Alright Vulnera-bites… Here I am…
I’ve been avoiding having to share this page in my life, but every time I think of writing— it’s the only thing that comes to mind. So here goes…
Her email came with a big “REJECTED” stamp across the screen. Ok, not really… but that’s what it felt like. Her email read.. “Hi Mac, The position has been filled. Thank You.” And just like that, all my dreams and hopes of a new life slipped right through my fingers. It really sucks folks! I think I finally heard the air leaks seal on the glass ceiling that Madam Clinton didn’t get to shatter… #ImNotGoingThere. Is this what it feels like to see the position that sums up my greatest passions handed over to someone else?
Listen folks, there’s no one to blame here… I never applied for the contract. It could have been my entry into finally being self-employed. The opportunity came, it was a Brooklyn Bridge too far away from me, a couple thousand dollars shy of what I wanted and I didn’t even give it a second glance. When I casually mentioned it to my trusted advisors and honed in on their wisdom, I began to warm up to the possibility of this being a way out of my “rat race.” They offered a perspective I hadn’t considered on my own. With excitement, I called and emailed about the availability of the position, but by then it was too late.
I was just too damn late. An opportunity came, I dismissed it and now it’s gone. As Thanksgiving approaches in a few hours, I’m grateful that now I know to look at opportunities a little more closely and carefully before writing them off. In the words of Fantasia, “Sometimes You Gotta Lose To Win.”
I lost. It Sucks. I Move On.
I am sharing this to encourage you and myself to “Seize The Opportunities” as they come along.
“I only miss the shots I never take.” -Wayne Gretzky
I let thoughts of Fear, Insecurity and Uncertainty keep ME from taking a chance. I’m living with the pinch of regret. When the opportunity came, I thought of all the reasons it wouldn’t work — Am I the only one? Although I believe that what is for me, will come to me…. I also believe that fear can keep me from what is for me.
So, where do I go from here…
“I don’t need to see the entire stairwell before I take the first step.”
-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Today, I promise to Take More Chances. Cheers to that #TMC Life! Anybody else going to join me in this #TMC Movement?
Encourage me with a comment on that time you took a chance and it worked for you. If you can’t think of a moment, then come on and join me in this #TMC Movement 🙂
The Naked Writer
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