Serendipity: an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident.
That was theme as 20 (beautiful, courageous, gorgeous, seeking, sassy) women piled into the brightest of bright art studios called Teahouse in Berkely, CA. We were drawn there by Kelly Rae Roberts and Andrea Scher who put out a call for what they were wanting in their own life: connection. conversation. stories. real.
And so it happened. Twenty of the most beautiful souls I have ever met, showed up, and when I say showed up…I really mean SHOWED UP! They bared their souls, shared their lives, laughed, cried, let out their inner dork, and celebrated the common denominator called: CONNECTION. And you know what’s great about that? There are no exclusions. We are all connected in ways we know not…..but many times uncover them accidently and when that happens…well, it’s just magic.
They asked for stories of serendipity…fresh out, I had none. But serendipity had other plans for me and decided to show up when I got home. In looking back (gotta love hindsight) I realized a few desirable discoveries.
Discovery #1 : I had been wearing the same apron all weekend at my friends house that was hung on the wall at Teahouse. Let me just clarify…I live in Reno, my friend lives in Windsor, the gathering was in Berkeley….and somehow the same apron I was wearing getting super creative and gaining inspiration with my good friend was also in the place where I was gaining even MORE inspiration. I think I need to buy myself one, I just might call it inspirapron…..watch out Pier 1 Imports, we have a date.
Discovery #2 : Realizing that the bright shiny light of girl sitting next to me is in the same art and business of surface pattern design class featuring Rachel Taylor that I am in right now (she lives in San Francisco, I live in Reno) who knew?
Discovery #3 : As we crawled into bed, my husband said….hey, I knew this was meant for you today when I read it and wanted it to be the last thing you read before going to sleep. It was my horoscope from Sundays aka Mother’s Days newspaper (which I normally don’t pay attention to or believe in UNLESS it of course pertains to me) :)
For those of you who know me, this is HUGE.
And there you have it. S E R E N D I P I T Y