I’m participating in Kat and Meredith’s August Moon series of prompts, and today’s is
What once-in-a-blue-moon opportunity(ies) came your way so far?
This is an interesting one to think about because on the surface, there doesn’t appear to be much opportunity here…only loss. But the truth is that in every situation there is the possibility of opportunity…if we are willing to grab it…and I recognize that this blue moon presents me with some pretty incredible opportunities, truth be told.
While things might not have gone the way I wanted them to with my job, seeing the writing on the wall back at the end of July has led me to search out other options. A few weeks ago, I sent out probably 10 applications. Since that time, I’ve had 2 first interviews and one second interview. I’m encouraged by that, especially since one of the positions that I have interviewed for is what I imagine to be my dream job. When I put together my Mondo Beyondo list at the beginning of the year, this job at this place was exactly what I had in mind. I reminded the universe this morning that my intention on August 1 was to find a new job. That moment was perfect for wishing due to the harmonic convergence. So that was my wish at the start of the month. I asked the universe for that. This morning I reminder the universe that are 4 days left in this month 😉
So there is that.
But with being jobless, there are also other opportunities. While this trip was previously planned, I’m sitting in the airport waiting to fly out to Reno to spend a few days with my mom and then drive back home. As I wait for the plane, next to me, I have my copy of Danielle LaPorte’s The Desire Map (I’d link but I’m doing this on my phone and that’s not the easiest thing to do from here). I intend to really dive into it, sink my teeth into it, get clear on where it is that I want to go. And then there’s nothing like a drive across northern Nevada, Utah, the wide, open spaces of Wyoming that I love, and Kansas to give you time to clear your head and rattle around all the things you might possibly want to be when you grow up.
That time is an incredible opportunity and a blessing. And I plan to make use of it. As soon as I finish that martini that is waiting for me at the bar 😉
How about you? What sorts of opportunities has the Blue Moon brought you? Even if they don’t at first blush feel like opportunities?