I have been watching an unusual string of interesting events in my life. Don't know what to say about this. I'd like to fill this blog with spiritual hot air and assure everyone how special I must be to God. All I'll say is I do feel somehow in sync with my spiritual self at the moment. And surprisingly, this all seems to add up in my head as: Houston loves me and I should stay here.
A month ago, I applied for a transfer and promotion which would be in Pittsburgh. After a week, I discussed the opportunity with the VP over my current area and got support for helping me. Another week and I was able to discuss the opportunity with my current boss; and he was supportive. I talked to another colleague who is in that area now and got some support. I've sent 3 e-mails to the hiring manager but not been able to get a hold of her. And I've heard nothing. (Except I did get the HR guy to say that the hiring manager had not called anyone for interviews yet).
Meanwhile, I had a wonderful trip to my old convent last weekend along with doing a marathon. Tuesday, I had an extra day off thanks to tropical storm Bill, who left Houston alone.
Wednesday and Thursday I had 2 new positive thinking episodes. I mean, true corrections in the way I think occurred. Sudden reversals from negative hateful thoughts to positive helpful thoughts. This has to be spiritual. On Friday, I had a new way of thinking about AA's 12 Promises which just blew me away. Another true thought correction.
Yesterday, I drove over a concrete chunk but nothing bad happened to the car. Today, I sped past a cop sitting in a trap but he didn't come after me.
There is a new 24 hour race in Houston in October. An e-mail from the RD was discussing discounts for his various races. I wrote to him and explained my DNS at his race in May and asked for a big discount for the 24 hour race. He wrote back and gave me 30% off.
Yesterday, I was reading one of the many many newsletters my company sends out. They were talking about a new culture team for our new company. Asking for volunteers. The opportunity would require at least 2 trips to Germany. I asked my boss; he approved but had to pass the approval up to the VP because of the travel costs. She approved it within a few minutes; even though she was on vacation. These people didn't tell me I couldn't go because of my Pittsburgh application. They just approved $20,000 in travel costs without blinking an eye. That is unheard of.
My corrected thinking is producing a new way of looking at the world which seems more than fleeting. I am able to perceive The Universe working with me instead of against me. This new outlook seems truly new to me.
I went for a 3 hour jog walk in the Seabrook trails this morning. The whole time I was thinking about the new 24 hour race, wondering if I would get the discount, wondering if I should stay in Houston. The only problem is: I don't know how to "be" happy, to "be" at perfect peace and ease. I am competitive to the core, ego driven to the max. I don't know how to sit back and enjoy. But Houston seems to be saying, "Stay here. I love you."
I guess I have another ultra to train for.