Perfect ending to a perfect beginning …
I began a journey with Perfect Image at a time when I didn’t have a lot going for me but I had a lot of ideas of what I wanted to be going on. I was laid off from a previous job and wasn’t mad about the layoff but a little concerned about the funds for my bills. I was able to take it easy for a couple of weeks and not go hard in looking for a job. My severance pay and my support system at the time was really cool. So I started looking for jobs and getting call backs but not getting the jobs and then the frustration set in. I don’t know about you but I don’t like having to depend on people a lot for my finances. But my man at the time knew a man that was hiring so he made the introduction. I looked good on paper but in real life. I had bad credit trying to work in a financial field, where they do that at. Apparently I thought that I was the exception. I was and I am still working on my degree but again applying for everything in the financial accounting field. I had no real experience just a resume that said that I was a part of the accounting departments at the companies that I previously worked for. Like I said I looked good on paper.
So the introduction was made and I went through 3 interviews 2 were pretty smooth I mean I was nervous of course but they were pretty good. That 3rd interview came and all of those things that were stacked up against me came flooding out and I was so sure that I didn’t have the job. Well a lot of questions of why my credit was so bad and why I wasn’t finished with my degree and why I thought I could do the job and get paid what I was asking with no real experience and a couple of tears y’all know I’m a softy and I don’t do too well with being confronted about things that I am not ready to deal with. But guess what I got the job before I left that day. Someone was willing to take a chance on me even when it looked like I would be more of a risk than a reward. Turns out that the risk was definitely worth it. I was able to grow and also contribute to the company.
However, I recently was able to say goodbye to Perfect Image and hello to a new opportunity to grow in my career and to make more coins. I honestly thought that with my sassy mouth, rebellious attitude and wanting to create and do things my own way I would have been put out the door before I left on my own but because of most of that I believe that I have created a special place in the heart of Perfect Image and a new way of doing a lot of things. I am leaving my mark. Starting this new journey has me extremely nervous and excited but I am so ready for this new step. This new journey starts with a better credit rating, I am still working on this degree 😐 , a business that I am growing and building, new connections, a new sense of self, I am working on some major goals and I’m doing it on my own well I mean I have a village around me cheering me own and helping along the way but I’m more in charge of my life than I have ever been.
You have to invest in yourself before you can expect others to invest in you.
This new journey will further help me achieve my goals and live my dreams and I am excited about it. I hope that you all will continue on this journey with me. A perfect ending to a perfect beginning … take a chance. Win or lose you will always learn and be better when you get up and dust yourself off. Don’t give up on yourself!!!!
As always, keep living simply while making it extraordinary.