About a year and a half ago, I was handed a copy of The Secret by my sister. I was a full time university student living at home with my parents, and was looking for direction in my otherwise aimless life. I set my sights on a romantic relationship because it was something I had been without for quite a while. I’ve been in relationships before, but there was always an undercurrent of distrust and deception. I wanted this time to be different.
I set about dreaming up my “perfect man” – not hard to do! After spending many hours contemplating my man, I decided to start a diary. In this diary, I wrote letters to this love that I had yet to meet. I told him about my day, asked him questions, and described what I love most about our relationship. It was a form of companionship for me during a time when I had dwindling friendships and no love prospects whatsoever in my hometown.
About two months after I began this process, I had a bad day. A day that forced me to the edge of my patience and I finally decided to make a change. I was meeting friends for drinks that evening and almost didn’t go. But I did. Once we got talking, I discovered that four of the girls had accepted jobs out west for the summer and thought I might do well to do the same. I took the website from my friend and decided to apply to a few places without anything specific in mind. Within two days I had a job at a golf course in the mountains and I was set to go.
Fast forward to May 1st 2008… I arrive at my new home – staff accommodations halfway up a mountain in a town where I didn’t know a soul. The first person I met? My man. I didn’t know it right away but after just 2 short weeks, it was clear. This was it! I jumped in with both feet and have never looked back… I gave in. Over the course of the summer we became so close that I decided to move to Calgary permanently so that we could have a fair shot at being together. We live together now and have a dog, a home, and a wonderful life together.
We later re-read some of the journal entries I had written and were stunned to discover that I had specifically mentioned that we take a crazy road trip together… something we actually did about two months earlier.
It took time, and I didn’t see the way, but The Secret worked.
The Secret always works.
Our relationship is not perfect but it’s solid. I have never known anyone quite like my man and I credit all of my happiness to The Secret.
The Secret gave me the faith to declare what I wanted and followed through with the best gift life has to offer – love.