I am a firm believer in “everything happens for a reason.” I know that it is cliché, but lately, the things that have been happening in my life have proven this phrase to be true. Since the end of last year, I have been trying to figure thigs out. Mainly what I want to do next because my work contract is ending. And one thing is for sure, I don’t want to be stuck in another contract.
But let me back things up a little bit. Back in September, I was told my schedule is changing and I was moving to weekends. I’m a news producer and I know the news never sleeps, but who, as a mother and full-time worker wants to work on the weekends? It takes time from being with your child and husband. So, you can imagine my anger and frustration. At that moment, I wanted to quit cold turkey. I wanted to drop everything and just leave. But I calmed down and tried to find the positive in the situation.
So, a month later, my parents tell me they are moving to Arizona, across the country. I was kind of sad because we are already far apart. They offered for me, my husband, and baby to come and move with them, but my husband wasn’t open to that idea. Once again, I found myself in a situation where I had to figure out what was next.
That’s when I decided to try a new position. I talked with the manager and knew I was a shoe-in. But once I went to apply, I was told someone decided to stay and that the manager had to go with her. You can imagine my disappointment. But that same day, my husband told me he wanted to move with my parents to Arizona. And that’s when things came into perspective.
I know this was a long story, but I wanted to tell it because I need to show you why things happen for a reason. There’s more reasons behind why I believe I this cliché phrase, but it’d be too long to share. But I will say this is an example on why we have to accept change, even if we don’t like it.
1. Accept the things you are denied:
· There is a reason God told you no. Little did I know that I would not get a job that I thought I wanted because another opportunity was already in the works for me.
2. Know that what you want may not be the best for you.
· When my husband said he didn’t want to go out west, I started pushing harder for NYC. And while I love that it could be an option for me one day, I’m actually happy and ready to move west. I know its what’s best because of my daughter. And I’m super excited about it.
3. What’s for someone else may not be for you.
· I used to think that my life was boring and I wasn’t living. But after really looking over everything I have, I am actually better off than some people. What I have is right for me.
4. Find positivity behind what is happening.
· I thought having to work on weekends would ruin things for my personal life. Now while I still don’t like it and still find it hard to have a full day with my family, I get more sleep and see my husband more.
5. Accept the things you are given, but do not want.
· Again, with my work schedule, I did not want it, but I have grown in my position and have become a lot stronger. I know this isn’t the end nor will it have to last forever.
I know this was a long-winded post, but I felt it best to share my experiences because I was recently having trouble accepting certain things that were changing. But when I did, it was all for the better.
And if you haven’t noticed yet, my big reveal is the big move we are making!
Here’s to change and making the best of the life God has given you.
“However, those the Father has given me will come to me, and I will never reject them.” – John 6:37