Hi Reader! Sorry I haven’t had the chance to get a post out. It’s been a little over a week since I wrote. My mindset has been a little bit off this week but I’m still managing to pull through.
I had a crazy yet fun weekend with friends and family. A lot of drinking, spending time with friends and family, and just relaxing. FULL ON!
I want to dedicate this post to anyone and everyone who is currently seeking new opportunities in their life. This can be relative to new jobs, a new career path, a new hobby, a change in routine, working on yourself, etc.
I won’t go into too much detail but I was given an opportunity earlier this week and I gave it every bit of my attention. I’m awaiting a decision and I’m trying to be as patient as I can be.
I’ve had my ups and downs with various opportunities in my life. From switching jobs, changing career paths to even owning a business.
You may hear a lot of people say you should never miss out on an opportunity when it comes along which I don’t disagree. However, I want you to know it is okay to be selective when opportunities are given to you.
At one point when I was switching jobs, I was so eager to leave one job, I immediately took the first job offered to me with no consideration as to whether I saw longevity and if it would benefit me in any way.
I was unhappy my first two weeks. I didn’t enjoy the work atmosphere; I was weary about a few colleagues; I just didn’t fit into company culture. And if you’ve ever taken the time to look into or understand the meaning of company culture, you must know it impacts the way you look at the company as well as how you feel about going into work.
Surprisingly, I stuck it out for over a year. I learned a great deal about myself and my colleagues enjoyed having me there. Despite that, I still wasn’t happy and I didn’t see an opportunity to grow. So, I moved on.
Unfortunately, the cycle continued after I left but in this moment, I’m learning to be more selective about my choices. Yes, I understand opportunities come and go but trusting every bit of intuition matters too.
If you don’t feel good about certain opportunities given to you, then let that one go because chances are, there will other opportunities that come along and are meant to be and you will feel good about them.
As graduation is approaching, I keep thinking more and more about the path I’m going down. Although, I wouldn’t necessarily say I know what that path is. Maybe because I’m living in the moment and taking opportunities as they come my way. I know one thing for sure I’m seeking: a long-term commitment and longevity.
And when that opportunity comes… I’m going to pop a champagne bottle screaming “And that’s being Jtran!” 😛 Just kidding. I’m going to stay humble as I have always been and be thankful for what has been given to me.
I found long-term commitments and longevity in my relationships and partially in myself. The friends I have are the ones who are likely to be at my wedding, watching me walk down the aisle. The family I chose are the ones who will be there whether I’m happy or in even pain. The man I not only call my best friend but the love of my life is the person that I promise to better as we continue to grow together. The decisions I’m choosing to better myself is due to the fact I love myself and my future kids.
Opportunities mean more than just a new job. It’s everything you can make it to be. You want to be writer, take an opportunity to start a blog. You want to be a musician, go to an open-mic night and build your name up. You want to be a graphic designer, take a few courses at local college to get down the basis. You are in control of your opportunities sometimes. Control what you can control.
I’ll keep you guys posted with the opportunities that come my way. Share a story with me of when you passed on an opportunity and what made you decide to do that. Share a story with me about an exciting opportunity you’ve had.
Remember, it is okay to be selective with your opportunities. Trust your instincts. Consider your wants and needs before making a decision. I believe everyone has an opportunity to do what they want. You are in control.
Until the next post,
With love and support,