Yesterday my brain started playing the Sliding Doors game. In Peter Horwitt's film, Gwyneth Paltrow's character lives out two different possible realities with the principle difference being that in one she made it on the metro train after being fired from her job, and in the other reality she does not.
As you can notice from my blog postings I've been a little extra busy lately, largely because of moving to a new city, with a new job, and doing new things. Yet I have to believe my life would have been totally different if certain decisions and interactions had not occured.
Namely, before enrolling in my first semester classes almost a decade ago I noticed a sign for a campus organization that met on Monday nights, I thought I might be interested in checking out the organization once school started, but I was about to sign up for monday night astronomy class and changed my schedule as I walked over to the library to insert my course choices.
My first week of school I debated about whether I would go to that first monday night meeting, and interestingly enough the people in the room that night changed my life forever, namely, by many of them becoming good friends, roommates, etc.
But one of those people in the room, a senior, forced my involvement in that group, became the connection point for my first job out of college, and is now my boss.
Hum? Glad someone posted a sign that I saw on the way to registering for classes, if not it all might be different right now.
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