Take Back Tuesday (one day late…)

What I am about to tell you is proof that timing is everything, seriously EVERYTHING! Right before I had left my job a few weeks ago, I reached out to someone on LinkedIn about about a job that I was interested  in. Networking on LinkedIn is a technique I learned from Daniel (that’s how he got the job he has today). The lady responded the next day and said she would love to set-up time for an interview. From there, I spoke with the rest of the team. All of this happened in a matter of about a week and things could not have gone better. Following the final round of interviews two weeks ago, communication from my contact quickly dropped off. I felt confused and discouraged. I didn’t understand how I could go from constant communication and feeling as though I was the right fit to nothing at all.

The last two weeks, I have been on edge and extremely anxious. I was so hurt by how things were going. It took me about 10 days to even be able to start to think about moving on. I now had to force myself to look at other positions and give up on the one I wanted so badly. I came up with a plan and decided to start studying for the GRE. I have always played with the idea of going back to school to get my masters in education and this would be a great time to start. I began looking at schools and preparing for the application process. I never felt sure that I was making the right decision but I knew I had to move on.

Yesterday marked two weeks since my last interview and I had truly given up all hope that landing this position was in my future.

Now for the reason why this post is a day late: It was 3 o’clock in the afternoon yesterday and I was lying on the sofa, talking to my dad on the phone. We were discussing my options and what steps I should start to think about taking. The position I interviewed for came up in discussion, as I still couldn’t shake it and he said to me, “Look at it this way – if you get the position now timing will be so much better than if you had received an offer two weeks ago.” He was right. We are going to Spain in two weeks and starting a new job a week ago wouldn’t have been great timing. I hung up the phone, not thinking twice about what he said, and got ready to run some errands. Within three minutes, my phone rang. It was them. I grabbed my notebook and answered the call. I GOT THE JOB!

These last two weeks have proved the importance of timing. I have the most difficult time accepting this idea. I always want things to happen on my timeline but what I have to learn is that maybe my timeline isn’t always right. I don’t know about you but I believe that everything in life happens for a reason, even when I don’t want to. Its what makes you you and me me. Having to wait two weeks for an answer was part of my plan and it has helped shape the person that I am today. Cheers to the future!

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