When one door closes

Notes From Another Land | London doors

My heart is at ease knowing that what was meant for me will never miss me, and that what misses me was never meant for me.

I came across this quote recently and it made me think, for every:

  • missed opportunity;
  • closed door;
  • firm no; and
  • I told you so.

There’s always been:

  • something different (sometimes greater);
  • someone else; or
  • some surprise

…waiting in the wings.

A wise woman I once worked with held firm her belief:
“A good no is better than a bad yes.”

I smiled when she first told me this, thinking what a quirky view to have of people. But over time, I’ve come to adopt the same opinion – it is better to know and be certain, whatever the outcome, than to rely on something or someone who may not have been meant for you in the first place.

If you’ve experienced any life hurdles lately (small or large, they can trip you up all the same), I hope this helps you accept them with ease…and leaves you ready to welcome what is coming next. 🌈

Published by Amy Maureen Lynch

Over the past decade, Amy Maureen Lynch has negotiated remote work arrangements, freelance client work and validated business ideas, in between living and working in Canada, Europe and Australia (and having three kids). She writes about travel, international family life, creativity and flexible work on her blog, where you can read about her experiences bringing her children into business settings and access flexible and remote work resources to help you navigate the future of work: notesfromanotherland.com. She produces and hosts the Mixing Babies And Business™ Podcast, parent-friendly professional development events, digital resources and advises others on creating inclusive and flexible work solutions at: mixingbabiesandbusiness.com Amy’s first book, Startup Blogging: Validate A Business Idea and Build Your Audience, is based on her journey as a blogger, writer, founder and parent to date.

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