Click, Snap, Poof!
There are many life skills that lead to a better career. Some of those skills also lead you to a better life. One of them is being open to unexpected connections, to the possibility of clicking with strangers. This one can be hard for teens and tweens, but honestly it is really hard for all of us as we forget that our lives are constantly unfolding minute to minute with choices and opportunities to be more ourselves, to be more alive.
I’d gone to Osh in search of a bolt. Sandy, an Osh employee, helped me find one and commented on my outer-space-print tights. “Do you dance? Have you ever heard of contact dance?” <<<Clic. Snap! Then poof!>>> Just like that, in the most ordinary of places, someone opened for me a door into a world that I’d been seeking, high and low, for years. I attended my first contact dance class and fell in love with the spontaneity, intimacy and calm of this improvisational dance form. Yes, it is true. I owe my latest romance to Sandy of Osh.
Unexpected, impromptu connections have led me everywhere: to a professional network, I’ve new partners in crime, an unexplored therapy or mode of thinking, a great event, a magical place. My dearest relationships and my best jobs have emerged from clicking with somebody I hadn’t known just a moment prior in a space outside my usual routine. Off the grid of the expected, you never know when the -click- will happen, to what kind of -snap!- it might lead you, and how it might change your life - poof!
Felicia Fahey PhD
Felicia is a comprehensive educational consultant. She works with college bound students of all ages close to home, across the country and around the globe.