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An Opportunity Fizzled...*sigh*

  1. KCC Big Country profile image85
    KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago

    A few months ago I posted some exciting news I had.  I had been contacted by a celebrity's wife about writing articles for them for magazine publication.  (this is the thread about all of that http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/47937 ) We did a lot of corresponding back and forth.  She sent me information on one of the magazines they want to start with so that I could go over the requirements for submission and familiarize myself with the demographic they cater to.  She was excited, I was excited.

    Then, it came.......

    I got a message from her earlier this week saying that he had filed for divorce from her. She is devastated. I feel so bad for her. I really do. But, I've also had to accept that the meeting and opportunity I was so looking forward to may not ever happen now. He probably doesn't even know anything about it all. sad

    1. shazwellyn profile image81
      shazwellynposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Things might be ok.  She might want you to write her story and send it to the newspapers!  Maybe if she is bitter you could do a scandalous one!? lol

      (not a great example of sharing the love though, is it hmm )

      What I mean is... dont give up!  Keep yourself in her mind wink

  2. Mighty Mom profile image90
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    That is a huge disappointment, KCC.
    Trying to look on the bright side ... there is something even better in your future.
    And, I sincerely hope, in hers!
    MM

  3. KCC Big Country profile image85
    KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago

    Thanks, MM.  I've tried not to be too disappointed, but I am.  Here this poor woman is going through an emotional hell, and I'm worried about a missed opportunity. 

    I am very hopeful that she and I both have bigger better things lined up for us.

    1. shazwellyn profile image81
      shazwellynposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You cant take this to heart though - just keep positive... I am rooting for you, my friend!  People do go through heartache - it isnt your responsibility.  Of course we all wish her well, but lets hope that some good comes your way!  You deserve it!

    2. Rafini profile image87
      Rafiniposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      KCC - Oh, no!  It isn't a missed opportunity, believe me, I know cuz I miss opportunities all the time!  What you have is a lost opportunity, and I'm sorry to hear it was lost. sad

      Just remember:  when one opportunity is lost another soon comes along, and the second is bound to be better than the first. smile

      1. KCC Big Country profile image85
        KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you, Rafini!  Maybe I should start getting excited about what the "something better coming along" might be, huh?  smile

        1. Rafini profile image87
          Rafiniposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          big_smile   opportunities can be funny things...a lost opportunity could always be replaced with a missed opportunity, so be sure to keep your eyes and ears open!

  4. 2uesday profile image84
    2uesdayposted 6 years ago

    Sorry this has happened, I hope something good comes along soon.

  5. waynet profile image47
    waynetposted 6 years ago

    One door closes another one opens.....Ebay shut me off, but I'm about to make up my money with a few really good affiliate promotions and my own ebooks and graphic novels quite soon!

    Sometimes you plod along doing your thing and then something else turns up outta the blue!

    1. KCC Big Country profile image85
      KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You're right, Wayne. Thanks for the reminder.

      I hate hearing how eBay is doing so many people.  I'm really glad I never got accepted to their affiliate program.  Good luck to you on your new adventures.  May they be 100 times more profitable!

  6. KCC Big Country profile image85
    KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago

    Thanks 2uesday & Shaz!  I almost feel bad for feeling bad.  I know this is a horrible twist of events for her! I guess things could have been worse, she could have let things be and not tell me at all.  I'm glad she at least sent me a message.  I do hope something really good comes out of this for her.

    It's funny that you would mention writing her story.  I had actually told her that we ought to write their story about how they met because it's pretty interesting.  She may want to forget the whole thing happened after all of this.  LOL

  7. darkside profile image81
    darksideposted 6 years ago

    A few years ago, not long after we moved out to the country, we were going to be given a dwarf goat. The (human) kids were excited. The youngest the most excited of all, so I would soon find out.

    Unfortunately it was not meant to be. The person who was minding the rescued goat had a young son with autism, and he had bonded with the goat. It broke her heart to tell us that she wasn't going to give us the goat. Though not as much as it would have broken her heart (and ours) to tell her son that she was taking the goat away from him. So we were fine with it.

    Not so much my youngest. "But I told EVERYONE at school I was getting a goat!"

    And a few other choice phrases that wouldn't have been out of a place in a well scripted comedy. And the look on her face when we broke the news was priceless. There was anger mixed in with disappointment. She frowned the whole way home.

