It was one of those “Ah Ha” moments.
I’ve been bouncing around two other words for my “Word of the Year”.
Since Grace suited me so well last year, I didn’t want to leave the Word unstated for 2016.
Earlier this afternoon, I thought I’d look at my email. I got a request for an interview. I’ve been interviewing, and looking for the ‘right’ job since July. Nothing ever seemed to pan out. I trust my ‘creep-o-meter’ implicitly, and when I got passed over for a job before Thanksgiving, I was second guessing myself, and worried. Beating myself to a pulp for being too picky, waiting too long, not being self-confident, setting the bar “too-low”, being too proud.
See…I was all over the map!
Then I went to my office to clean off a pile of books on my desk, and this was in my reading pile.
I’ve been browsing through it, making notes, and seeing what resonated with me. Well, the whole book is great, but what really hit home when going through it, was changing my self perception so that I don’t project any negativity.
I don’t have to apologize for being direct, honest, fierce, or driven, those are all parts of me. I love them as much as the goofy, funny, dog-loving, bee keeper, nerd parts of me.
Pg 19 Every job I was denied for…opened the door to new opportunities. Every relationship that hurt me…led me to my true love. Every mistake I thought would be the end of me…pointed me toward an incredible success. Sometimes when you think your losing, you’re winning.
So my word for 2016 is Unapologetic. I will be genuine, and happy in my own skin.
I’m looking forward to the interview with a great expectation of Something Good is coming my way.