It was about 2:30 in the morning. Fast asleep and dreaming about better days, I was awakened suddenly by a series of very loud clanging noises. And then all was silent. Since I have only one neighbor on this floor, the top floor of a small 3 story building, I thought my neighbor had dropped something onto his bicycle – which he keeps in the hallway along with a chest. Thinking nothing more about it, I went back to sleep.
In the morning, I was horrified by what I saw. The ceiling in the hallway adjacent to my neighbor’s apartment and the stairway, had a gaping hole with huge pieces of plaster all over the floor. And lots of water since the incessant rain for several days in a row is what caused the ceiling to give way.
To prevent further unexpected damage, the contractor who surveyed the situation decided to remove a large section of the ceiling temporarily before it could be repaired and plastered. Needless to say, the hallway is a sight for sore eyes – not exactly conducive to concentrating on work, creative writing or task completion. So I chose to do a little extra working out at my wonderful health club.
After the workout, while sitting in the jacuzzi and then the sauna, I had a realization that the ceiling collapse was a metaphor for my life. I have had this experience often. When I was about to get married, many years ago, the floor in my New York City apartment began to buckle. I was about to become destabilized. My whole life was about to change.
At this point I have spent several years concentrating, learning and implementing as much as I could about sharing and branding my presence and my message online. Just 2 weeks ago, I found a magnicent town home on the ocean with views of the intracoastal and the ocean from 2 separate terraces and the master bedroom. I was about to move from this place which had outgrown its appeal and usefulness – and then the ceiling collapsed.
If I had any doubt beforehand about moving to a new location at a much heftier price, my doubts and fears were alleviated. The ceiling had collapsed and as far as I am now concerned – the sky’s the limit. There is no going backward, only moving forward. Since the ceiling is no longer solidly in place, there is no longer any limit to my potential success.
Watch out world. I am now unstoppable!
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