Thursday, October 4, 2012

Thanks, Universe

Thankful Thursday

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Today I'm feeling hopeful, and dare I say, a little excited. There's a ton to be stressed about as it feels like my life is up in the air right now, but I've noticed a whole bunch of coincidences recently. I keep hearing I'll see it if I'm open to it... Okay, Universe, you've got my attention.

I'm not sure how I feel about coincidences. I'd like to not believe in them, but to instead subscribe to the belief that everything happens for a reason, and there is a path for me and it's just a matter of me recognizing the signs. This would mean, to me, that there is some magic in the world that exists just to keep things in balance and help us all find our way to where we're meant to be.

However, the ever-skeptical questioner in me (and lover of general nerd-dom) can't un-hear Sheldon's scientific take: "This would be one of those circumstances that people unfamiliar with the law of large numbers would call a coincidence." (If you don't know Sheldon, you don't watch The Big Bang Theory. Luckily, I forgive you.) And even if the lines written for this fictional character on a TV sitcom are not, in fact, pulled straight from authentic scientific sources, it sounds pretty rational to me.

Either way, several things have suddenly lined up for me very recently with regards to my writing. It's not as if anyone has hunted me down and demanded I hand over my manuscript for immediate publication, but the opportunity to go for it has just sort of popped up on my radar, thus giving me a really good reason to get this thing done already. Silent Refuge has been hanging around far too long, and it's time to let it go. I'm sort of scared to say much more for fear of jinxing myself, not that I'm superstitious like that... Let's leave it at a bunch of strangely specific things are falling in line in a way that makes me wonder if perhaps I could have some sort of success if I jump onboard. Right now. And even if this doesn't go the way I'd like, I'm still grateful for the kick in the pants. 

So here I go. I'll let you know what comes of this vague (for you) but exciting (for me) coincidence-laden...I don't know, time? 

Dear Universe, you may or may not possess the ability to accept my appreciation, but for the sake of my hopefulness, I'm going to go ahead and assume you do. You've suddenly made me wonder if some things really do happen how they do and when they do for the best, or even for a reason, as they say. You've placed some deadlines in my path that could not be more specific and perfect for where I am, and given me reason to believe I'm headed in the right direction. You have given me the gift of drive and confidence.

And for that, I thank you.


  1. *Fingers Crossed*
    And points for bravery, girl. Putting yourself out there via your art is HARD.

  2. I think when you're moving in the direction of your heart, you tend to encounter lots of open doors. Things just line up. Exciting. Wishing you the best.