The dictionary defines Perseverance as a
After buying my new car last week, I was hopeful and desperate for something to work out with a new job soon. I even told one of my friends that if the recent interviews I had didn’t work out I was going to take a break from job searching for a couple of months until I finished my Masters Degree this summer. But my life changed when I received a long-awaited phone call on Monday morning, and I heard ‘We would like to offer you the job’, my first response when I heard those words was ‘Really?!’ and I had a HUGE smile on my face. I couldn’t believe it, it felt surreal that after 2+ years of applying for jobs and facing countless rejections I FINALLY received a job offer in a Higher Education environment, what I have worked toward and I could not be more thrilled! I took a couple of hours to just let it sink in then I gladly accepted.
Once I gave my two weeks notice to my supervisor, I shared the news with my coworkers and although they said they would miss me, they were very happy for me. And I was happy.There is nothing wrong with being happy, especially when you know it’s about time you deserve to be.
This new job will come with a 40 mile commute, but I am so focused on all the positives that this new position will bring that I am not worried about the commute. The weather is good right now, I have a good car and I like driving and listening to music. This drive will also give me time to call and catch up with friends who live far away, or listen to audio books. With only 4 months left of school my priority is still that, and going through a move while in school is just not something I want to try to juggle. One life changing event at a time!
These last few years have been quite a journey and I have learned a lot about myself, my perseverance, ambition and drive throughout the process, and I wouldn’t have it any other way, because I kept telling myself If a door slams shut it means that God is pointing to an open door further on down. (Anna Delaney Peale) and I have a great feeling about this new job. All the rejections were leading me to this place.
Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want. I know with confidence that this experience will be something I remember for a very long time, if not the rest of my life. It’s something I will share with students at my College campus when I return to share my advice on life after college, it’s an experience I will share with (hopefully) my own kids and it’s an experience I will look back on and realize I stayed true to myself and my goals and I never gave up, no matter how many people didn’t understand it. Where there’s a will, there’s a way and if something is so strong in your heart and is a true passion and a real goal, then more often than not it is meant to be and a path will be revealed.
I heard this song from a couple of years recently and it fits perfectly to my journey. The Climb by Miley Cyrus, I recommend you check it out!
I can’t wait for this new journey, a new experience, a new vibrant environment. My new supervisor has already expressed how excited she is for me to start working there, and I can’t wait to start! Don’t ever be afraid to give yourself a chance to be everything you are capable of being