First off, let me preface this post by stating how much I loathe job searches. I hate writing cover letters, editing resumes, interview anxiety, waiting by the phone like a schoolgirl, and most of all... the way I tend to overanalyze and second-guess everything I say and do throughout the entire process. It is utterly exhausting! I'd been contemplating career moves for over a year, and kept procrastinating for these exact reasons. However, I knew that taking risks was necessary in order to further my professional and personal growth, and finally started making moves about a month ago.
It's been a challenging process, but over weeks of stress, deliberation, and sleepless nights, I've learned to identify and overcome many things that used to scare me and hold me back (which mainly revolve around my fear of change, mistakes, failure, and rejection). I learned to force myself to see the positive and not just the negative in each situation, and to allow myself to believe in possibilities instead of instantly shooting them down in order to shield myself from potential disappointment. I learned to take discouragement and turn it into motivation. Most importantly, I learned to be kinder to myself and to stay true to my gifts, talents, and dreams.
It was all worth it! I just accepted a job offer at an amazing company that I never even dreamt of working at prior to this journey. Praise the Lord! I am over the moon and super excited for this new opportunity. It feels pretty surreal, but I have a feeling it's going to be incredible.
Throughout this process, my family and friends have been overwhelmingly generous with their cheer and encouragement, and it has meant the world to me. I am especially thankful for my husband, who has been unfaltering in his faith, love, and support along the way. He's just so wonderful.
Anyway, I've really missed blogging! This site actually played a role in helping me land my interview, and I am really looking forward to sharing all the exciting things that are headed our way. More later!