Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Wasn't Dionne Warwick Related to Whitney Houston or Something?

I'm having one of those days where all the little errors or not-quite-diligent-editing moments are coming back to haunt me all at once. Annoying. I generally try to be on the ball at work, but apparently today is just not my day. (As yes, some of these errors are from today...really, I should just go home now).

It's weird how the stars align sometimes. I tend to get annoyed when people get all astrological on me, but I occasionally think there might be something to it.

Why am I making errors today? Why are errors that I made months ago just coming up today? Why would I lose two followers on my blog today? One I can understand (well not really, I mean why would anyone voluntarily give up reading the fabulousness that is me?), but suddenly two on the same day? Weird.

Back to the astrology thing for a moment - as I said, I don't buy into that crap. But I do think there is "something" going on in the universe that can't always be scientifically explained away. I do believe in the concept of "meant to be."

Not 100% of course. I also believe in free will and all that jazz. But sometimes...I don't know, sometimes it seems like things align for a specific reason. In my life, this seems apparent when I consider the topic of jobs.

I firmly believe that someone wanted me to work at my last job. I had a zillion and one interviews, and was only offered a summer position at my last place for two months after the interview (not the job I interviewed for, the consolation prize). I was convinced that in two months I would have a permanent job, but left the door open.

And sure enough, two months later I was still jobless. And by the end of that summer they offered me a permanent position in the other company housed in that building.

Now as you all know, I was quite unhappy with that job a long time. I kept wanting to quit, but it seemed like circumstances kept preventing me from doing so. This went on for a couple of years. And sure enough, in my last 6 months there, I ended up with full responsibility for some projects I had only assisted on before.

Had I left two years earlier I would have: a) not been given managerial tasks on those projects, and b) would have thought that I was simply bad at my job, and that was why I had to leave, instead of realizing that it was a personality conflict that made me so unhappy. All this has resulted in a much better paying job, confidence that I wouldn't have had otherwise, and a lot more peace of mind.

But astrology? Psychics? Entertainment. Period. I enjoy me a good psychic visit every once in a while, but I have never found one that's told me anything shocking, or accurate. I won't call them frauds, I'm certain they do have "feelings" or sense things, but it's just never really worked for me.

But on days like today, I can't help but think there's something going on out there. It just seems too coincidental that a bunch of these things seem to be happening at once.

What do you think? Or more to the point, what do you believe?


Sherri C said...

I'm completely on board with your assessment. I love the esoteric stuff, but can't quite believe. I do believe in predestiny, mostly as a lesson you need to learn before you can move on to the next stage of life or whatever. That's how I ended up with my husband. An improbable and unexplainable string of events that melded us together. And it didn't stop at the wedding, either. I left him once, we were separated for almost a year when I found out I had cancer, which brought us back together. I keep wondering, "What do I have left to learn from this asshole?"

Anonymous said...

I’ve never been to a psychic. I’m kind of on the fence on whether I believe or not. I kind of like not knowing some things. Now if they want to tell me I won the lottery, sign me up for an appointment.

Kyla Bea said...

I definitely agree, I posted about my day of "Omen's" on Monday.

Some of the time things are *so* easy. Some of the time it's impossible to even buy a cup of coffee without nearly being run down in the street six times.

Chief Rock Chef said...

Yes I think she was.

I like that you are now using a real photo now!

I think that some stuff happens for a reason, at other times it is just a case of "shit happens".

Psychics? I think that there are real ones, but they don't tend to be too public about it.

the frog princess said...

I can't help but put some stock into astrology, if only because I am SO VERY MUCH the person described by my sign (with the one difference that I totally suck with money). I wouldn't plan my life by it or anything, but I still read my horoscope.

And there is *definitely* some truth to biorhythms. Any time I'm having a day where I feel particularly stupid, or exhausted, or melancholy, I'll check and my intellectual, physical, or emotional biorhythm will be totally bottomed out.

But for the most part I think I believe in Karma, and the idea that everything sort of works in cycles--it's just the duration of those cycles that's a mystery, which is why we're always taken by surprise when a run of good or bad luck begins or ends.

I've never been to a psychic, but one of these days I'm totally going to go, just for shits and giggles :)

Sheila (Charm School Reject) said...

I'm a skeptic when it comes to psychics but I also think that there are some people who really do have that "gift" - even if these are the exception rather than the rule.

I'm more of the karma/God's will believer. But, I'm all about free will. I think that things happen for a reason but that they are based upon the choices that we make for ourselves.

Becky said...

I do know that on a full moon night, we will get bombarded with crazy patients at the hospital...or at least it seems that way.

I've been to a fortune teller once. She was fun. And she told me that I would be promoted. 2 weeks later, I was promoted. It was weird.

But, sometimes I do think that things happen they way they do for a reason.

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