I actually have kind of an odd superpower. It was one that I never realize that I have until after the act. It started a few years ago when I moved to New Jersey. I told my dad and his first response was trying to talk me out of it. However, after a time, he told me that he knew I would end up moving to New York. I told him that when I was sixteen that I would move to one of the coasts. Now, that wasn’t weird. As kids, we tell our parents a lot of things that will happen.
At around the same time, I had mentioned to my friend that I would go to Europe before I was thirty. I forgot about this too, but when I told him I had bought my ticket to London with my mom. His response was, ‘You’re turning thirty already?’ It was an interesting coincidence that when I looked back I realized that I have the ability to materialize my future.
Okay, it’s kind of a funny way to put it, but it’s also true. If you put something out in the universe and work towards it, eventually it is going to happen. Even now as I write this, I am thinking about the novel I told myself I wanted to write. I have always had the dream of seeing one of my own books on my bookshelf between all the authors I love. It’s one of those things that will always make me smile.
Side Note: Another one of these things is Times Square, which like Trafalgar Square represents what I’ve accomplished and completed contrasts with where I grew up. They’re like landmarks of change for me and I always smile when I’m there. Time Square more so than Trafalgar Square since I’ve been there a lot more.
This super power is one that makes me think I can accomplish just about anything that I work towards. It is not easy mind you. Things for moving to Jersey halfway fell into place because of someone I knew. He gave me an opportunity to live with him and five and a half years later we are still living together happily. (Although I forgot to take out the garbage and realized it right now. So maybe not as happily as it could be). The second went for a really good job that allowed me to easily pay for my trip to Europe and get paid for the time off. The same kind of travel would be harder now, but even then I can still muster it with forward planning.
This is actually a great superpower to have. It’s all based on what I want and what I’m willing to accomplish. It makes me happy knowing that I can accomplish anything, and it keeps my optimism in full bloom about a hopeful future. It means that the skies are the limit, and I just have to fly towards it to find out my own.
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