A number of years ago, I was feeling a pull to expand my horizons and writing was what kept coming to my mind. My kids were quite young and I really wanted to do something while staying at home with them. At that time I’d never even heard the word ‘blog’, so I thought the only way I could ever become a writer would be to sign up for a course or find myself a mentor.
One day I noticed a flyer for a long distance writing program that looked intriguing. I read it over, but it said I’d have to send in a writing sample so they could do an assessment and see if I would qualify for their program. I did not have the time, energy or burning desire to be assessed so I threw the flyer away.
A few days later I was tired and needed a moment to sit and drink my tea. I asked the kids to play quietly until I finished going through the mail. On this particular day they obliged. In an effort to delay my ‘stolen moment’ a few minutes longer I carefully went through the ‘junk’ mail in the pile. I chuckled when I came across the flyer from this same institution.
Later that week I was leaving the grocery store when a strong wind blew into the entrance way, sending advertising they had in holders along the wall, flying into the air. Only one piece floated right up and onto my groceries… it was the same flyer yet again.
A week later I sent in my application for assessment and my path as an author had begun.
The point is, often what you write off as weird or a coincidental can be something bigger at play – like the energy of the Universe helping you along in your journey.
In my case, I learned a lot of great information by taking that course and while I can’t really attribute the books I have written to that program (it was, after all, about writing for children) I know it changed the way I viewed myself and with it my ability to write.
So what signals has the Universe been giving you lately? Little messages that you’re on the right track…gentle nudges to move out of your comfort zone…ridiculous coincidences that simple can’t be written off as chance.
These sign-posts are there to help. Perhaps if you aren’t already doing so, it’s time to take notice.