Do you believe in coincidences? I recently read the quote, "Coincidences mean you're on the right track" (Simon Van Booy) and it made me seriously wonder. In a phone conversation about a month ago with a friend that, at the time, I hadn't seen in almost a decade and hadn't spoken to on the phone for almost 3 years, he commented that there must be some reason... plan... coincidence that caused us to re-connect.
I've always been a fan of the ideas of kismet, fate, and pre-destination as these things tend to make me feel a bit better about the riskier choices I've made in my life (i.e. packing up and moving to Germany, getting knee surgery, etc.). On the flip side, I'm a huge fan of free will (hey... I'm a libra... I'm not a walking contradiction, I just have really balanced beliefs!).
Tonight, however, I'm leaning more towards the idea that coincidences truly do mean that one is on the right track. Why, you ask? Well, I've been meandering between two very different careers: apparel merchandising and special education, for the last 8 years. I love both fields equally, but now that I'm in the states, am on my own, and am looking to take the next step in my life and (gasp) possibly settle down, I'm considering all the options.
I spent last weekend working on teaching applications and have just spent the last few hours looking at jobs in sustainable fashion when it happened: I discovered that thredUP has a distribution center in my home town and is hiring! In the last two weeks, I've gone from not having heard of the company, to teaming up with them for a #SustainableSunday post to knowing that I can drop in on the company at just about any time of day because they're all of a 10 minute drive from my house!
Coincidence? Heck, the shirt I'm wearing in these snaps was from their San Francisco warehouse.
What do you think? Does this absolutely, overwhelmingly, random coincidence mean that I'm on the right track?