Bear with me as this may be a bit stream of consciousness-y....
I am thrilled with all the wonderful things that have manifested in my life over the last three weeks!
First, my husband and I took our children to a free beach vacation at the home of friends on a a beautiful island that also afforded lots of wonderful nature activities for us and the kids. In addition to swimming in the ocean, we got to fish in a salt-water creek where we also saw fiddler and blue crabs, herons, pelicans, and dolphins. Our boys caught two baby sharks while fishing, which were released. We got to see lots of amazing wildlife and enjoyed time with our friends with whom we were staying.
The vacation was a turning point for my husband who has been in a major depression and treating me poorly. We had a great time together and he seemed to come to some decisions and during the vacation and since we've been home he has been like his old self and seemed to have genuinely begun recovering and enjoying life, me, and his sons again.
Even though last night he seemed to be regressing, I am still thankful for this turn of events and thankful for last night's contrast for reminding me to be thankful for all the good he has experienced in the last few weeks despite a minor set back. I know he's on the road to recovery and I am overjoyed and so, so grateful!
I also completed work on a client's web site and was paid for that. Although she couldn't pay me all she owed me at the time, I am okay with that, and thankful for what she did pay me.
I also got two other writing jobs dropped in my lap and completed both. I just got the check for one of them and will get the second check next week, I believe.
And, while I was on vacation, in a move to cheer myself up over something that happened, I applied for a job I saw on craigslist. The description was for a social media manager for a motivational speaker.
Two days after returning from the beach, I got a call inviting me to interview for the job. The woman is a protege of Tony Robbins and very positive. I met her this past Monday and the interview went great. I tried pre-paving, setting the intention of getting the job and a pay rate of $30 to $40 an hour. (The going rate for SMMs is $30 to $400, so I thought I was starting at a decent rate on the low end.)
She told me she wasn't prepared to pay that much, but I know she loved me and I believe she will think about it over the weekend and decide I am worth it and offer me the job.
I also had an interview with a local jazz musician who has been looking for someone to book shows for him. I book my husband's shows (he's also a musician) and met this man because he books shows for a venue. Anyway, he has hired me to book his shows and also recommended me to do marketing for a friend of his who owns a music school.
A few days after my interview for the social media manager position, I was invited by my alma mater to sit on a panel for alumnae on how to use social media. Yay for me!
I am overjoyed at all the great career activity I have had! I am more thankful than words can express for the effort and progress my husband has made at overcoming his depression. And I am just thrilled at how wonderful life is.
I am also a little shocked at some of the small, but random things I've manifested from parking spaces to my husband being told he is on call this weekend after being told he wasn't.
Need to stay focused on the positive stuff, apparently! Ha!
Okay. I'll stop rambling now! I guess you can all tell I'm a little bit excited!