Opportunity Knocks

I have always heard that you know you are on the right path because things just line up.  I have also always heard that once you get negative things and people out of your life, the positive starts happening.

It can be hard though, at least it is for me right now.  But sometimes you have to be selfish enough to take care of yourself first.  Sometimes (most times) you have to not care what others think, and just do what is best for you. After eight years of taking care of others, it is my time. And as I move forward, figuring out the new normal, getting my feet under me and my toes wet…I feel relief.  At this  moment, even though life is hard right now, I am OK. And there are good things brewing in life for me. Because I am trying, so very hard. And all that hard work has to pay off.

I am so very fortunate that I get to do what I love every single day.  I love my work, love my job and I work at one of the most amazing places in the world.  I am a writer, and the fact that I get to do this every day for a living is amazing. And my job has been so wonderfully supportive of me during this time. Making sure that I am OK, asking if I need anything. I have never had a company be so wonderful to it’s employees.

As a writer, I also do freelance work. And yesterday a wonderful opportunity came to me. A top woman’s author, life couch and speaker asked that I help edit her book. First to be asked by such an amazing writer and person is in its self a wonderful compliment.  It is an opportunity for which I am truly grateful. This is exciting and I am thrilled.  We talk and plan in the coming weeks.

To have the best job, to have an amazing and fun freelance project, to finally not have to take care of everything  and everyone else….Opportunity knocks. But I am wondering if opportunity is not just Life its self?  It is spring. It is the season of the new. And I will turn my pain into power.

All the hurt, all the lies
All the tears that they cry
When the moment is just right
You’ll see fire in their eyes
‘Cause she’s stronger than you know
A heart of steel starts to grow

When you’ve been fighting for it all your life
You’ve been struggling to make things right
That’s how a superhero learns to fly
(Every day, every hour, turn that pain into power)

She’s got lions in her heart
A fire in her soul he’s a got a beast
In his belly that’s so hard to control
Cause they’ve taken too much hits, taking blow by blow
Now light a match, stand back, watch them explode – Superheros, The Script