It is an amazing feeling when something happens that is completely unexpected, yet undeniably right.
I have been job hunting. Out of work for nearly a year, I took some time to relax and enjoy my home and my husband. Being creative and day dreaming. After 20ish years working full time with a maximum of a couple weeks off in a row, the past 10 months have been restorative, surprising and at times frustrating.
I have slept a great deal. Always thinking myself a morning person, I found I want to sleep more than I ever knew. I haven’t set an alarm clock in months. Sometimes I get up at 6:30, sometimes at 8:30 but either way, it is lovely. Getting enough sleep is underrated.
I have slowed down. No longer racing from task to task, from place to place, struggling to keep up with…. well with what? With others? Keeping up with a reputation of being always available, “online”? There are days that I go out and forget my cell phone. I think for a fraction of a second, “oh no! no one can reach me…” then I remind myself that I’m going to the grocery store and then to visit my mother and there will most probably be no emergencies. I log onto my computer and check my email to find that there are 38 messages. “Oh no!” I think. “I’ve made someone wait…” Turns out it was only jobsinme.com and a couple online magazines that were waiting.
Surprising how quickly time passes, even when slowed down. Frustrated that I didn’t accomplish more as each day passes. If you have a lot of time on your hands, procrastination is a formidable foe. Why rush? We’re slowed down remember? Well life is a balancing act and I have become out of whack. Until now.
Tomorrow I go back to work. I was anticipating being asked to join one organization for which I had interviewed when I heard of another opportunity. Within a few days, mutual friends put me in touch with a woman who is my new boss. Our conversation was effortless. I felt immediately comfortable even though I have zero experience with the industry I am entering. Everything about it feels right. Synchronicity at its best.