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Signs, Signs, Everywhere There’re signs

Here’s a secret about me: I am a firm believer in signs.

Hi, my name is Amanda and I believe in signs.

Phew, got that confession over with!  Sam likes to say that the only people who believe in signs more than I do are 17th Century cave-dwelling witches, and the characters in “Game of Thrones”. In fact, he once told me that I probably would have been burned as a witch it I lived in any other era. (Not nice, mister, not nice.) But it’s true. Sometimes I really do think the universe is sending me signals.

Crazy? Maybe. Whenever anyone says, “It’s a sign!” Sam looks at me and laughs.

I really, really want a dog while Sam (rightly so) says that we don’t have the space for a dog. One day we were in dire need of more milk so instead of waiting for our weekly grocery delivery I ran down to the local shop to grab a pint and then I saw this sign (and literally a sign):

dog adoption
See? Shakespeare even wants me to have a dog.
 
We are SUPPOSED to have a dog!
 
I was talking to Sam about this blog post and he said, “The point is you think you see these signs usually to convince me of something! You can find them in the slightest thing.”  Unfortunately, signs aren’t all fun and games.
 
A few years ago we were planning a holiday to Paris. On the original weekend we had planned to go, Sam was recalled for an audition at the National Theatre in London (a job that he ended up getting). But obviously, I insisted that this was a sign that we were NOT supposed to go to Paris together. After much crying on my part Sam rebooked our Paris tickets we headed out a week later than we had planned. And thank goodness I failed to listen to that “sign” because we had an amazing time! (You can see some of our Paris snaps here.)
So glad we ignored my craziness!
 
But in all seriousness, me seeing a “sign” is at least a bi-weekly occurrence! Crazy? Absolutely! Do I still listen to these “signs”? Yes. Though now, occasionally, I let Sam talk me out of following them.
 
What completely irrational things do you do?
 

 

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  • Tami

    I am such a believer in signs too! Some things are way to crazy to be coincidence. Also–GET A DOG! πŸ™‚

  • Dee

    I was planning to write a blog about signs! I already drafted the first part last night. I dunno if you blogging about it too is also a sign!

    I was a huge believer in signs too! I always asked for signs for big decisions. Now I don’t believe in them so much anymore.

  • Karly Kim

    You totally need a dog. We have two in a tiny apartment, you can totally do it! I think it’s a sign that we’re best friends and we both love dogs. We’ll have even more in common when you get one πŸ™‚

    • Actually, I want a dog just like yours. That would be the perfect size for me! πŸ™‚ xx

  • Claudz

    Get a dog! πŸ™‚
    I so believe in signs! I know exactly what you mean. Sometimes I only see the signs afterwards but they are there

  • It would be so awesome if you got a dog! You just have to find a way to convince Sam (while you convince him to get a dog, I’m still trying to convince Andrew to take Misty back from his mom, permanently. Technically, she is my dog after all).

    I wish I could agree with you on believing in signs. I’m way too… serious? Ah well.

  • Chelsee W

    haha get one girl!

  • Ebone @ California Bluebell

    I believe in signs too but I think 9 times out of time we just see what we wanna see.

  • Haley

    I soooo started commenting to this with my phone at like 5 in the morning..! But my cell died right in the middle of it. I completely forgot!
    So back to my comment:
    I don’t think you’re nuts. I think there are signs everywhere..! But it’s true.. we shouldn’t get too overboard following every little inkling.. Luckily you have Sam to filter through them for you!!
    I like Sam. He seems like a cool cat.. He’s supportive with your blog and even did a post while you were busy.. so cool. Plus he seems like a great cooking co-pilot;)

  • Ashton Kessler

    I understand- I want a puppy, too. Although we have two adorable nerdy cats who are so weird whom we love dearly. I think I am getting Alistair used to idea of getting a puppy. I’ve been begging him for years and we’re pretty close to a yes. Hah! It can be done.

  • I think I often have “signs” too but I’m not so sure they’re signs or it’s me thinking too much into it trying to make something of nothing haha

  • Cocalores

    The dog sign must have been a sign! πŸ™‚

  • Julie

    I DO believe in signs, big time! πŸ˜‰

  • Janna Renee

    Haha we all have irrational habits of some sort! I sometimes believe in signs, but the signs always go along with something I’m worried about, so in my case it’s kinda a cop out.

  • Megan C. Stroup

    Haha I love it. I try to force things into “signs” when I can’t make a decision (e.g. “If this light turns green before I stop completely, I will do option A. If the light stays red, I’ll do option B). I can be so indecisive, so the signs are necessary for me! lol