I first learned about the term “synchronicity” when I began my health coaching journey in March of 2017. Although I was unfamiliar with the term, I was quite familiar with its meaning.
“Synchronicity is the belief that the universe will help direct us on our authentic life path through meaningful occurrences that our souls manifest.”
In 2010, I decided it was time to snap out of a “life rut” I had been mulling in and get my act together. I had been going through the motions in college, not truly investing myself in my education or my friendships, just showing up physically with no graduation date in site. I had a waitressing job that I hated and I was in an unhealthy relationship that I hated even more. I woke up one day and decided that I didn’t want this to be my life anymore and I made a promise to myself that I was going to start living my authentic life. I truly believe that because I made this promise whole-heartedly, a domino effect of positive changes occurred.
Have you ever had an overwhelming feeling that you are right where you’re supposed to be? It’s happened to me 4 times in my lifetime- all after I made the decision to live my authentic life. The first time this happened I had just transferred from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro to Bridgewater State University to move closer to home. This was my second time transferring schools and my first time switching majors. I was behind in grades, but ahead in life- I wasn’t living in the dorms and couldn’t relate to any of the other “kids” in my class. Dr. Bowen walked in and started class. His enthusiasm and charisma breathed new life into me. This is when I knew I was on the right track. He has a wonderful way of teaching and communicating and I fell in love with the subject- this was the first time in 4 years of college that I felt like I could actually do this. Long story short, I ended up graduating in 2 years with a Bachelor Degree in Biology.
The second time I had this feeling was when I saw my Husband for the first time (cue the “aww’s”). I know, I know, how cliché. I had recently changed waitressing jobs and he walked in. I was immediately enthralled with him and wanted to know everything. It was more than a physical attraction, even though we hadn’t had a conversation yet or even made eye contact. I knew he was going to have an impact on my life, I just didn’t know how. My new friends informed me that he is one of the “regulars” that comes in every Monday, he’s a golfer, he’s 28, has a nice car, and has a big family. As the weeks went by, I would look forward to Mondays and hopefully get to learn more about this mystery guy. Eventually, we ended up going out and the rest is history. I can’t help but think of Granger Smith’s song “Happens Like That” when he says: “Ever wonder how just one drink turns into one knee down with a diamond ring.”
The third time I had an overwhelming feeling of being where I’m supposed to be was when I was driving up to Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital for my internship interview. I found a year old internship opportunity posting on Bridgewater’s CareerLinks website. I figured I had nothing to lose and I hated my current waitressing job so, why not? I drove an hour and a half to my interview and as soon as I turned the corner and saw the front of the Hospital, I knew- something big was going to come out of this. This feeling for me was an infestation of butterflies in my body and my heart started to pound uncontrollably (in a good way). This is how the universe was telling me I’m on the right track.
The fourth time synchronicity washed over me was after I finished my first Health Coaching module. This is exactly what I was looking for and what I needed. This aligned with everything I believe in. I remember driving in my car with the windows rolled down, just so happy- not a care in the world, everything was perfect! I even saw a big, beautiful hawk sitting on the side of the busy road looking perfectly content- this has to be a sign, right?! I so badly wish I could bottle up this feeling and give myself a little spritz everytime I feel I need a little pick-me-up. There is no better feeling than knowing you are on the right path.
I am a very indecisive and cautious person, so it is truly gratifying to get these signs and feelings every so often that what I am doing is what I am supposed to be doing. Have you ever had a similar experience? What were you doing?
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