Happy June, 2016 – Another Door Opens
Funny story. You have probably heard, “When one door closes, another door opens.” And if someone has said this to you in the past, what were the circumstances surrounding the event that caused this phrase to be uttered? Did you lose your job? Did you reach the end of a relationship? Did you lose something important? Did you feel that you lost an opportunity?
Well, this happened to me…quite recently. I’ve been publishing AroundWellington® for over ten years now. While it has been wonderful in every way, it has been a part-time income for me, instead of a full-time income. So I found a full-time job, in the field of proposal writing, but it only lasted 6 months. The world of engineering changes frequently, and so I was let go.
After this happened, I kept thinking, “When one door closes, another door opens.” And as if I were living in stereo, people kept saying that exact thing to me. Another door opens. Another door opens. Although I didn’t miss being in a cubicle for 40 hours a week, I did miss my co-workers. But it was clear to me, beyond a doubt, that another door would open. As the days went on, I had the sensation of doors flying open in rapid succession, one after another, so quickly that I can barely catch my breath. Every day that seems to be the most amazing day is only surpassed by the next day, even more amazing. Another door opens. The people I have met and the places I have been in these past few weeks have knocked my socks off. Rocked my world. Father Joseph of Haiti. Prince Harry. Nacho Figueras of Argentina. Some of the best international professionals in the publishing world. Some of the finest equestrians in the world. Women, who are changing the world. A teacher, who is making a difference. A supermodel-polo player with a big heart, who gives 100% of everything she earns to charity. Some of the kindest people I have ever been with.
Although it’s a work in progress, I have a website (and a Facebook page) now called AnotherDoorOpens.com. The first story I have posted is the one about Father Joseph and the good work he is doing to re-build Haiti. The stories that will follow will also be focused on non-profits, making a difference or people who are making a positive difference.
This month (June, 2016), we focus on the chiropractic work of Dr. Randall Laurich of the Wellness Experience. Check out the “AW Spotlight” story, coming soon, written by Sabeen Faquir.
Check out all of the new articles for AroundWellington.com. And have a Happy June!