People are always telling you that change is a good thing

posted on: Wednesday, November 7, 2012

It’s election night. Well, as I post this it’s the morning after but, for now, it’s election night. The news is chaotic as polls across the country close up and predictions pour in. Once I noticed they started to predict the winner with only 1% of votes counted, I gave up right then. “This will be way too long of a night”, I thought to myself as Adam and I flipped between shows we were catching up on and the on going coloring of different states, blue and red. So, I went straight to a cozy classic: You’ve Got Mail. Some movies are just like comfort food for the soul. This is one of mine. 

 

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It worked. That movie is like a big hug.  I feel a kinship with Kathleen Kelly, especially today. Though my business wasn’t around as long as hers, it is indeed done for the moment. I had my own freelance social media business and it’s just not working out right now. I’ve been going through a range of emotions. To feeling like I failed, to feeling excited about a new chapter, to crying out of sheer anxiety at the thought of looking and interviewing for a new job. I’m there with you Kathleen, we’ll get through this together. Can I just edit children’s books for the rest of my life and call it a day? I can do that. I think.

It’s a tough time to start to look for a new job, to continue to work on figuring out exactly what it is I truly want to be when I grow up(to be a bit more grown up than I already am, of course). It’s the last two months of the year and seemingly, the toughest time of year to look for work. No one seems to be hiring right now. At least not for what I’m looking for. It’s overwhelming to say the least. I wasn’t expecting to be in this place so soon. I thought I was good. Sometimes we need to watch our expectations, because that door we thought would stay open can catch a quick breeze and slam shut.

So, here I go. Starting on this journey to find out who it is I am going to become. This should be fun, and stressful, and fun, and a roller coaster of sorts. But I like roller coasters, you know? Once they get rolling. Waiting for it to take off is the hardest part.

  • definitely thinking of you, girlfriend. feeling like you’re “giving up” on something you’re passionate about (especially a business) is so tough, but i’m sure a better opportunity is on the horizon.

    i work for a small web design company on east blvd. that may be interested in hiring someone with your social media background. shoot me an email, and i’ll send you the contact info for the ladies in charge ;)

  • Thinking and praying for you. I stayed up too late last night watching election returns. I am hoarse today from talking and saying and being so much. It was frantic last night at times. We took a break in the middle to go buy groceries. It was a nice break.

  • Change is SUCH a good thing! I have been through a similar circumstance and it really sucked at the present time. Now in hindsight I see that the “failure” I went through was required in order to make room in my life for my current success. I am so happy not that things didn’t work out like I planned, because then I wouldn’t be where I am which is SO much better. Trust. Things will be great for you too.

  • Absolutely. I have to give it up to be able to provide for my little family. To be able to achieve goals that require a little more financial sustenance. I’ll be shooting you an e-mail today! Thank you so much, Laura.

  • Thank you, Deva! Hope you’re able to get your voice back and keep your energy up!

  • Amidst the fear and trepidation, there’s a level of excitement. I’m just hoping my next experience is a good one, you know? I’ve had quite a few bad ones, that it’s set this expectation in my head that no job experience is good. I just have to trust that God is in control and He only closes doors for much better things!

  • Thinking of you and praying for you as you embark on the next chapter!

  • prayers, much love and many blessings to you!!!

    xoxoxo.