The Recovering Pessimist

Helping pessimists see the bright side of life without losing their "half empty" roots.

A Few Thoughts on Blessings

May
29

The Recovering Pessimist: A Few Thoughts on Blessings -- Blessings come in all forms with varying degrees of significance. Take care of the blessing and the blessing will take care of you. | www.therecoveringpessimist.me #amwriting #recoveringpessimist #optimisticpessimistI believe the Universe (or whatever you wish to call it if you wish to call it anything) blesses people every day. These blessings can be tangible or intangible, significant or insignificant.

What’s important about blessings is the understanding that blessings come with an expectation:

Do right by the blessing.

For example, if you come into money (regardless of the sum), spend it wisely. If you meet someone who can enrich your life, learn from them. So forth and so on.

Take care of the blessing and the blessing will take care of you. Click To Tweet

When you know better, you do better right?

Until next time,

MsWalton

 

 

Patience, Grasshopper

Jun
06

The Recovering Pessimist: Patience, Grasshopper -- The Universe has a way of making the impatient, patient. | www.therecoveringpessimist.me #amwriting #recoveringpessimist #optimisticpessimistThe past week has been a reminder that the Universe has a way of making impatient people patient.

Allow me to explain.

For the past two years, I’ve been actively searching for a job that challenges me. I’ve applied for jobs that I knew I’d have at least get an interview for.

That didn’t happen.

Instead, I got those annoying “Thank you for applying but we don’t want you” emails.

 

Broad City Annoyed

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Still, I continued to search and apply. One job involved three (yes, three) interviews and I still didn’t get the job. Another job, got me an interview and a job offer. However, that job offer included a salary that wasn’t even close to my current salary (which I disclosed on my application). Despite feeling discouraged, I continued on.

I had an underlying feeling that the Universe was aware of something that I wasn’t privy to. Click To Tweet

I was right.

At my current job, there’s an opportunity to advance in your position. It involves a lengthy application, but if approved, the payoff is a raise in your salary. I completed the application and waited for two and a half months before I found out my application was approved.

I know it may come off a bit coincidental, but I don’t believe this is the case. What I wanted for myself wasn’t what the Universe had planned for me. Which is why I didn’t the jobs I applied/interviewed for. That didn’t stop me from trying.

I don’t want you to put your hopes, wants, desires, dreams, etc. on the shelf. Keep trying. If you experience a setback, allow that to fuel you. You’ve got this. You can do this. Remember why you started on this journey.

Patience, grasshopper.

Until next time,

Jae

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