>> Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Serendipity means a "happy accident" or "pleasant surprise"; specifically, the accident of finding something good or useful while not specifically searching for it
|Here we are exercising our love for travel by hanging off the boat to see glaciers in Patagonia. (Don't worry, no ginger haired guys were hurt while taking this photo).|
I believe that 'happy accidents' happen when you're moving towards something, working on a goal, and pushing along in a certain direction... then... seemingly by accident, but ONLY seemingly, little things happen to propel you forward. Serendipity? Luck? No way, it's just what happens when you work hard for something and keep your eyes open.
So did I meet Vito by "accident"? Some may see it that way. Though if you peel just one tiny layer you'll see the intricate web of activities that pushed us together. But that's a story for another day!
Today is Serendipity, so to answer the question of how I met Vito, I will simply say: Sure ok, he dropped out of the sky into my lap! No literally, he flew over from the Netherlands to NY to take me out to dinner. :)
We both worked for the same client just in different departments. I in NYC and he in Amsterdam. After a few months of working via email, and a few phone calls that made me conclude he was rude, and him that I was a man (?!???) we somehow got past it and figured out that we had lots in common, especially love of travel, that we were same age, and so on and so forth. Then Vito flew over to hang out with me for a long weekend! It was Easter weekend and precisely a year later on the following Easter weekend I moved to the Netherlands.
Tada! (Serendipity is such a romantic concept... let's believe in it for just one day) We can go back to our militant, systematic selves tomorrow! (Me? militant and systematic?? Yes! Because it's so action oriented, I find being "serendipitous" too passive for my taste.)
Lesson kids: Look up! Good things DO drop from the sky accidentally or on purpose.
Play with us next week!!!
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