I truly hope what goes on behind your closed door is blissful. For me, doors opening elicit a very satisfied sigh.
I’m not talking about voyeurism, not today anyway. I’m talking about opportunities.
My mother used to always say, “Follow the road to your bliss and doors will open.” She was, of course, paraphrasing Joseph Campbell, but I’ve always loved that saying. Believe what you will, but when things go my way, they really go my way.
And when they don’t, they really don’t. I get upset, like any normal human being, but in the end, I believe that whatever it was just wasn’t meant to be.
Do I believe in destiny? Yes. No. I don’t know. I believe you can make choices that will take you in one direction, but… Oh, this is so confusing. Before I get into a philosophical debate with myself, I’ll get back to the reason for this post.
Friends of mine are publishing, new representation is being offered, jobs that were lost are now replaced by dream jobs. When one door closes, another opens.
This feels like a touch of destiny.
Some of these doors lead down paths to great writing opportunities. Others lead to new friendships, partnerships, and networks for writers.
Doors lead to learning–Learning about writing, learning about editing, learning about marketing, learning everything I can possibly get my hands on because it’s all so freaking cool and I can’t believe I’m writing this run on sentence.
Lately, doors have been opening all over the place for me and my wenches. Together, we skip down our blissful road, and along the way, we are finding opportunities as a group and as individuals. Every time a wench says, “YOU GUYS…,” I know another victory has been won. Small or large, it’s all cumulative. We work hard, but we’re on the right path.
Recently, I had a personal opportunity I was very, very excited about. I was agonizing over making a decision one way or the other and then, poof, the opportunity disappeared. It wasn’t meant to be. And it’s okay. Another will come along. A better one. I’m not worried.
If things are not going your way, in writing and/or in life, don’t force it. Take a breath and then take another path. Keep your goals in sight and find another road to get there. When you find the right one, you’ll know it.
“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.” Joseph Campbell
What doors have opened for you lately?
Jennifer Senhaji, Your Sweet and Spicy Romance Author