Today it rained. Rain of course is not a common occurrence in Los Angeles. It was a cold rain (my least favorite of all of the rains). It caused my world to change... ever so slightly, but change it did. Minor alterations.
I had to wear long pants today. And a sweater. And I kept my doors and windows closed. I enjoyed my coffee a bit more on this nippy morn and I postponed some errands to avoid going out in the rain.
Bradley had to walk in the rain (which he hates) and it further necessitated my juggling an umbrella along with his leash and my iPod. I even wore a sweatshirt. (Bradley, by the way, it not a fan of rain either... he avoids puddles and walks close to me to stay under the umbrella).
Later in the day, Steve Jobs died. (To paraphrase a friend of mine who posted this: "Thank you for knowing what I wanted before I knew I wanted it.")
Shortly after that, I got a call about a temporary job offer that could last a few months.
What does this all mean? How do these relate?
As the day wound down, I realized that in retrospect, this day was not really unlike any other day. It was merely your average routine day, but on any given day the routine is hardly that.
We face weather daily and adjust to it. We hear news that's good or bad... about politics or money or life or death. This might cause us to think about something differently. We receive phone calls that change or alter what we do... an invitation, a request or just a conversation that causes us to do something.
These changes - no matter how big or how small - alter the ripples of our world.
My point is, we are all on a course that is not set in stone. Our course can change from moment to moment. It is all fleeting and temporary and very fluid.
Just keep that in mind the next time something is not going as you hope... it could change a moment's notice - it might be changing now and you've yet to realize it.
Open your eyes. Breathe. Relax. Smile. Enjoy.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans. -- John Lennon
=October Job Hunt=
10/01 (Sat) - Applied online as a Production Coordinator for E! Entertainment Television.
10/02 (Sun) - Answered an ad for an Executive Assistant to two show runners for a television series.
10/03 (Mon) - Answered an ad for someone with mad Excel/Word skills for a project in Glendale.
10/04 (Tues) - Reviewed Job Boards for NBC, Paramount, Warner Bros., DreamWorks Animation, Sony Animation, and the Walt Disney Company, Applied online for the Universal Pictures Leadership Program.
10/05 (Weds) - Receive a call about a temporary position covering for a Maternity Leave (four months). More details to follow.