A Beach Lover: A Personal Post

Today, I am getting a little personal and talking about a tough time that I recently went through.  Don't get me wrong, I wasn't sick and didn't have anything super traumatic happen to me, but I would come home at night and cry and was super depressed with myself.

I have been working in the Human Resources field for a little over 5 years now and have certainly grown to love the work I do.  Working in HR is not an easy task.  We see a lot of difficult situations, have to play "bad cop/good cop" and then the next second you will see us running the employee BBQ.  Honestly, working in HR can be a complete mind f*ck as you are constantly turning your personality on and off to match the situation that you are faced with.

My last position- I had an office, was good at my role and absolutely LOVED my co-workers, but I was just not happy after being there for 2 years and I was not making the money that I deserved.  I literally would drive to work everyday an hour and a half each way (yup Boston traffic sucks) and sometimes I would cry on my way in and cry on my way home.  It was not normal.  I thought about giving my notice without having a job lined up, but it just was not an option for my husband and I.

I looked for a new job everyday and was applying for jobs like crazy.  I started applying for jobs that I didn't even want that would take me hours to commute into the City each way, but I didn't care. I wanted a change and I wanted it NOW.  I interviewed with about 8-10 different companies; phone screens, in-person interviews, Skype interviews, video interviews- you name it, I did it.  After each interview, I was convinced that I got the job and then I would get the call that another candidate was selected over me.  It was a huge blow to my ego and I would just cry and cry....my poor husband, I was extremely depressed.

I would pray to God each night that he would guide me to the perfect position and get me out of this situation that I was in.

One morning, I woke up and decided to start appreciating what I had and decided to stop looking for a new job.  It hit me that God would give me a change when I was ready for it and that the timing was just not quite right for me.

...and then it happened...

After a month of NOT looking, I randomly checked an organization's website that I belong to and found the PERFECT position.  It was closer to home, more money and EXACTLY the job title that I was looking for.

I quickly applied and lucky for me, the company called me the next day and within the next two weeks I had landed the job!

It's funny how things work out, but this experience taught me that God will literally only give you a change and/or present you with a new opportunity when you start appreciating what you currently have. God knew that I would not have been happy in any of the other positions that I had got turned down for, which is why I had to wait.

My husband was super supportive during this time and he even bought me the book seen in the picture above: "You are a Badass" by Jen Sincero.  I can't wait to finish it!

I'm so thankful for this new opportunity and will always remember from here on out to appreciate what I have been given and to never doubt my greatness!


  1. This is so true! As soon as you give your worries up to God things just seem to work out. I recently went through a similar situation and am starting a new job in less than two weeks, I know how tough it can be to really need a change. Congrats on the new adventure!!

  2. Congratulations on your new job! God takes you where you are supposed to be. Hope every thing is going well!