(n) – the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.
Why is hindsight so much clearer? And why is that we tend to only really cherish the moment after the fact? It is because we really can only see its value from a distance. Life really is just a series of random actions – but yet how brilliantly the puzzles pieces can come together in such a serendipitous way.
In the last year, I have found a deeper level of what I believe is serendipity. Last week I attended a conference in Florida and across the room sat a person that has probably changed the course of my career. It was just over two years ago we sat in a similar room surrounded by people with just the future ahead – a strong connection albeit unconventional relationship has grown and I realized in that moment looking across the room that you just can deny the serendipity of it all! Things do happen for a reason I think- and its not until hindsight we understand why.
Over the past three years, I have found myself doing certain things, exploring different situations, and making various connections – most of which I thought were random. Never did I imagine that it could ever, especially this quickly, accumulate and swirl together into a mixture of recognition and fortune – but yet it has. Fleeting as it might be – I wonder though why? Did I really do something right, or was it just serendipity working out in my favor and placing the right people in my path. I suppose that I still had to engage them? In many ways I do feel I worked hard – but I also got lucky. Destiny or chance? Both? A series of small actions collide to form a result. The reaction is then based on what? Time, the ingredients, or both?
Maybe subconsciously I thought that it would all come together – but I don’t think so. Doing each piece as an independent activity was the right play at the time – but how to do you work towards a master plan, if you don’t know what plan even looks like. I still don’t know what that looks like!
There is a fine line between confident and conceded – between conviction and arrogance – between strong and brazen. As a woman it is important to walk the fine line and air on the side of caution. I must remember to constantly clip my wings yet maintain stability and confidence. A trick blend. If all else fails – channel Beyonce.