Life is moving at the speed of life...what gets me so pumped up is that when you give up control – the Universe/God/Spirit (call it what you will) ALWAYS has a bigger plan than you have for yourself.
I truly believe in Serendipity. I've fallen into the best things in my life, from my husband and kids, to my paid writing gigs and being on the charter school board. Sometimes I find that when I pursue things too hard - and want them too much - they don't work out or aren't right for me.
I literally follow my own yellow-brick road as it continues to unfold in front of me. One brick at a time. One shiny-red, ruby slipper in front of the other.
However, I just don't sit here all day waiting for something to happen. I'm purposely proactive and try to be ready for the next good thing. I keep my blogs up to date, and try new services and techniques like Technorati tags and FilmLoop. I work on improving my writing and web skills. I network vitually with other bloggers, editors, publicists, and book publishers. I also network locally with business people and government officials through my local chamber of commerce.
I also try to be ready to take advantage of any opportunities that come my way and always have my Usborne Books, blogging, and freelance writing marketing materials with me or in my car. I leave the house each day knowing that I may make a contact that becomes a paying gig...or good friend. So that means always leaving the house nicely dressed, with makeup and hair done, wearing my Usborne pin or a blogging t-shirt.
So what are you doing to bring Serendipity (or just good opportunities) your way? As Kammie asks,