Through an incredibly long and circuitous path related to a project I'm working on, yesterday I got in touch with a woman I don't know in Chicago, via email. We instantly hit it off.
Isn't it strange how it's possible to get a feel for a person simply from reading their words on a screen? Someone else yesterday had turned me off with his words on a screen, even though there was nothing at all offensive in the words. There was just something there that made me not quite like the guy.
In a flurry of emails with the Chicago woman, she said, "...let’s just believe we’ll be creatively inspired to come up with what works for both of us. It’s very 'woo-woo,' but I’ve come to believe in 'woo-woo.'
She had me at "woo-woo." I knew exactly what she meant. I am a big believer in woo-woo, too, though I may never have used those exact words to describe a "vibe" or connection that you can't really explain. (Then again, I actually may have...)
A wise woman many years ago taught me to just accept the fact that I am a person who operates out of my "gut." I need to do what feels right, even if it's not logical, even if it makes no sense to anyone else on earth. It took me many, many years to understand that all the analysis and logic in the world won't help me with a decision unless the right feeling is there first.
That's not to say I abandon common sense. Once I jump into what may seem like a crazy-ish project, I use the sensible side of my brain to see it through. I'm not completely wackadoo.
But to want take something on? If the woo-woo is there, I'm in!