It happened. I got my first (and definitely not last) “We’re going to go in a different direction.”
While disappointed, I couldn’t help but laugh. Unfortunately (but with bright spirits!), I’ve always been a “Murphy’s Law” kind of gal. When things don’t happen in my favor, I’m usually not surprised and keep putting one foot in front of the other.
See, this makes me sound like a pessimist – trust me, I’m farrr from it! From a young age my mom has always preached, “Everything happens for a reason,” and I believe that mantra more than I believe in most things. I believe the universe has a funny way of working itself out, and it will.
“So now what?!” probed the ESTJ personality type in a panic. As I “ssshhhh’d” the tiny voice from which my worries seldom emerge from, I felt comforted. I quickly assured that voice that something else is just around the river bend(you guys, I’m cracking myself up over here with all these phrases).
After I received my not-so-good news phone call, I immediately hopped on the computer and started to reach out to other contacts I have in regard to future career opportunities.
Here’s what I did:
- Grabbed a cup of Yogi tea
- Lit a Pumpkin scented candle
- Turned on my computer and settled myself into my desk rolling chair
- Went to my LinkedIn profile to make sure it was completely up to date and checked my contacts’ statuses
- Made a list of possibilities
- Contacted the people I knew at places on that list
- Went on a run
At this point, I had done all I could do for a Thursday afternoon, so I laced up my Nikes and ran out what was left of my disappointment and returned an even more excited version of myself.
Let the chips fall where they may.
(Dangit! I did it again.)