Not long ago I desperately wanted a better life. I hated my job, I wasn't happy with my looks, and my finances were a mess.
The job was okay, I just hated it. It did not properly utilize my gifts and talents so it all felt like one big waste of time.
I didn't look horrible. I just wasn't happy. I was over 100 pounds overweight, I struggled to get in and out of my car, and I had zero energy.
I made decent money but I was still living paycheck to paycheck and was unable to give back financially like I wanted.
Can you identify?
I applied for position after position in at my company and either I was over or under qualified. I felt stuck.
I tried to lose weight off and on for 8 years but nothing seemed to work. I would start off disciplined and determined and but in just a few weeks (sometimes days) I would be completely off track again.
I knew the path to financial freedom required spending less but my misery led me to spend money I didn't have just to cope with life.
One day I was in the break room and an old friend stopped by. I had never seen here there before and she didn't work on my floor. She asked how I was doing and of course, I told her how miserable I was in this dead-end job. I shared that I had applied for something in her department but hadn't heard back. She told me not to give up because they were still evaluating applications. Today, I believe that her visit was divine intervention. Still, I had been turned down so many times before that I was almost afraid to believe in the possibility of a fresh start.
Have you started to question whether or not change is possible for you?
A couple of weeks later the phone rang. I was selected for an interview. YES!
I went through a few rounds of interviews and within a week or so I was offered the job.
But get this: It almost didn't happen because I was AFRAID! I feared I wouldn't stack up to the competition and almost bowed out of the first interview.
Why am I sharing this story?
A few reasons:
It's NOT too late. Keep praying, keep believing, and keep doing your part. Hold on! No matter what it looks like, help is on the way!
Until next time,
coach tam's Blog
40-something who loves food, fitness, and fun!