Last week, I had a phone interview for an office manager position for a CPA firm. I thought it went really well and we seemed to click, plus I was kind of excited about the 4-day work week schedule he presented.
But then, earlier this week, I received the following "YOU'VE BEEN DENIED" email:
Thanks for interviewing for the position with my firm. I enjoyed speaking with you. At this time, we have decided to proceed with other candidates. You were a strong candidate. The reason why I don’t think it would be a good match is that it sounds like you really enjoy working with people. Our office is very quiet and you would often be working by yourself.
And though I was initially bummed about being turned down, I must say that I truly appreciated his honesty and his notice of what I'm looking for in a job environment.
But still, I was back to square one, and after being in the city for 3 weeks as of today, I couldn't help but feel a tad frustrated about the whole "career department."
The one company I have been waiting and longing to hear from finally called! After two months since we first had contact (back in Thailand!), they wanted to meet with me, in person!
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is where I have been all morning.
So. What's that saying? One door closes and another one opens?
Well, here's to hoping that this door will be wide open for me!
And if not, then that's okay too. And I just have to keep on keepin' on, right? :)
And now, without further ado, may I please introduce Latanya to you who blogs over at the fabulous Sprinkles and Booze!!
(I mean, with that blog name alone, I knew we'd be fast friends.)
I love her write-up for you guys, and I think you can all find some great value to it, too.
Plus, Latanya is giving away a $50 Giftcard to LUSH!!!!!
I don't know about you, but I love, love, love their products!
Learn To Celebrate You!
As a professional party thrower and lifestyle blogger, I find it it extremely important to celebrate every moment of every day. Life is a wonderful thing and we were put here to make every second as glam as possible. I believe in surrounding yourself with things that you enjoy and excites you.
It is common to have stress creep up on us and we tend to forget about being happy. We tend to chuck the glittery ball of joy right out the window as soon as something goes wrong. In these moments, I say run outside, pick up the joy and glue it back together. The glittery ball of joy you just tried to get rid of it a manifestation of how fabulous and shiny you should always feel on the inside. Right now is the perfect time to make a vow to yourself that dissipate how crazy and awful life can get, don't get rid of your glittery ball of joy. If you take a moment to breath and take care of yourself, life and everything else will follow.
What do you do to bring on the party in your daily lives? Try wearing bold colors! You want people to look your way and experience your vibrance. Vibrant colors always bring the party and make you the party. It's a great way to be excited about life and pumped for the day. Not into flashy bright colors? Put on some fancy skivvies! If you don't want to draw attention to yourself, put on your best undies. It might sound weird but honestly sometimes it is all it takes.
Learn to treat yourself when you can. Get a massage, buy new shoes, go out with a friend and get a mani and pedi. It's okay to make things about you from time to time. You have to celebrate and love who you are before you can unleash the celebration onto the world. Think about it, they can't be ready for your "jelly" if you're not ready for it yourself. Prep the jelly!
Do you have any fun ways to celebrate yourself daily? Want to bring a little more party to your day to day routine? Here is your chance! I am obsessed with LUSH Cosmetics and they have tons of handmade and organic products to spice up your daily routine. I am giving away a $50 gift card to one lucky person to help them on their path of self celebration. Let's get this party started and let's get it started right!