I can’t believe it’s been another week… the time is just flying by. It makes me think about how quickly things can change. Change is a way of life and as much as I don’t like change, it happens every single day. The way my world looked a year ago is completely different than what I’m living now.
Last year, I was working a job I thoroughly disliked and I was unhappy as hell. I felt like I was going backwards in my career, not only with compensation, but also with what I was doing. It was a pretty rough situation. Looking back now, I’m amazed that I almost ended up staying…
I’d been halfheartedly looking for a job and hating every minute of it. I remember one random Sunday I sent my resume to two different places while I was making my Monster page public. Two days later, I couldn’t even remember the name of those companies or what the jobs were. You can imagine my surprise when one of them called me two or three weeks later.
I decided to set up a phone interview, but two days before it was supposed to happen, I almost cancelled it. I was talking to my Fiance about how maybe things weren’t that bad at the current job and things were starting to change. He told me I should keep the interview, “it’s good to have options,” he said. I still almost cancelled it…
I decided to keep the appointment and I can’t even tell you how grateful I am that I did. I’m moving up quicker than I thought possible and I have a boss who respects me and sees my potential. She has raised my pay twice in less than a year and I have another pretty fancy title coming my way as well. I’m finally happy in my day job after three long years of feeling in-between.
What does all of this have to do with Mindfulness? I believe it’s about not attaching too heavily to the situation you’re in today. Accept it, be in the moment, but also know that things will be very different in a week, a month and most definitely a year.
I have a hard time with change, but it can be a good thing in the end.