A few years ago, I packed up my apartment, put it in a storage unit and took off on a month long soul vacation.
It was amazing! However, when I got back to Texas, I didn't have a home. I didn't know where I wanted to be and all my shit was in storage.
I crashed in a clients furnished garage apartment for a few weeks until I figured it out.
It was important to me to stay close to my best friend, Megan and her son, Sawyer, who was one year old at the time. I adore them both. Especially him. I decided on Waxahachie, Texas. Fifteen minutes from where they lived and my job.
I called a realtor client of mine and this was our conversation.
"So...I'm looking for an old house or building in Waxahachie that has been converted into apartments with hard wood floors and a glass door knob."
She was silent for a moment and then she said "And what if I can't find that?"
I said "I trust that you can." She laughed at me.
I found my apartment that day.
I drove through the historical district of Waxahachie and pulled up to a 113 year old house that had been converted into 5 apartments. One of which was vacant. It was so charming with hardwood floors and a front door that had a glass door knob. It was owned by Loren Gray Investments. My middle name is Loren. Sawyer's middle name is Gray. Their office was located at 1023 Main Street. 1023 is my number. (I'm actually going to get a tattoo of a pocket watch with the time on it of 10:23 because it means so much to me. I'll post a blog when I get the tattoo to explain that.)
It has been my experience that any time I am absolutely clear about what I want, everything around me conspires to make it happen and I have noticed that when I pay attention, I am given signs to let me know I'm on the right track. (Or the wrong one.) Call it God, The Universe, Angels... It's all the same to me.
These are the kinds of things I notice. Sychronicities. The experience of circumstances and events that seem unrelated but yet they occur together in such a meaningful way. That apartment was meant to be mine. I made some awesome memories and learned a lot about myself from that space. I have since moved (because I'm a gypsy and that's what we do) but it was exactly where I needed to be for that time in my life.
Some people say it's just coincidence. Some people wouldn't have even noticed. Some people argue that the human mind delights in finding patterns. Maybe that's true.
But it's still cool as shit when it happens to me! I hope at some point in your life, you too will have these experiences. Maybe you already have ;)
Always paying attention... -Stevi