Getting back to Gratitude

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After my departure from gratitude and joy in my last post, I thought it important to get back to my main theme.

Thanks for letting me rant.

I’m very grateful today for kind commenters, like minded souls, and special friends.

It’s been a record year so far in job rejections. I’ve not been chosen for the last 6 that I’ve applied for.  One position was eliminated, and one company closed their whole line of business.  😳  I had to really get serious about perseverance, and take some time to realize that it’s not so much “rejection” as it is re-direction.

With the latest “thanks anyway” email, I started laughing.  It has gotten to be a bit ridiculous, and I’m tired of feeling bad about it.

So, forward on I go and I’m kinda excited.  There must be something really good out there waiting for little me to show up.  I have this little fantasy going on in my head where I’m in the interview, and my new boss leans back in their chair and smiles at me. They say with such relief. “We have been waiting for someone with your talent and personality for so long.  When can you start?”

How do you deal with redirection?  Have you ever been pushed by the universe at large to a new place?  Did it end up being the best thing that ever happened to you?

14 thoughts on “Getting back to Gratitude

  1. We call it going to Plan B. Hubby was laid off from a long time job once and we thought we would fall apart. In the end, with severance and unemployment, we didn’t suffer much financially, he got to spend much more time with the kids, got a good job in the end where we had great benefits and his salary was good, and I only ruined one Christmas by being depressed and vowed never to do that again! Took a little over a year and he did take some Microsoft classes while off. Biggest blow was to his self-esteem. Hang in there, it will happen!

  2. Speed bumps. Some are larger than others, most definitely. They keep us from getting complacent, driving along without really paying attention. This is a speed bump, not a road block. You’ve got this!!

  3. Seems I keep finding myself in similar situations. Keep focusing on the good things you have now. I’m beginning to think these types of trials are meant to train me to live in the now. And yes, something perfect will eventually whack you on the head and you’ll look back on all this frustration and say to yourself, “THIS was totally worth the wait!” xxooxx Hang in there!

  4. Hey Wendy, I can relate. For more than twelve months I went to job interview after job interview. I had so many near job offers that I started wondering what I was doing wrong. When I asked for feedback, it was always along the lines of “she had more experience in the industry”. I came to the conclusion that maybe admin/marketing isn’t where I should be looking for work.
    Rejections are always hard. They make you question everything. Now I’m searching for a new direction because I figure that for whatever reason I’m not meant to work in an office anymore. That maybe there’s a reason for it all. The hunt continues Wendy, for both of us. Let’s stay positive 🙂

    • Yes ma’am.
      It’s been a year for me too, since I lost my job. I’ve been overqualified, under qualified, job cancelled, not the right fit, I haven’t been comfortable… one point I would cry and shake at the idea of going back to work.
      With this last rejection, I felt a peace, it was weird. I know there is something out there for me, work wise, and I’m really enthusiastic to find out.
      There is something great out there for you too. You are so talented. You are a great writer, photographer, blogger, you just never know what creative project will propel you into your next chapter. I can’t wait to hear what that is for you.

      • Gosh Wendy, you sound so like me. I felt the same way with my last job interview rejection (which was a long time ago now). I just thought “this is not for me” and, like you, just felt a sense of peace. Like there was something else waiting.
        I don’t know what that is and I think also with mum being as she is at the moment and feeling like I need to be there for her, I’ve put everything else on hold. But I still feel this uncanny sense of something waiting for me. I can’t even explain it to myself, let alone to other people, but maybe you can understand Wendy.
        Thanks so much for your kind words of support, they really mean a lot. And I feel the same way about your blog, I always love reading your posts and hearing what you’ve been up to. We’re both on a bit of a journey aren’t we? 🙂

      • We will just have to celebrate together when we find out what happens next.
        I hope that you and your mom have precious moments together while you have the time. It’s not easy, but if you two are close, it will be a great balm for you later.
        Enjoy the rest of your week!

      • Thanks Wendy and yes I agree, we’ll celebrate together when things turn around for us.
        In the meantime make the most of your free time to do the things you always wanted to do, but never had the time!

  5. I have a dear friend who can not work because she is disabled. During the worst of the recession, her husband lost his job and for every reason under the sun he got turned down for every position he applied for. He was willing to take lower pay and work outside his field. They lived very frugally off their savings during this struggle for over a year. Then he found (God provided) the perfect job. He works for himself as a contractor for the state doing what he was doing before. He works from home giving him more flexibility in his life. Most importantly, his health and happiness have improved without office politics and corporate shenanigans to deal with.

    Don’t lose faith. God already knows the end of your story. “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”
    ‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭29:11‬ ‭KJV. I am not a “prosperity Christian” who believes God will make everyone who believes rich. I do believe God loves you and has a plan for your life. I know he will honor your efforts to stay positive and grateful. I enjoy your posts, Wendy, and pray for you to find a great job and have peace during the search.

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