Computer bag update*

A few months back, I wrote a blog post about my worn computer bag. It’s something that’s been with me for nearly seventeen years, from my first job in the entertainment industry, and it’s very special to me BUT, and this is a big BUT, it’s worn to the bone.

The leather (faux likely) is peeling off to the point that it leaves a trail behind me wherever I go and every time I’m in public with it, I see pitiful glances thrown its way and mine. The lining is nearly gone and it can no longer withstand any natural elements outside of sunshine but it’s like a member of my family.

It’s been with me through every single film/writing job I’ve had since I graduated college and that was almost two decades ago (not quite, but almost…)

I decided, however, not to treat myself to a new one until I get my first book published, which I’m in the process of… (For those following that situation, I just finished part 2 of 3, and am on page 260 of it now, with likely completing the whole book by the end of summer, with plans to submit to agents by the first of the new year…)

But I’m a tad far away from that publishing goal so a new bag had been no where in sight until…

One day, after seeing my sorry-looking computer bag, my brother mentioned he had a computer bag he was no longer using and offered it to me. He had no idea I was waiting to buy one… And when I saw his was basic black leather, my fav type, I couldn’t believe it.

The universe took care of my bag on its own, along with a little help from my brother.

Not only could I stay within my plan of not buying a new one until I published my book, but I scored a nice bag to use in the meantime allowing me to put my original baby to rest (and boy did she need it!)

Life.

“Expect the best, prepare for the worst and don’t be surprised when you get what you deserve.” – Lionel Goulet

Thank you, brother. Little did you know that bag will get me through the transition to the next phase of my life and I appreciate it.

And thank YOU readers for all your continued support.

 

Stay tuned for more info on my book and new bag :)

#soldbooknewbag

Quiet Please!! The Universe is Speaking…

There are times you have to just Stop. Listen. Think. And Do.

And your only guide is the Universe.

Yes, I’m one of those. I believe it’s true. The universe DOES in fact speak to you and I.

Not always. And not in complete sentences. But the winds blow a story and if your eyes and ears catch it, messages may linger long enough for one to be able to learn a little something from them.

However…

There will be times you like what the Universe is telling you, and it’s a no-brainer. You just easily go along with it. You even think it’s genius and you ponder how on earth you didn’t see it before. Ah…

But then, there are times where you want to ignore the Universe, pretend it doesn’t exist and even convince yourself that it simply has no idea what it’s talking about it….

Come on, we’ve all been there.

Who doesn’t have a fickle relationship with the Universe?

Recently though… I’ve begun to notice some changes….

The Universe started to give me platforms to stand on and then it threw out a few opportunities I could go after, to gain and learn from. It did though, also give tests and curve balls and I have the bruises to show the pain that came with them.

But as I dealt with each obstacle, I grew stronger and more honest, until one day, I suddenly realized the Universe DOES have my best interests at heart and it WILL reward sincere behavior…

But NOT without hard work.

And you HAVE to be paying attention.

Now, what I call the Universe, another may call a Spirit. or God. Buddha. Allah. Jesus. Peace. Love. Guru. Nothing.

Whatever. It’s different for everyone.

But if we listen.

Truly listen.

We can hear which way our winds blow and what the Universe is saying…

QUIET PLEASE!