You know the saying “Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.”
Well, I decided that my life wasn’t happening very fast. I liked my job, but needed more of it: more t coaching, more money. I loved my children, but was getting a little tired of paying their rent.
I just didn’t feel like I was moving forward very far or fast.
So I volutneered to be presdient of my Rotary Club. The presidency is a very absorbing and demanding position. And two years ago I figured that I wasn’t doing anything terribly interesting, so I’d volutneerr for this big job and then maybe, just maybe, while I was embroiled in my plan, something in my life would happen.
While in the thoes of the last months of my presidency, I scored a six week coaching gig that included money and far too many hours, then in the middle of that we found a house we loved and could afford in Nevada City, and made an offer. It was accepted and we are waiting for the loan to fund and escrow to close. My husband is off on a business trip to Moscow and my children who were slated to live in this new (for us, second) home, decided to move to Colorado, taking the cute grandchild with them. Oh, and the dog had back surgery.
So yes, Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans. I set up an absorbing plan, and wham! Life happened.
I am grateful that these cool changes were hurled at me, maybe not at this volocity. But that is not something we control. I just know that yes, I did this on purpose.
And life followed through.