I Seldom End Up Where I Wanted to Go, But Almost Always End Up Where I Needed to Be - Douglas Adams

Monday, July 21, 2008

I believe in God. I believe in destiny and fate. And I also believe in free will. The curveballs of life and the forks in the road are all opportunities (sometimes in disguise). Every choice we make or don't make leads us to where we are right now. And right now, I'm in a pretty happy place.

Losing my job has turned out to be a blessing. If I hadn't lost my job, I would not be spending these summer weeks with my son going to the beach, the park and pool.

If I hadn't lost my job we wouldn't be the "dinner at 6:00" family we're becoming. I probably wouldn't know my neighbors very well. And I certainly wouldn't have discovered blogging. Which means I probably never would have met this amazing group of women.

The more time I spend with them, both online and in person, the more I am sure there was a plan in place when I took that last elevator ride back in November. I feel like there was something missing in my life that I didn't know was missing until now.

It's not that I don't have friends, great family or a good marriage, because I do. I guess I've just never had so many people who inspire me in my life before. Knowing that these smart, funny, talented, creative and beautiful women have been near me ALL THIS time and I'm JUST NOW getting to know them makes me want to stalk them to make up for the lost time.

Thankfully, Cheri graciously opened up her home for BitchHer 2008 so the Bitches and our Bitchlets could get together for food, drinks, swag and good conversation (though apparently, I missed a really important one about orgasms and baked goods).

I'm so glad to know you all. Be it fate, an act of God, the decline in the housing market or The Secret, having you in my life is making me a better person. Thank you!
Linky Love goes to: Cheri @ Blog This Mom!, Aaryn @ Thematically Fickle, Jamie @ Choosing My Own, Jenn @ Juggling Life, Kate @ katydidnot, Deb @ Sandiegomomma, Sam @ Little Dragon Fruit
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  1. So goosebumpingly true.

    I feel the same.


  2. You've summed it up perfectly.

    Bossy said it pretty well also--soul sisters.

  3. "Den" made me laugh.

    (Still laughing...)

    Okay, now, what I was going to say was (damn that Den...), I totally hear ya. Can't wait to return into the loving world of the Birches. Well, I CAN wait...like 4 more days, but THEN... yeah, loving world.

  4. Birches, Bithes, Bitches... I am glad to have met you all too! And Mel, lucky for us we live so close that we can stalk each other! Soon. Over cocktails. At the playground or something.

  5. Looks like you had a great time!

  6. Girlfriends are the best! Glad you had a fun time! The Secret rocks!!!

  7. Nicely put, Mel! It was awesome meeting you, and sampling your gourmet cooking prowess!

    I am looking forward to future gatherings!

    And thanks for the link. :)


  8. That was a cool story. I, too was made redundant and chose not to "get back on the wheel". I love blogging and some of my best friends are only a keyboard away!

  9. I just love it when bloggy friends become real friends. Just discovered you for the first time through the BitchHer links... I am sorry to hear about your job. I think I may be joining you in laid-offedness soon. I can't decide if I'm terrified or thrilled.


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