The Scenario: You just moved to a new city without a real plan of action. You’re crashing on a friend’s couch and trying not to freak out about the fact that you’re technically homeless. Just when you’re convinced you’ll never find a place of your own, the barista at your local coffee shop mentions that there’s a vacancy in her building, which turns out to be a gorgeous studio $100 below your budget.
How To Handle It: It’s easy to get cynical when you’re feeling desperate, but don’t ever ignore little nudges like this, even if it seems too good to be true. Once you sign the lease, you’ll realize the long wait was worth it.
What It Might Mean: Some of the best and most amazing GUMs occur when we make difficult decisions or commit ourselves to a major life change. These situations involve a ton of uncertainty and second-guessing, but along the way, the universe rewards you for your courage, and slowly, your new path becomes clearer and brighter. That awesome apartment or random new job is a sign that you’re on the right track. Keep pushing forward, even if you’re not sure where this road will lead you. Everything is going to be OK.