Tuesday, June 3, 2014

When fate knocks….you answer!

Do you believe in fate?

I do. I believe that everything happens for a reason, and that we need to keep our eyes open to the wonders of the world around us. Fate has granted me a pretty wonderful year thus far. I have traveled, and had experiences that I can only give fate credit for. I have been living my life, this year, with my eyes wide open to the possibilities around me, I have been pretty in tune to fate this year.

Fate knocked me completely out about 2 weeks ago, when I came across a job posting. I have no clue how I happened upon this posting, I can only call it fate, but in a split second the thing that had been missing in my life, the thing I couldn't quite put my finger on, but has been nagging at me for so long was filled. In reading this job posting, I felt whole.

Now I know that sounds completely crazy, I mean, I wasn't even looking for a new job, in the grand scheme of things, I am happy with the job I have, or so I thought. When I read the job posting, it was like a light bulb was turned on inside of my soul, I could see everything clearly, at that minute, I understood what had been missing: a new challenge, a way to combine my passions, a new start.

Reading the job description, I found myself saying "That's me!" or "I can do that!" to every task listed. It was as if the job description was actually written about me, as if it was my resume! It took my breath away, it literally knocked the wind out of me, and had my whole body shaking. My physical response was something I had never expected. I almost started crying!

How I came across that posting, I have no clue, I have looked through my browser history, trying to figure out what I was searching for, but I cannot figure it out. I have to just admit that fate was knocking at my door.

I have to admit that I was scared at first, I mean, I have been working at my current position for 12 years. I needed to completely re-work my resume, request new (up-to-date) letters of reference, and write a cover letter. And since the job was closing in a week's time, I would have to do this all very quickly!

As I re-wrote my resume, and my cover letter, I was drawn in even further to the possibility of this position. This is my dream job. In my dream location.

I struggled a bit to write the "perfect" resume and cover letter, the pressure was on me, because it is not all that often that one applies to one's dream job. The pressure I was putting on myself was enough to cause me some sleepless nights, and some AMAZING dreams!

Once I finished my writing, and had collected all of my materials, I sent them in. It was such an amazing feeling! I was giddy.

Now, all I can do is wait, wait for a phone call, or an email. Wait and pray and hope. I have never in my life wanted something as badly as I want this position. And while there are still so many "what-if's" I feel a certain sense of calm, knowing that I am following fate, fate knocked, and I opened the door, whatever happens now is again up to fate.

And I am ready, when fate calls, I am ready. I am ready to take on every aspect of this challenge, and I am looking forward to it, completely!


Lauren said...

I got goosebumps reading this. I believe everything happens for a reason and I hope that this opportunity is one that is given to you and that your hard work pays off!!

Kristine Barnes said...

Lauren, thank you! I feel like my soul is tied to this job! It is so powerful to find something that you feel so destine to do. Now I just need get get an interview! Fingers crossed!! Its so exciting!

Bonnie S. said...

I really hope this works out for you!! I have my fingers crossed but it seems luck isn't necessary here. You got this!

Kristine Barnes said...

All positive thoughts are appreciated, Bonnie!! Thank you!! There are so, so many other fate related reasons that I want this job, I just cannot talk about them….yet! I am so nervous and excited! Every time my phone lights up, I jump!! :)

HALFway to the CASTle said...

Good luck! I hope everything works out for you, it sounds like this is your dream job! I definitely think everything happens for a reason :)

Jewell Bush said...

Oh my gosh, I can't wait to hear all about it! I hope you get it!!!

Jennifer K. said...

Good luck! It's nice to be in a position of just wanting a new job rather than really needing one. If it's meant to be, it will be!