This year, I find my fortune.

The birthday is a perfect time to reassess your life, look back on what you have accomplished, and look ahead at where you are going.

To aid in my planning, I draw a Tarot card every year, to help me navigate the road ahead. This year, I drew the Ten of Trumps, Fortune.

(A nice card to draw, for obvious reasons.)

Last year, I brought together opposites, in the Year of Art. I combined the disparate passions and skills into a unified entity, and created a business that allows my artistic side and my intelligence equal say in my craft.

The year before, I went on an adventure, as the Fool.

This year, I am culminating my vision, my audacity, my skills, and my business, to create my fortune.

In many ways, I am relieved. I am so fortunate already; looking back on everything that has happened to me in the past two years, I have transformed my life into something beyond amazing. I live in tropical paradise, on a mountaintop in the jungle. My family is healthy and happy. I am supporting everyone doing work that I love.

Life is good. Very good.

I attribute this change wholeheartedly to the change in my mindset.

Through a systematic study of the great masters of positive thinking and the Law of Attraction, I went from working in a job I hated in the rainiest city in the country to doing work that I love in the tropics. This was not accidental; it was through diligent work on myself internally.

I have accumulated a wealth of exercises that helped me get to this place; I am considering transcribing my formula for others to use.

Would you be interested in seeing it? Leave a comment and let me know why.