Two weeks ago, when I was sitting in Polonia Cafe, a slightly crazy yet strangely comfortable pub in Hurghada, the weirdest thing has happened. It had been windless for 3 weeks already and so I had decided to forget Egypt and move on to some other country. After some consideration I chose Vietnam, but when I was trying to buy the plane ticket, every time I pressed the ‘finalize the transaction’ button on the airlines’ website, the whole page would crash, making the reservation impossible. I was trying with no luck for HOURS and finally in the middle of the night I gave up. I was angry, disappointed, half-believing that maybe Vietnam was simply not meant to be.
But it WAS meant to be. Just not the way I planned it to.
The next MORNING, just a few hours after I failed to buy the ticket to Vietnam,
I got an email with a short-term freelancing offer from redSeaZone, a Polish school in El Gouna. This is a place which I’ve wanted to check out for years now but somehow never did. And the funniest thing is, the job was on very good terms, it was supposed to last only one week and start EXACTLY on the same date on which I originally planned to fly to Vietnam… if I had bought my ticket the night before, I could never have said ‘yes’ to this job and the opportunity would pass me by.
But I couldn’t buy the ticket.
And so I did say ‘yes’ to the job.
And the next day I went on the airlines’ website again and bough the ticket to Vietnam for one week later than originally planned without any problems. The website worked on the first try.
But that’s not all. Right after I bought the ticket to Vietnam, my friend who works there at a kiteschool contacted me and said she’ll be absent exactly during the time of my stay AND that I can live in her room and work in her place. I swear to God, she didn’t know before the dates of my stay and I didn’t know she won’t be there.
And so in the end I ended up getting a very cool short-term job in El Gouna, then a one-month job in Vietnam which will allow me to cover all my expenses and then a job on Philippines. It all just happened by itself. If this happened to someone else, I would never believe it.
But it all happened to me, and if I didn’t believe in these things before, I believe in them now. It’s like the universe is watching me, telling me “you’re going in the right direction kid, let me help you and throw some opportunities your way”. This is amazing. And a bit scary. But as I am sitting on my bed in the instructors’ appartment in El Gouna, I am completely certain that this is exactly where I am supposed to be.
This is magic. And for that, if nothing else, I am grateful.
I have been in El Gouna for 4 days already, and from day 1 it’s been windy ALL THE TIME. A lot of teaching and even more riding riding RIDING so I didn’t have time (and energy) to focus on anything else. But from tomorrow on I’ll try to take some pictures and write a bit about my life here.
After all if the Universe is leading me this way, I better smile wide, close my eyes and follow without complaints
May wind be with you,