    Later we'd get a goat. A different one of a different breed. She claimed him as her own. He wasn't young, and quite stubborn. A boer goat. (though we had to give away him and our other animals in preparation for moving back to the 'big smoke') And the memories we'll have of him will remain with us and the kids forever. Two chicks used to run up and down his back in the coop where we kept him at night. And even when they were fully grown they'd sleep on his back.

    So as Wayne says, when one door closes, another opens. It sucks at the time, but with each opportunity (even the ones that slip between our fingers) we learn something new. And it makes the victories and accomplishments that we have later taste even sweeter.

  8. RedElf profile image86
    RedElfposted 6 years ago

    KCC, I know another opportunity is waiting for you.
    When I first moved up here to live with my kids, I felt like my life had ended - well that part had ended. ...but I have been given some different and great opportunities up here - nothing I could have expected where I was living.
    Hang in - and as others have suggested, stay in touch - she may eventually want to tell her story big_smilebig_smilebig_smile
    Good luck to you, my dear - good things will happen for you!

    1. KCC Big Country profile image85
      KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you so much.  I know you're right.  I know something better is bound to come along that I never would have imagined possible.  The Universe is kinda cool in that way, isn't it?  smile

      Thanks again.  I've got some great friends here.

  9. KCC Big Country profile image85
    KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago

    What a beautiful story, Darkside! Why did the damn goat have to go and divorce her though?  LOL 

    I do agree that things happen for a reason and it'll all make a lot more sense someday.  Who knows, maybe HE did know about her discussions with me?  Maybe he'll contact me later on his own.  Who knows?   I have met him though, back in 1990.  So, it's not like I'm missing out on meeting him.  But, I had really hoped to interview him and then write some articles on him for print publications.  *sigh*

    Thanks again, Darkside.

  10. RedElf profile image86
    RedElfposted 6 years ago

    big_smilebig_smilebig_smilebig_smilebig_smile You have been a great friend

    1. KCC Big Country profile image85
      KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      *muah*  thanks!

  11. KCC Big Country profile image85
    KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago

    Well......this celebrity just happens to be performing this weekend about 100 miles from me.  I'm going to try to buy tickets tomorrow to go see him.  I'm hoping like crazy to get an opportunity to talk to him while I'm there.  I realize he may know NOTHING about the stuff I had talked to his wife about, but I am prepared for that.  Wish me luck!

  12. KCC Big Country profile image85
    KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago

    Ok.....well.....for those that are interested......

    Today was the big day.  This celebrity was the special guest at a Christmas production in North Texas this afternoon.  I bought two tickets and took my cousin with me.  The show was FANTASTIC.  His portion of the show was beautiful.  We were pretty far back, but still had a good line of vision of him and the sound was great.

    During the closing songs by their regular performers, my cousin nudged me and asked me if I wanted to make our way to the back to see if he had set up to sign autographs.  Just as I hit the doorway, I could see him.  He was only a few feet away!  I grabbed my camera and positioned myself to get a good shot of him.  Next, I began looking for something to autograph.  I had my program, so I got it out.  There were only a few people around him so I approached the table and asked him if he'd mind autographing my program.  He was very polite and as he was signing it, I bent down beside him and whispered to him that his wife had contacted me over the summer about writing for them and he stopped, and excitedly acknowledged, "Oh yeah! you're her?!"  I told him that I was.  He asked me if I had a card, he wanted my info.  (Makes mental note to order some generic cards for such occasions)  I quickly wrote down my info (with trembling hands) on a large Post-it note I had using his pen.  As I handed him the note and pen, I commented that I hadn't even been sure he knew about it and he said that he was.  My cousin then took a photo of us together.  I'm on cloud 9!  I'm really proud of myself for taking the initiative to go and approach him.  smile

  13. rebekahELLE profile image87
    rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

    there you go! exciting news. I love your go get 'em attitude. now get those cards made up. big_smile
    and keep us informed.

  14. KCC Big Country profile image85
    KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago

    Thanks rebekahELLE!  I was so nervous inside.  I don't think I showed it much externally, but I had pretty much decided to wing it because I really had my doubts that the opportunity would present itself for me to talk to him.  But, everything fell into place perfectly.  smile

 
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