To benefit from my strengths
Today I got a job offer.
A job offer is good in most circumstances, but this job offer was great.
This was a job offer with a company I love
with a team I already know I love
for a position that enables me to
use my law degree peripherally,
instead of heavily.
After a decade negotiating software contracts, I’m
excited thrilled to grow in new directions, and to do so in such excellent company! And yet, decades after moving out of my childhood home of heartbreak, I find I’m waiting for the other shoe to drop.
Every good thing comes at a cost, doesn’t it? Doesn’t it?!
IT CAN’T BE THIS GOOD! IT CAN’T! THERE’S A CAVEAT SOMEWHERE! THE OTHER SHOE IS GOING TO DROP ANY SECOND!
I told a colleague-friend I felt this way. She smiled, shook her head, and said, “Ride the wave! There’s no other shoe coming. You’re coming into the good you deserve, that’s all. Just ride it! Be happy for it.”
So, this evening, I am going to try riding the wave. Accepting great. Believing in it. Believing I deserve it. Being thrilled for the opportunity to grow in a new direction with a team that sees both my strengths and weaknesses … and will happily help diminish my weaknesses, to benefit from my strengths.