I have drawn parallels between my day job and my writing before, but sometimes they freak me out. They both involve asking “what if”. More to the point, they both involve a good bit of predicting future events based on trends and past occurrences.
I am good at my job.
Sometimes, I am amazed at exactly how well I do this part of my job. It can be eerie, when I follow a few data points and a hunch and am … accurate.