Who knows why things come through our lives when they do.
Serendipity. Fate. Happenstance. Coincidence.
I do believe in all of these things.
I believe that things happen for a reason.
I believe that things happen when they happen for a reason.
Like my reading The Alchemist when I did and hearing the words, “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
Then listening to Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations podcast series and coming across the episode where Paulo Coelho (author of The Alchemist) is the guest. Hearing him talk about personal legend, one’s destiny in life, and how we should identify ours then go about pursuing it.
Next there’s coming across Medium.com. Specifically Jonas Ellison’s Higher Thoughts and suddenly feeling equally motivated and challenged to post daily. (Warning: I will be posting something daily.)
I truly believe my personal legend is to be a writer. And to tell stories, both fiction and non-fiction, that will resonate with even just one person out there in this world and maybe make a difference in their life. I believe this with all my heart and every fiber of my being.
Call me crazy. Tell me I’m nuts. I’m no spring chicken. I’ve stepped into and am now all up in midlifery. I call myself a writer yet I don’t even have a single book out yet.
That’s the key word. Because you see, even though some people are afraid to pursue their personal dreams because they feel they don’t deserve to or that they’ll be unable to fulfill them, I’m not afraid.
Sure, maybe I won’t produce a New York Times best seller. But I can certainly believe I can, right? I might fall flat on my face as a writer but I’ll never know unless I try, wouldn’t you say? I may never influence a single person with my words but what if I do?
My point is this: I’ve realized that writing is my passion and, as written in the Alchemist, when a person really desires something all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream. I believe that my being exposed to the afore-mentioned items is really just universe doing its thing to help me pursue my dream.
And who am I not to follow what the universe is doing?