“In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.”
Proverbs 16:9 NIV
Yes you read that right. Thanks to Instagram for the 2 years ago reminder 😃. So, two months after returning to the US from living aboard for 3 years- I had enough. I had convinced myself It was time to leave again & I was not ready for this reality.
After a month of unsuccessfully finding jobs in my field overseas (Chiropractor) I jumped at an opportunity of doing something totally different. With zero experience, I finessed my resume and application to pass Phase 1. Phase 2- The interview. It took another month of preparing my documents, doing research for the interviews, joining multiple Facebook groups of other applicants and current employees. I felt super anxious but prepared yet still no confirmed date for the interview- just knew it was supposed to be in New York. Can you imagine how crushed I was when I found out that the company was no longer doing any interviews in the US until further notice. Nooo this can’t be. I want it & I want it right now. (Does that sound familiar) So what did I Do? I then found out that the company were still holding interviews in the UK -the last one. Of Course I contacted my recruiter who btw advised me against it. Well she said it was not guaranteed I will receive the position. [In my Head) Ma’am …God got me an interview for a job I barely qualify for? Oh, I’m going & you can’t tell me otherwise 😃
Back story- I had a Europe trip planned a week after the interview date. Again I convinced myself I had to go because this is my only opportunity to get back overseas. Cancelled my non refundable ticket to Spain & rebooked a one way ticket to Manchester, UK. Passed the test & I Killed the interview in my humble opinion. I brought props & all 🤔
Well based on the title you know … I DIDN’T get the job 😂 I could laugh about it now because I really thought I had it in the bag. The cancelled interviews in the US was probably a sign from God but I totally ignored it for what I wanted. I was so disappointed of course- more like heartbroken. I was making plans ahead of time. Here’s that feeling again was I running away from something or towards it? The most painful & uncomfortable feeling is really looking inward and being honest with my self. Girl this it not what you truly want. I was being lead by Fear and the idea of a better lifestyle & Image I wanted for myself. Or rather how I wanted the world to perceive me as. I can honestly say, I am on a better path to self-discovery & living a meaningful life. I am happy. (Except for Dubai/ Abu Dhabi is saver than the New York during this pandemic 🥴). Rejection is not always bad. You can either let it crush your spirits/dreams or let it propel you, redirect you and strengthen your vision/goals. Always remember -Everything is working together for your GOOD.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Jeremiah 29:11 NIV