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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Just Around the Corner...

So, I got some disappointing news today. A job I really wanted... a job at which I think I would have been great... a job that seemed really perfect for me in oh, so many ways... a job I really needed... a job I really wanted... went to someone else. The person who delivered the news was sweet... "We all loved you so much..." Aw. But they didn't love me quite enough. It sucks when you're not quite enough, doesn't it? And I feel that way more often than I like to think about.

Anyway, as I say, disappointing news. This has been a year of disappointing news... a year of setbacks... a year of hoping for that light at the end of the tunnel to get just a wee bit brighter... a year of hoping against hope. Disappointing. Frustrating. And more-than-a-smidge demoralizing.

Don't get me wrong, I have much to be grateful for (detailed in the post below). And I am grateful! Really! I truly believe that a positive, grateful attitude will take you so much farther in life than a negative, ungrateful one. But sometimes? Well, sometimes you just need to catch a break... to feel like the Universe is on your side for once. It makes it much easier to hang on to that positive attitude, you know?

But I? Have the most wonderful people in my life. No fewer than five people told me the very same thing today... they all said, "This just means there's something better waiting for you... something just around the corner..."

And? They said it with such conviction. They're all pretty smart folk, too, so listening to them - believing them - makes some sense.

So I'm going to try.

Something good - something better - is coming. It's just around the corner...



Right?

13 comments:

Pearl said...

Right!

I understand your disappointment, have had some myself recently, but you must not give up because tomorrow is coming!

Pearl

Sometimes Sophia said...

Sorry you didn't get that job. And sorry that you have to deal with the disappointment. But, hopefully, something better is around the corner. Everything in its time.

hebba said...

I'm so sorry for your disappointing news. But things will work out. Not because "things always work out in the end" but because you are the kind of person who perseveres until things work out.

slommler said...

That is so right...something amazing is just around the corner. So don't be disappointed...celebrate!! The best is yet to come!!
Hugs
SueAnn

swenglishexpat said...

You have my sympathies. I had a similar experience recently. On paper I should have got this job, but they had their own agenda and appointed "their" candidate. On the positive side, I had to update my CV and write a personal statement, reminding myself of everything I have achieved. Sod them!

Just wait for that corner!

Anne said...

For the record? You called me 'smart folk' in this post. I will not let you forget that.

What? I'm just sayin'.

And? Myself and those four other people? We totally meant what we said.

Also? xo

dianne said...

Sorry you didn't get the job that you wanted so much and that this year has been disappointing in many ways, but don't give up hope dear Diane, I hope that there is something better just waiting for you which will bring you much happiness.
xoxoxo ♡

Pauline said...

From the mouth of God to the pen of Neale Donald Walsch (author of Conversations With God) comes this mantra - "My good is coming to me now."

Keep believing that and eventually it comes true because of another mantra: This too shall pass.

SparkleFarkle said...

"...This has been a year of disappointing news... a year of setbacks... a year of hoping for that light at the end of the tunnel to get just a wee bit brighter... a year of hoping against hope. Disappointing. Frustrating. And more-than-a-smidge demoralizing."

Tell me it isn't so: WE'RE LIVING THE SAME YEAR!

Listen, I'll make a little deal with ya: I'll pray for you, if you'll pray for me. Aw, to heck with deals. *gives encouraging I-know-exactly-where-you're-coming-from smile* I'll just go ahead and pray for you anyway.

SSP said...

hey, that stinks, but just for the record, I think it is OK to be disappointed and sad about things....don't feel you always have to find the silver lining...sometimes things just SUCK. Being sad and moping a little bit is good for you...it helps you think about what, if anything, you could have done differently....not to dwell on it, but to give yourself some perspective, and some well deserved credit, ya know? Hang in there......

Shelia said...

I'm sorry you didn't get the job, but I LOVE your attitude and your determination. I'm believing on your behalf that your time is coming very SOON.

Best,
Shelia

Rachel Cotterill said...

I'm sorry to hear that. Maybe they'll have another vacancy soon. For a job you'd be *even better* at.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely!! What would a warm sunshiny day feel like without a few cold rainy days? What would a peaceful relaxing afternoon in a hammock feel like without a few hustle-bustle days of running around chicken-no-head? We work hard to cover our bases and save a little for a rainy day, so when things don't go as we wish.....never you mind; because tomorrow (or the next) WILL go our way. Smile, hug your daughter, call your BFF and enjoy life's little pleasures until the big ones show up and you can do your celebratory "naked dance".

stu