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 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.