I was just reading this in my feed reader, about a man whose career as a linguist took an unexpected turn after a chance discussion on a plane flight.
It reminded me of the times in life where I can look back and wonder at how things change, sometimes in ways I didn’t notice or expect at the time.
Like when I just wanted a new career (taking phone calls from irate physicians who wanted their claims paid just wasn’t feeding my soul, ya know) and found Rudolf Steiner College on the internet, leading to the past 10 years of studying anthroposophy and Waldorf education. Which also led to my first paying work as a copy editor, for the RSC Press, which did in the end give me a new career, though in a completely unanticipated way.
Or the time in college that I decided to go with friends to a strange apartment for a party, something I wasn’t normally all that keen to do. Where I then met Anthropapa.
Or when I was just starting to wean SillyBilly at nine months old, and thought to myself that it was time to think about birth control again. And then Napoleona announced herself.
When did your life take a turn for the unexpected?