This quote covers it all — Live each day with intention; have a purpose when you get up each morning; feel accomplished when you lay down at night.
Lately, I’ve been feeling a little lost and I believe that it is because I am going about daily by the seat of my pants and without any intention. As you know, we recently relocated to a new community. I gave up a career that I wholeheartedly enjoyed. The first few weeks after the move we were still super busy getting boxes unpacked and finding a place for everything, painting, renovating, and just working like mad All. Day. Long. I had no time to wonder about my next career or worry about what would come next in my life. I interviewed for a job that I thought I really wanted and waited to hear back from them. And waited….and waited….They touched base every now and again over the last 4 weeks to tell me that they were still in the selection process and that I was a finalist. Then last Friday (nearly 4pm) I got the call (drum roll…..) I was not selected for the position, but please keep checking our site as we hope to be adding more positions soon and you would be perfect, blah blah blah (after the part about not being selected, everything else just sounded like Charlie Brown’s teacher). I’ll admit it to you, I cried. I couldn’t help it. I haven’t felt that kind of rejection in more than 10 years, maybe not ever.
On further reflection: I have been blessed to be able to spend so much time with my two daughters. I said today to them that so far, this has been my best summer ever. Typically, I miss so much in the summer (my husband is in education and has been able to be home in the summers until now). I have also been blessed to have been in a career that I love for 10 years. I have been able to wake up every day and want to go to work. I have had the best boss in the entire world. Even now, he has allowed me to stay on as a consultant through the end of July to help with special projects remotely. Because of this, I am not freaking out over not being employed and I am still a tiny bit connected to my old job.
So, rather than get up each day with no purpose in mind, I am pledging to get up, get my run in and 10 minutes of stretching (I’m going to do Cassey Ho‘s #JourneyToSplits in July), get back to where I need to be with my social media activity and blogging, and live with purpose and intention, and I know I will find a career. What is meant to be….
Have you ever stumbled off the path?
Until Next Time,