My parents came to town for a couple of days last week. They brought a new (to me) desk, took my old one away, and brought me my bike which they had fixed up so I can ride it around in West Michigan this spring and summer.
While they were here, we obviously talked about my unemployment situation, the process to finding a new job, how that was going, etc.
I’ve tried to remain pretty optimistic through the whole thing, even when hopeful interviews became turn down emails, or when there was a snag with the Unemployment Office surrounding your past employers’ error. In the end, I know that everything will turn out and ultimately, this period of unemployment is temporary as I’m working hard to remedy the situation quickly.
But while they were here, they brought up a job offer that I received just a few weeks after moving to Michigan and starting at my last job. The salary was nearly 2x what I was making but I had already accepted, found an apartment, moved into said apartment, and had been at the job for nearly a month. Needless to say, I turned down the other offer. Sure I would have made more money and had been closer to home, family, and friends, but there’s a lot of other things in my life that may not have happened….
- I may not have felt comfortable enough and in the right place to make the leap to getting my personal training certification.
- I would not have met my boyfriend who I am so grateful to have in my life.
- I would not have met several new friends here or strengthened the blogger-friend turned real-life friend.
I’m sure the list could go on and on, but I’m hoping you get my point without my needing to continue.
I am exactly where I am supposed to be.
My life led me here. The pain, the sorrow, the anxiety, the grief, the happiness, the excitement, the joy, ALL THE THINGS brought me here.
I read The Universe Has Your Back last year and it truly changed my view. Sure, I believed everything happened for a reason but now, I see that everything in my life doesn’t just happen for a reason, it happens to my benefit. We don’t always see it in the moment but when we look back, the puzzle pieces start to come together, we begin to connect the dots, and we see the connection from every beautiful moment.
I hope you know that regardless of what chapter of your life you’re in, you are exactly where you are supposed to be. Even if you can’t see it in this moment, I promise you, you are.
Have you read The Universe Has Your Back?
Looking back, have you seen how moments in your life led you to where you are now?