On the heels of that, I began interviewing for entry-level roles in my new career path, and I was met with a lot of unexpected resistance. The hiring managers literally told me, one after another, “You should consider getting an advanced degree. You really need to get a Master’s.” I was blindsided by this, and at first I was super pissed. I kept thinking to myself, “But Julie said I didn’t need any more school. WTF.” Once I was done being pissed, I felt my perspective begin to change. “They are wrong about me,” I told myself. “I’m calling B.S. on them. Julie said I have everything I need. And I agree with her. I have everything I need already.”
I took a step back and both intellectually and spiritually knew it wasn’t supposed to look like this. I wasn’t supposed to force my way in, jump through hoops, or be met with this kind of resistance. The universe was showing me this wasn’t the right time, the right way, the right people, the right companies.
So I took a few months away from the job hunt to engage those three lessons Julie had been trying to drill into me. Confidence. Patience. Flexibility.
And wouldn’t you know it, an opportunity dropped into my lap a few months later. An INCREDIBLE opportunity that didn’t require more school, with people who could see my capabilities right away, in an industry that I am passionate about, using the skills that I had spent the last year learning.
Julie’s coaching was paramount. It wouldn’t have looked like this without Julie on my side. I am the proud owner of some increased confidence, lots of flexibility, and a tiny bit more patience (that one is a work-in-progress.) I start my dream job on Monday.:) Thank you Universe and Julie!