Hey girl! I hope your week is going great. We are so close to Friday, I can practically taste it 😉 If you watched my Insta story earlier this week, you may have seen my new desk all set up in our apartment. With that being said, I have a little life update that I wanted to share, because here on AMWG, I want to be nothing but open & honest with you. I mean, you are all my long distance BFFs if you ask me 🙂
“Better an oops than a what if.”
This is a quote that I consistently kept repeating to myself over the past few weeks, as I had a new opportunity kind of fall into my lap. I was working for iHeartMedia, and if you remember, I got a promotion about four months ago. I was living the everyday grind that all sales people live by & trying to excel in my new career. I continued to find myself constantly thinking about work. Constantly on the look out for new clients I could call on. It was honestly starting to take a toll on my mind, & Austin & I’s relationship. I was not genuinely happy in this position that I longed for. I worked with some awesome people that became fabulous mentors, & lead me to be succesful in those few months I was in that position. I was also bugged down with caddiness & drama, but let’s be real- every company is going to have that.
One of my best friends from college, Paige, recently landed a new position with a company called Ivystone, in Houston. She immediately called me and told me they had an opening in Fort Worth. The position and company sounded right up my alley, therefore I reached out! I applied for the position & had two phone interviews that lead up to an in person interview. A couple days before the in person interview, I emailed the interviewer & explained to him how I did not think this was the right timing for this opportunity. So you could basically say I was flaking, which was so not like me. After speaking to the guy, he insisted on meeting with me.
Long story short, I ended up interviewing with the guy in person & was offered the job on the spot. I was nervous & scared to take a risk, as I had only been in my new position with iHeart for about 4 months. I did not want to leave a company I was comfortable with. I also did not want to leave a company that literally everyone is familiar with. I studied radio in college so why would I go pursue a job that was not in that industry? All these thoughts & questions kept replaying in my head. I prayed about the opportunity & asked my friends & families to pray for The Lord to lead me in the right direction. Needless to say, I ended up taking the job. After a lot of tears & not knowing what to do, I followed what my gut was telling me to do.
What I am trying to get at is that it is good to take a chance. I had to remind myself that I would always wonder what if, if I did not pursue this opportunity. I would rather it be an oops later on, rather than wondering what it could have been. We all have these opportunities & things that are thrown at us when we least expect them, but I think that’s the beauty of it. It’s pretty incredible that The Lord knows our plan, we just simply have to follow his direction. If you are in a stage of your life wanting to pursue a new opportunity or dream, just do it. I promise it will feel like a weight off your shoulders in the end.
By this point in the post you may be curious as to what my new position will entail. I will be a lifestyle & gift sales rep, with Fort Worth being my territory. Ivystone has a showroom in Dallas, Las Vegas & Atlanta markets, so you could say that it is right up my alley. I know I am supposed to be in sales & am so so excited to get to be selling products I am passionate about. As well as working with companies that interest me. I believe this opportunity will help me achieve my goals & dreams 5 years from now. If you know me, you know I am a huge dreamer, so I am so excited to be going down a path that will help me achieve those dreams in the long run.
Sorry this is such a lengthy post, I just wanted to share what has been going on in my life. Hopefully, this can help you if you are in a position where you are nervous to take a risk or chance. I know it can be hard & you can feel lost, but wouldn’t you rather the risk be an oops than thinking what if later on?
Have a fabulous Thursday. Thanks for stopping by!