The blinking red of my Blackberry alerting me to a new e-mail catches my attention as I sit on my couch, only a few days after returning from Red Mountain Resort.
I’m still happy. Still blissfully happy.
I pull up the e-mail on my phone and scan it quickly.
It’s from Elephant Nature Park.
A letter from Lek. Telling me she wants me to come to Thailand and work for her doing PR and writing.
Suddenly, my breath falls short.
Tears blur Â my vision.
How on earth?
I open my laptop and pull the e-mail up so I can make sure I am not imaging anything.
It is an offer to move to Thailand. To live my recently realized dream. To help save elephants.
Immediately, I call my mom. It’s late in Maryland, after 10 p.m. I know she won’t be happy to get a call this late, but I reason this news cannot wait until morning.
“Mom!” I sob into the phone. “You won’t believe this …”
Within minutes, we are both crying as I read her the e-mail, as we both sit and remark over and over: “I cannot believe this.”
“It’s all because of this past weekend at Red Mountain Resort and the reiki and the shamanic healing,” I remark. “Because of what happened. My energy is different now. I’m happy … and look what has happened.”
“You put it out there, and you got it, D!”
I mentally cross “Save Elephants” off of my list of things accomplished once I put it out there.
“What are you going to do about work?”
“Well, I don’t know yet. I still have to work out all of the arrangements with the park … I guess I will quit in the next few weeks or a month or something …” I say.
Although I wish I could march up to the job tomorrow and resign.
After we hang up, I sit in silence. Staring at the e-mail, gently stroking Keely behind her ears as she purrs in my lap.
My life is changing. And, it’s all because of me.