December 24 – Everything’s OK. What was the best moment that could serve as proof that everything is going to be alright? And how will you incorporate that discovery into the year ahead? (Author: Kate Inglis)
I’ve had a number of moments in the last year that made me feel like everything was going to be okay. But they’ve come fast and furious in the last 3 months of the year. I’ve gone through major changes lately. From personal changes that Matt and I have undertaken to professional changes, i.e., my contract ended so I had to find a new job.
The process of looking for a new job was one I was not looking forward to. Okay, to be honest I put it off until it was very nearly too late - I just didn’t want to look again after my experience of being laid off in 2009. I spent 5 months looking for work and it was exhausting. I wasn’t at all enthusiastic about doing it all over again so soon. I fooled myself into thinking there would be a way for me to stay in my contract job.
Not a smart move. I worked hard and did a good job, but if there’s not a position, then there’s not a position. And that was the reality.
I was fortunate enough to know some people who know some people. Yep, good ol’ networking. And, though there were moments later on in which I doubted my initial assessment, I did remember thinking after my very first interview that I’d get the job. It was a nice bonus that I actually wanted the job.
I left with that feeling that it was okay. My procrastination hadn’t sunk me; it had landed me in the right place at the right time.
Four weeks into my new job, I know with even more confidence that everything’s okay. And that’s a feeling I won’t trade for anything in the world.