Olivia Pope taught me

a part of life and (as i am now learning) adulting is that there will be disappointments. a whole lot of them. apparently these things are inevitable and there is no ‘opt-out’ option (if there is, kindly direct yourself to my comments and share you secrets please and thank you). this past week and some change has brought about some unsavory disappointment my way. the kind that despite your better judgment, you let your guard down and when it finds its way to you, you can’t help but feel numb because deep down you knew it would come. i was up for a position that i really really really REALLY wanted and i felt really good about the interviews and the people i met with. it unfortunately didn’t work out and when i found out, i felt so numb. a part of me is so used to the rejection but this one i knew hurt a lot because of how blank i felt in the moments after.

so what now?  was the question that floated in my head after the cloud of numbness slowly faded away. to quote the great Shonda Rhimes (just finished season 6 finale and I feel very inspired and also very much in some feelings), you quit being a bitch baby and keep it pushing.

i can’t control the outcome but i sure as hell can control my actions and make sure this period of disappointment doesn’t cause me to give up all together. now is it hard as hell, YES. ya girl took a nap right after but when i was all good, i continued applying even harder and reaching out to old contacts. if i learned anything from Olivia Pope or Cyrus, it is that there is always a plan and no matter how hard life may knock you down, you lick your wounds if need be then pick yourself right back up and continue to be a badass with bouncy hair and quick quips because yes.

i say all this to say, i will be fine in no time and this period of my life will be one that i look back on with pride because it is prepared me for the next chapter which is soon to come.

p.s. Shonda Rhimes continues to have me in all my feelings and I will be forever grateful of each heart palpitations that i have suffered through while watching her programs.

Olivia Pope taught me

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With all that’s going on in the world at large and all the changes and uncertainties in my personal life, staying present and sane is a lot easier said than done.

I have been struggling a lot with uncertainties mainly  with my professional future. It’s important to note that ya girl hates hates HATES not having an idea what comes next. I’m the kind of person who likes needs to know what to expect in order to properly prepare ESPECIALLY when it comes to work. Well apparently you can’t really control everything so i have finally mastered the art of accepting that.

So here I am,  back to square one in a sense but more focused than ever on where i actually want to go professionally (than i have ever been). I laid out my plan (it’s pretty nice might i add) and currently putting in the working and praying that all the dots connect soon enough.

It’s the having faith part that’s hard. I’m constantly putting out good thoughts and praying that everything that is meant for me will happen but there’s always that little hint of doubt that wants to always prepare for the worst just in case.

Still working on it and praying good things into my future.

 

 

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