Earlier this year, I experienced a heartbreak. Now, this was not your typical heartbreak; meaning a silly boy did not break my heart (as one usually has to date for that to happen), it was because I didn't get my dream job. I’ve never been heartbroken over a job before, so this was all new. But, as the saying goes, there is a first time for everything.
When I first spoke to the fabulous female CEO of this particular company, something just clicked. A spark was ignited and it took me by complete surprise. I didn't even know that the mission of this company was something I was even that passionate about. Until I was. That may not make sense to you. It hardly does to me, but that's just the way it is.
You see, I am sad to admit that I lost the burning fire inside of me about 2 years ago. The fire that kept me going for all those years while I chased my big dreams and made me always say ‘I'll show them!’ was gone. The reason I lost that fire? That’s a story for another day.
I find that when we experience a heartbreak of any kind, a loss or a big disappointment, that while it completely sucks at time, there is a growth to be had or a lesson to be learned. In this case, it was a huge relief to me that I found my passion again. I’m also a firm believer in that everything happens for a reason and if something didn’t work out, it was for the best and something even better for you will come along and you’ll know why it didn’t work out to begin with.
So for now, it's on to the next.
Originally written July 2017.