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How The Interview Went

So... about that job interview.  ("Let Me Know If I Can Help You With Anything")

I was driving to my appointment doing my best not to turn around.  My mind was beginning to spin out of control with thoughts of 'how this situation wasn't going to work with my life right now' but then I would bounce back with 'I've been giving an opportunity and I need to honor it'.

Where had my strength gone?  Where was my inner power?  If anyone in my life needs a pep talk I feel pretty darn comfortable with that.  But then here I was, losing my cool, and I couldn't talk myself out of it.

I pushed through.  I parked the car.  Did I turn off the engine?  Not right away.  The thought of calling to cancel flashed through my mind but I shook it off, literally shook my head, and got out of the car. I realized that I was on the verge of a panic attack and did my best to breathe and smile. I knew that none of this emotion was logical and tried to laugh it off.  My reaction was making no sense at all.  This was so not me and yet here I was, experiencing massive anxiety. I walked in the store.  I said 'Hello' to the manager and began the interview.

Here's the bottom line of our talk, she understood that end of August or beginning of September would be better.  She welcomed me to call her and get going with training around those times.

Whew.

I am grateful for her understanding.  And I'm thrilled with this opportunity, although I'm still nervous.  But this is a new experience for me and I'm looking forward to this beginning.


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4 comments:

  1. YaY for you biting the bullet. I let an opportunity slip this past year but after seeing one of my boys struggle through some preteen issues, I'm glad I waited.

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  2. Good job!!! The lesson here is communication and opportunity!! I need to learn how to put myself out there again. Nothing ever comes to those that aren't really looking for it...ya know what I mean?

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  3. That is so awesome that she understood!!! Now you can look forward to it rather than regret it! Congrats!!

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  4. We are so alike, i would have debated cancelling 100 times. I'm so happy for you and I know people can be so understanding if they really see you as an asset. We took off for a week after a month of his job and again in February for a week when he hadn't even accrued vacation time, but he celebrates his one year anniversary today! You are going to be awesome! Can't wait to hear how it all works out for you!

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