Repeat after me: I am determined.
Mom always told me that positive words lead to a positive life. As corny as it sounds, I think she’s right. As I look back on events in my life, I realized that all the times I was worried about something bad happening or even said the words, it actually happened.
For example, It happened when I was concerned about not doing well on tests in college and then again in recent years when I was adamant about not having multiple god parents for my son. On the contrary, the opposite happened when I was kind to myself and told myself that something good was right after the horizon. I’ll never forget being nervous about ending my contract writing for a small online publication, but telling myself that something better would come along. I was right, because less than a week a later I was contacted to contribute regularly to the now defunct Sister 2 Sister magazine.
Perhaps, it was a coincidence but I like to believe the daily mantras I told myself and never losing hope, led to that opportunity.