Thursday, January 31, 2008

Limitless Writing


Well, I have some interesting news about my future plans and listening to my intuition. Last week I drove by my favorite coffee shop and wanted to go in for a latte but really didn't have the time...too much to do back home. In addition, I had nothing to work on and lots of work to do. So I drove by, thinking it would be too much of an indulgence just to stop and then sit and drink my latte without working or reading. However, the feeling that I absolutely should go there and that I'd made a mistake persisted and grew stronger and more urgent. I ended up turning the car around and going back. This is pretty unusual for me.

After I arrived and began settling in I noticed a woman I'd talked with briefly a couple of times before---a casual acquaintance who is also a writer. I could tell she was working and really busy so I just acknowledged her with a greeting and thought that would be the end of our conversation. She asked me if I ever did subcontracting and I said yes. Thus began a conversation that ultimately ended up with me forming a business relationship with her so that we can work together.

Yes, a job! Not a job job, but forming a business and being self-employed doing technical and business writing with my writer acquaintance. She has too much work to handle on her own, plus has aspects of her work which she doesn't enjoy. It just so happens that what she doesn't enjoy I do! I have done some technical writing in the past, especially as a systems analyst, but not formally as a writer. So it's very exciting to me that there is so much to learn---almost never-ending learning (the best kind)---and lots of variety and excellent compensation as well.

I start tomorrow.



With everything going on in my life, I just sense that big changes are on the horizon. I absolutely love listening to my body and the process of starting to feel my feelings. After only a couple of days of doing this with food I feel so much more grounded than I have in the past. I can only imagine what the future holds...



P.S. The name of my business is the title of this post :) I chose it because it needs to be a little conservative for this type of business (working with governmental agencies) and because I don't want to limit the types of writing I do. It's perfect.

11 comments:

Patti said...

Wow Olivia - Serendipity Plus!
So much positivity in you world right now.

This all sounds just like YOU! Wishing you happy times doing business.

Rick Hamrick said...

Wow, what a perfect fit! I love how you came upon the opportunity, too, Olivia.

Journey Through Life said...

Even though you told me about this in real time voice!! I still found myself really excited reading about it as well. Good luck tomorrow!!! So exciting! I can't wait to hear how it all goes.

So good to hear you are still doing well with listening to your body. I am as well! Despite my bored afternoon (see post), I ended up relieving the boredom by cooking a delicious casserole. This is me, Annie, who HATES cooking. I chose to cook over all the other things I could have done but didn't want to. I wanted to cook. Incredible!!! Unheard of! Also a new pattern in my life?????? Maybe! I have been cooking regularly for two weeks now. Astounding for me!

Love ya,
Annie
xxx

Olivia said...

Thank you Patti, Rick, and Annie! It is very special to have your support. I started my job yesterday and can tell that this is a perfect opportunity, just what the Universe has in store for me right now. It will cause me to stretch and grow and to utilize everything I learned in BE BRAVE. It feels awfully big in a good way.

You've got so much energy Annie...it's nice to see that you're channeling it into positive directions. I take inspiration from that and know that as challenging as my new job seems it is a perfect place to move my energy. On to new things, positive change, and MORE,

Love, love, love,

O

kikipotamus said...

AWESOME. It is absolutely NO coincidence that as soon as you got out of your head and in tune with your body the Universe was able to call to you to turn the car around and go inside that coffee shop. Your head tried to LOGIC you out of it. But you were tuned into something bigger and look what happened. That is exactly what Tolle talks about...as soon as you become present, your life starts to be as easy as falling off a log. Neat-o Bandito, Olivia!!!!!! This post makes me so happy.

Kate said...

I love hearing how you followed your intuition and went back and look what happened. That is so awesome. I am so happy for you.

Kate

Olivia said...

Thank you, Kelly and Kate. I am learning how to follow my intuition, to stay tuned in to my body. This is so BIG, though, that it is so not what I expected...as much as I try to believe it's real it still seems unreal. How I think of myself, how my husband views me, etc.---all is changing. And I'm continuing to follow my spiritual practice of grounding by breathing and being Present. Otherwise I'd be flipping out about now :)

Love,

O

Angela said...

This is so exciting, Olivia! And the way you found out, wow, talk about trusting your intuition. Good going! It'll be great to expereince this with you.

Olivia said...

Thank you Angela. I'm so glad to have you along :) Peace and more, O

laundrygirl said...

Wow! Talk about intuition! This was meant to be.

Olivia said...

I know, Kristine. It's pretty incredible :) I hope your job happens in just the same way. Peace, O