What's your relationship to excitement?
Her story got me thinking about my own relationship to excitement, which I believe is the point of the series and her (most peoples) writing in general.
I can recall times in my life where I rode at the very tip of the excitement wave at all times. Some of those times the excitement met me at the shore with a hell ya, that was awesome.
Other times, expectation got intertwined with my excitement and when the wave didn't pan-out like I told myself it would my spirits got crushed and I felt as though I looked like a fool to everyone around me that I had shared my excitement with.
I know now that excitement is best served without expectation.
When a freakin-fantastic thing happens to get my internal unicorn magic bubbling, I sit in the glory of gratitude. Thanking the Universe for presenting me with this opportunity, in this moment. Not for what it will bring, might bring or might now bring.
But for the single, solid moment of pure joy - excitement.
And then I take a deep breath, open my arms up wide and soak in all the magic. Oh, and smile. I never forget to smile.