Morning Monday Motivation fans! How are we all doing? Hopefully all you Mums had a wonderful Mother’s Day yesterday! I was thoroughly spoilt and am writing this feeling very chilled and relaxed after a lovely day with my family and my parents. We’ve been on two long dog walks this weekend because the weather has been A-MA-ZING! I have felt so energised in all this wonderful sunshine and it’s so great to be able to spend more time outside. Mr C even mowed the lawn (and cooked breakfast and a roast dinner today) so he is in my good books right now!
This week’s Monday Motivation is for anyone that might be facing rejection. Rejection is something we all have to face from time to time. It’s never pleasant and is always difficult to see the positive in any rejection or failure. I didn’t manage to publish a second blog post last week as most of my spare time was spent applying for jobs (arrrggghhh!). You may remember in my post a few weeks ago I mentioned that my current job was coming to an end soon so I have been manically looking for new employment. What ever happened to just sending a CV and cover letter? Why does everyone want you to fill in a flippin’ application form?!! It’s been so tough finding a job I even want to apply for so then having to spend hours ploughing through different forms filling in the same information that’s on my CV! Very frustrating!
Anyway, it’s been quite demoralising looking for a new job. This time last year, when I was in this position, I found a couple of jobs that would be suitable and then my current job came up. I applied for it, got an interview and then got the job. It was as straight forward and simple as that and, without wishing to blow my own trumpet, every job I have ever got has been the same. I’ve never really had to worry about finding a job, things have just turned up. Since January I have lost count of the number of times I’ve said ‘Something’ll turn up!’. I’ve honestly believed that something will, but so far nothing has and I’m becoming a little bit jittery about that!
I had a bit of a melt down this week because I think this is the first time I’ve had to leave a job and not wanted to! I knew this was only a year’s contract maternity cover but a year seemed like such a long time and I didn’t think I would love the job so much. It fits in so well with our life, I have an amazing work life balance and I work with such a lovely team. I don’t think I ever actually thought it was going to end and now in 8 weeks it will be over :-(.
Job hunting when you love your job is so much harder than when you hate it! Finding a job that matches up to the one I have is pretty tough. I’m expecting plenty of rejection as I am applying for jobs that I either don’t have enough experience for (but know I could do) or am over-qualified for. I’m bracing myself for ‘no’s’ while trying to stay positive for ‘yes’s’! I applied for a job that I felt I was perfect for last month and I didn’t even get an interview. It knocked my confidence and I just wanted to call them and say ‘er….why??!!’.
‘It wasn’t meant to be’ is becoming my mantra so today’s Monday Motivation is a quote I need to remember over the coming weeks as I wait to hear if anyone wants to even interview me! There’s definitely something perfect for me waiting round the corner. It’s there just waiting for me to find it. So for anyone else trying to find a job or making big decisions in their life trust that for every no, there’s a better yes down the road.
As for me…something’ll turn up 🙂