You’ve heard this saying before right? Everything happens for a reason. And because we’ve heard it said over and over so many times, we might dismiss the meaning behind it. Well, I’ve been a true believer in this since I can remember. Yes, even the bad stuff. I feel that in my life, nothing has ever been accidental.
As I’m sitting here typing this, I’m in the middle of brainstorming an idea. One that I’ve honestly had brewing for a while. Just to get this ball moving has done wonders for me. Especially since this chick has been having a “moment.” So, as I sat on my couch all day on Monday working on this project…it just hit me. Everything that led up to this moment happened like it was supposed to. Just to get me here.
The truth is, I tend to hold on to things a little longer than I should. To say I’ve been disappointed by people in my life and allowing that to disrupt me is a given. I blamed someone else for not getting this idea off the ground. But, I know that it was supposed to happen this way. That person had to do their own thing and fulfill their own dreams. Duhhhhh Monique.
All these years of life and experience have molded me to be here in this moment. To not be afraid to ask for help and know that there will be days I’ll feel like I’ve been chewed up and spit out. And that’s OK.
This past week I attended a conference that I’ve been to many times before. I mostly wanted to attend so I could reconnect with my friends. Once again, it all unfolded as it was supposed to. I applied months ago to be a volunteer, probably with a lot of other hopefuls. But, I was chosen and just happened to be assigned to a job that had me sitting in on a panel with a very good friend of mine.
After the panel, that friend and I sat in on a special ceremony honoring some amazing people. Unfortunately, I had to catch up on some work from my volunteer position. It was at this moment, when I was distracted, that my friend decided to write me a very inspiring and encouraging note. One that I didn’t discover until a day later. Little does she know, but her words helped nudge me over the wall I’ve been clawing at.
I know that this entire experience, from the moment I applied to be a volunteer was all for this reason. Some of you may not believe the same. You might think it’s all just a coincidence. And that it might seem like a lot of work just to get me brainstorming an idea. But, in the scheme of things, I know that each and every step that it took to get here has a ripple effect. And I’m here for all of it.