A year ago today I had a job interview for a position that I thought was made for me. After multiple interviews and discussions, I received an offer, but eventually turned it down because it didn’t feel right in my gut. Three months later, I had accepted another offer at a completely different company in a different city. And I have no regrets.
Today, out of the blue, I was presented with a job opportunity I did not see coming. I don’t think I am going to act on it given the recent start at my current employer, but I was flattered that I was thought of for the position. And who knows, perhaps one day it may be something worth considering. I definitely don’t want to close the door completely.
This is my 400th post on this blog, started at a time when I was two months into my career in 2006. I have come a long way in the last seven and a half years, but have still only worked for a fraction of time compared to what a lifetime career looks like. It’s just reassuring to know that some hard work has paid off, knowing how hard I worked to get that first shot, to get my foot in the door to prove myself, I now have people presenting opportunities to me. The privilege to choose what I would like to pursue is truly a blessing I am aware not everyone has.