Three of my Pipedreams Came True. This is Why You Should Be Careful With What You Wish For

Was it my destiny anyway?

Gladys Carmina
4 min readAug 6, 2021


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Be careful what you wish for.

This is the title of a book I read in junior high, which title became my mantra after learning lessons from being careful with what I wish to.

Later in my life, in high school, I knew about the Law of Attraction; also known as The Secret.

The Law of Attraction is a pseudoscience based on the belief thoughts bring experiences into a person’s life. Although there is not enough evidence that supports this theory.

I will not twill try to convince you to believe or not in the power of your thoughts.

To me, it just seems so weird, fantastic, a big coincidence, you name it, how my mind was so powerful to actually materialize my pipedreams.

No, I didn’t work for it. It just happened.

I wished I live in Canada, and have a Canadian boyfriend.

Now I have a Mexican Canadian boyfriend and I am currently located in British Columbia, Canada. — Was it my destiny anyway?

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Eleven years ago in 2010, the final of the Football World Cup was playing in South Africa. Spain was about to win the World Cup, Shakira and Piqué were mean to be together, and I landed in Canada for the first time.

I came to Canada to take a Summer English Program. I rather make this trip and take this course instead of having a quinceañera party.

One day I noticed one house in SALE near my homestay. When I saw the sign, my first thought was:

I wish I live in Canada.

A bomb of questions and concerns came to my mind:

How about your family? You will have to leave them and live far from them. How about your friends and your life in Mexico?

I was getting anxious about a situation that wasn’t happening. Not even clues to happen anytime soon. So I tried to fade out those…



Gladys Carmina

💗💗Fibre artist in love with crochet and journaling while sharing my immigration journey from MX to CAD.