I see someone that I knew a long time ago. I’m coming out of my shell…out of my seclusion…
DayDreamer37 has written 9 entries about this goal
Not much comes completely out of the blue anymore. Things happen to me now because I took some action—did some research, made an inquiry, wrote a letter etc.
However the magic and wonder are still in my life and are here to stay.
and the author of the book emailed me and said she’d send me a free book! This counts as magical and unexpected…
I was either going to “give up” as things don’t happen to me completely unexpectedly at mid-life, rather they happen because I put something into motion.
Since August 2011 was like a dream and from Nov 6 thur Dec 6 were magical—so many good things happened BLD and the free weekly MC, MH, C21, WF1, the end of C etc I’d describe it as almost magical and by far the best month I’ve had in years. Actually there were probably others but I was not conscious of the good things that were raining down on me.
But I am now.
I’ll keep this on the list to continue chronicling the magic…
This counts as a magical, unexpected and wonderful thing!!!
I’m going to put this on hold in the “I give up” folder. My life is very structured and planned and I do not like it when the unexpected happens. When I get a call back from a resume or a contract in the mail, While its FANTASTIC, it’s not MAGICAL as I did something (submit a story or a resume) for this to happen. Magic happens without any effort on my part.
Magic happens when I get a phone call out of the blue saying I won a three part trip or a phone call out of the blue saying I won a scholarship. This hasn’t happened to me in years. I think it’s because I’m more in tuned with what I want so I go after it instead of waiting for something to just fall into my lap.
Latelly, the goals that I’m crossing off my list are those that require a change of mind or courage—ie motivate myself, talk to myself as a friend instead of a critic, commit to a career etc. Only one or two that I completed recently required actionable steps ie read two books on assertiveness and use the information and keep a problem solution journal.
My new challenge requires a little bit of money. I actually have to BUY a book (which I hardly ever do unless it’s some sort of test prep guide) and have it signed. I think after that I’ll ride in a carriage which shouldn’t be too difficult since I live in NYC and Central park is right there.
I have several goals that I’m starting to see now are linked: Be part of a studio audience, be part of a documentary, take the community producer class etc. I think I’ll do those things in 2012. Or at least start putting them in motion.
I wonder what adventures await me?!? I’ll also post this under “take one step at a time”, “choose wisely” and “visit 43things every day goal.”
I thought it was my daughter’s school so I picked it up. It wasn’t, it was a HR rep from a company where I applied for a PT job. She asked if I had time and I said yes though the driers were rumbling and the washing machines were churning. I could barely hear her. So I stepped outside to suffer worst conditions. An ambulance roared by and a noisey truck idled like forever where I was standing. So I went up on someone’s porch, practically up to their door. I think it’s the owners of the laundromat that lived there. And I could hear slightly better.
Well I heard enough to be invited in for a group interview. I wrote down the details on a library reciept. I’ll keep it forever.
This happened on a Monday, the group interview was on Friday. So I had four days to pull together skirt, blouse etc. It was fun! Also they asked us all to do a 1 minute presentation. I was nervous but not as nervous as I usually am when asked.
The next Monday I was in the laundromat again thinking about the magical thing that had happened to me the week before.
I was invited back for a second interview but turned it down today. It would interfere with my son’s summer activities. He’s only 12 years old once and if they are hiring at this place I think means that there will be hiring at other places. So I don’t have to sacrifice his summer for that job, there will be others.
I also wrote about this under my problem of the day goal.
Today I was reflecting on a time when I felt really desperate. It was on a saturday night (sunday morning) a month ago. I was sitting on the couch thinking “oh my GOD what am I going to do with my life?”
I started to look up volunteer opportunities that were associated with a particular university. I found one and it was even in an area that I was considering. I had already applied to be a volunteer at a few places, but had not heard back. I signed up then at almost 1 am and was accepted just like that. No jumping through hoops or waiting. Just like magic. I updated my resume IMMEDIATELY and began to listen to the various training webinars the program suggested.
So far it’s been one month and a day since my signing up. Since then I’ve listened to a few full webinars related to the volunteer opportunity, I’ve borrowed books and I attended an event where I put my knowledge to the test.
And I was able to do all of this while still living my life.
I was sitting at the event yesterday thinking about how I came to be there. I think this also counts toward having more wonderful, magical things happen to me.
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