can accomplish anything I set my mind to.
So… I’m checking in. I’m keep you posted on what’s going on here. I have a tendency to get busy and get enthralled in new projects when they come about… and to shut down a little bit. Instead of doing that, I decided to share the story… because I feel like it’s a preamble to something incredible that’s about to happen.
In essence, I’m on a growth spurt, I can feel it… and, while I rarely talk “shop” here on NTTC. Know that life changes are underway, and I’m once again excited about where it might lead.
So here’s my biggest challenge… I need to relinquish control. For just a moment, I’m asking my type-A self to reflect upon the incredible magic that comes with surrender… and those beautiful serendipitous events that follow. It’s time to stop trying to make change feel better or compare one moment to another. It’s time to stop.
It’s also time to embrace that Happiness Tour that has served me so well in 2015… because legitimately, how does it get any better than this?
I can’t wait to see what I have to share with you as this journey continues… so many good things ahead, my dears. xoxo
To read more about my Happiness Tour, check out these posts:
Reflecting on This Summer of Happy