Attempting Positivity

The past couple months have been filled with positives like getting married, going on my honeymoon, and graduating from business school. And while I acknowledge that those are all amazing things that have happened for me, I’ve noticed that I still need to adjust the language I use for finding a job.

Most times I say something like, “Man, I need to get my life together.” Or, “When am I going to get the right job?”

What I fail to remember though is that the right job may take time.

Before I went back to school, I had a slew of jobs that weren’t the right fit for me. I often forget that, when I go into the rabbit hole of job hunting. However, there’s a reason I made the jump to go back to school full time to pursue my MBA.

I often fall into the trap of comparing where I am in my life with where other people are. Or I’ll compare where I am with looking for a job with where I was last summer when I was looking for an internship.

It truly is no joke when they say that comparison is the thief of joy.

While I have no idea what will happen in the next two months, I’m realizing just how important it is to stay positive and keep going. At some point soon, it will all shake out.

In the moments that things feel like they are the most uncertain, usually the best things come out of them. 

Why is it so hard to keep positive when there are good things that have happened?

In my attempt at practicing more self-care, I’ve been working on changing my language from saying, “I hope I get a job soon,” to “I will get the job that is the best fit for me.”

It’s been difficult to shift my language and thought, but I know the light at the end of the tunnel will shine through, even if I don’t know exactly when it will.

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