No Chance Meetings
So one of my favorite books of all time is The Celestine Prophecy: An Adventure. Last weekend, I picked it up and was re-reading it when one of the concepts that always jumps out at me jumped out at me again: The whole concept of synchronicity, and how when you run into someone multiple times either you have a message for them or they have one for you. In other words, it was no mere coincidence that you ran into this person again.
So I was at a dinner and panel discussion earlier this week and ‘coincidentally,’ I found myself in the elevator with the same woman when I was arriving to the panel discussion and two hours later when I was leaving the panel discussion. With the book still fresh in my mind, I stopped her and asked if she had a business card because I thought it was interesting that we met up again. I gave her mine.
She contacted me not an hour later. It turns out, she’s trying to make a career change and isn’t sure how to do it. The career she’s trying to break into is freelance writing and researching. With me being a freelance writer and editor, I guess there’s a lot that we have to talk about.