"...IF YOU FOLLOW YOUR BLISS, DOORS WILL OPEN FOR YOU THAT WOULDN'T HAVE OPENED FOR ANYONE ELSE." - Joseph Campbell

"SOMETIMES ON THE WAY TO YOUR DREAM, YOU GET LOST AND FIND A BETTER ONE." - Lisa Hammond

"IT IS POSSIBLE AT ANY AGE TO DISCOVER A LIFELONG DESIRE YOU NEVER KNEW YOU HAD." - Robert Brault


"IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHO YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN." - George Eliot

"WE DID NOT CHANGE AS WE GREW OLDER. WE JUST BECAME MORE CLEARLY OURSELVES." - Lynn Hall

"GO CONFIDENTLY IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR DREAMS! LIVE THE LIFE YOU HAVE IMAGED." - Henry David Thoreau

Thursday, June 8, 2017

* THE UPS & THE DOWNS...THE ZIGS & THE ZAGS *

As some of you know, the past few months/years have been a bit stressful in many ways, and yet every now and then, there always seems to be something to be completely ecstatic about.

My favorite online dictionary, http://www.dictionary.com/ always has a Word of the Day and yesterday's, June 7th, was one of my all time favorites: Serendipity.

Such an appropriate word! A couple of really great things happened to me this week...in fact, both on the same day: Tuesday, June 6th. My spirit would've been lifted by just one, but the two of them together were simply serendipitous! 😊

1) Tuesday I was interviewed for a part-time job, was hired, and I start next week.

2) And also on Tuesday, I was notified that a story I submitted will be published in the upcoming book, Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Dog Really Did That?

I'm extremely excited about both, and especially the way they both happened....You know, those "meant to be" things?

The job came about because of a friend, in a zig-zaggy kind of way.

And, I haven't had anything published anywhere since 2013, and my most recent Chicken Soup acceptance was 2008!

Now, if I can just lose about 20 lbs. really fast so I can fit into my business casual clothes!


21 comments:

  1. Becky, congratulations on the story acceptance. happy for you. Where will you be working? Remember, good things come in threes, so be expecting the third.

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    1. Thank you, Linda! My job is in West Port, so it will be an easy commute. To begin, it will be 2 days a week, but may change off and on from 2 days, to 3 days. It's such a crazy story about how I got the job! I'll write about it sometime later. And "good things come in threes"...I definitely have another one or two things I would love to see happen! And actually, one already did earlier today... :)

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  2. Low carb, girl, I'm telling you... ;-)

    Congrats on the publishing! And that word is fantastic. Have you seen the movie Serendipity? So wonderful. John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale.

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    1. Hi Sandi! Thanks for the diet tip. And yes, I'm definitely going to stay off carbs as much as possible! And thank you for the congrats about my story. I'm pretty sure I saw that movie, but it's been quite a while ago. I need to rent it, I guess!

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  3. I'm so happy for you. Twenty pounds...nothing to it....just stop eating bread and pasta. It will fall off.

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    1. Hi there "OSC" - Thank you! I love your attitude about losing the weight! That's exactly how I'm thinking about it, too...Nothing to it, and the pounds will fall off! Yay! :)

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  4. Congratulations on both the job and the story acceptance! Way to go, girl!

    I would like to lose about 20 pounds, so I am right there with ya on wishing it was easier to do. Best of luck in that endeavor!

    Love,
    Patti

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    1. Thank you, Patti! (I think I owe you an email. I'll go back through them tomorrow and check!) I'll keep you posted on the weight loss. I've been wanting/needing to lose weight for quite some time...and having an incentive always helps, doesn't it??

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  5. So happy for you, Becky!! Now, tell us about the job and when book comes out!

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    1. Thanks, Claudia! I'll post soon about the job. And the book is scheduled to be available in bookstores August 8, 2017.

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    2. Claudia, P.S. I just added the book's cover to my right side bar!

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  6. Wonderful, wonderful news. And, with luck, the third thing will be waking up as a slyph again.

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    1. Thank you, Sue! I love your idea of my 3rd good thing! I had to look up that word: sylph, to see what it meant! Found these two definitions:
      1) a slender, graceful woman or girl.
      2) (in folklore) one of a race of supernatural beings supposed to inhabit the air.
      I think either one of those sounds pretty good! ;)

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  7. Congratulations, Becky! I've not experienced anything resembling SERENDIPITY in a long while, but it sure feels good on the tongue to pronounce it! :)))

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    1. Hello dear Myra! I think I owe you an email, too. Thanks for your lovely response. You always make me smile or laugh!

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  8. Congratulations! Now if you find the trick to losing twenty pounds real fast, let us all in on it, okay?
    I see you found the original author of "my" quote :)
    I probably should have done that.

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    1. Hi River! Thanks so much...and yes, I'll let you know if I can find a way to lose 20 lbs really fast....in fact, that's what I should do: FAST! Ha ha! And I meant to email you right away when I found the author of "your" quote, but then got sidetracked. And the funniest thing is...I posted that quote on my blog here: http://beckypovich.blogspot.com/2013/11/winner-of-memoir.html AND, I said then that I'd borrowed it from YOUR blog! So, I guess at that time, you also listed Lisa Hammond?? I don't remember....that was 4 years ago! HA!

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  9. I didn't list Lisa Hammond, I think I had anon, because I'd read it somewhere but couldn't remember where.

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    1. Yes, I think I remember that, too!

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  10. Congratulations on your two new gigs! Serendipity is one of my favourite words :)

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    1. Hi Trish! Thanks so much for the congrats! And yes....serendipity is just an awesome word!

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