Roberto, my husband, was working as a job recruiter when he saw the post: “Childbirth Educator. Must have an RN degree, ICEA certification, and 2 years experience.” He read this to me and said, “It’s too bad you don’t have any of the qualifications.” And he was right. I didn’t. But I applied anyway. I don’t know how or why my resumé and application got past all of the HR hurdles, but I’d like to think that it was my unbridled enthusiasm and passionate pronouncement during the interview, “This is what I’m supposed to be doing with my life!” that got me the job. Or it could have just been serendipity.
My life has been a series of serendipitous events, one right after the other. My father is a devout and religious man – he always says there’s no such thing as a coincidence. That everything that happens is a part of God’s plan – as long as you are willing to “hook it up.”
God’s plan or not, I appreciate looking back to see all of the wondrous, serendipitous events that have hooked up to make my life what it is today – in this exact moment.
Jason Silva, our second guide in Quest 2015 asks, “In what ways might you artfully curate your life in 2015 to occasion serendipity, creativity and awe?”
I hope that I will continue to manifest serendipity, creativity and awe this coming year by doing things like Quest 2015. Being connected with others who are seeking to create something of impact in the coming year and surrounding myself with the tools and support of like-minded people can only bring goodness and light into my creative process. The end product will be better for this and all the other serendipitous events that have already occurred, those events that are happening right now, and for the awe-inspiring events that I can’t even conjure from the future.