I do believe things happen for a reason.
A couple of weeks ago I was excited to join a writing retreat when someone cancelled at the last minute.
The retreat was near Vancouver, which meant about a four or five hour drive from the interior of the province, but I checked the weather, packed the car, and headed out.
The retreat was FAB! We stayed at a lodge on a lake and wrote a whole bunch.
The evenings saw every writer curled up, standing up, or at their computer writing. The reason I mention this is because what happens at retreats sometimes ends up being more chit chat than writing.
The creative energy was palpable and I tapped into it myself and got a lot done.
I connected with many of the writers which was really special because this group was well established.
See! It all happened for a reason. I had a truly wonderful experience and left inspired.
After the retreat I headed to a nearby city where I have family. My brilliant notion was to stay in a hotel and write some more (yay…I got my manuscript off to the editor), see some family, and then head home.
Well, what do they say about the best laid plans…?
A huge rain and wind storm hit the coast and wreaked havoc all over the province. Omg. Roads washed out, landslides, floods, and people trapped between slides. What a nightmare.
So, since I couldn’t go anywhere I decided to work and get things done… that is, until the power went out. Seriously!
Weird Weird day. My thoughts are with all those people in Merritt and other affected areas who were either evacuated, flooded, or stranded.
Being able to pivot and take it all in stride, is not always easy but often we don’t have a choice but to make it work. Mother Nature is the one who calls the shots… Appreciate her. Love her. Respect her.
Stay safe out there and hey, when you hit the highway this winter make sure you have a full tank of gas, a phone charger, and some wrapped snacks, because you never know.
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