Seize the noun, opportunity, if you're talking about circumstances that allow you do to something you'd like to do. Wouldn't you love to have the opportunity to meet your favorite musician?

When the situation is right for you to do something you're interested in doing, you have the opportunity to do it. The word comes from the Latin phrase, ob portum veniens "coming toward a port" which refers to a favorable wind blowing ships into the harbor. Think of an opportunity as something a good wind blew your way.

Definitions of opportunity
  1. noun
    a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances
    “the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington”
    synonyms: chance
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    brass ring
    a rich opportunity or a prize
    a period of opportunity
    clean slate, fresh start, tabula rasa
    an opportunity to start over without prejudice
    audience, hearing
    an opportunity to state your case and be heard
    hunting ground
    a place where opportunities abound
    an opportunity to do something
    opportunity especially for employment or promotion
    opportunity for
    the chance to speak
    crack, shot
    a chance to do something
    a situation offering opportunities
    a single chance or instance
    cut-rate sale, sale, sales event
    an occasion (usually brief) for buying at specially reduced prices
    type of:
    possibility, possibleness
    capability of existing or happening or being true
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