Well, they can’t take away my birthday.
I didn’t get the job. I didn’t get that job, but someday I will get my dream job. But today is a day for celebrating because I KNOW WHAT I WANT TO DO WHEN I GROW UP!
Today is a day for dancing around to inspiring loud music. It’s a day for celebrating, because guess what ladies and gents? I, the emotional architect, know what I want to do for a living.
I’ve never been one to take the word no well. As a kid my dad would say, “watch this, ‘no!'” To which I would roll my eyes and storm off to my bedroom because how dare he tell me no! I am better than that. It should be no for now. I got a no for now. But WATCH ME overcome, WATCH ME take this, WATCH ME get the one! Because that is exactly what I am going to do.
Another thing my dad would say is, go for it (whatever “it” was) go for it, because what’s going to happen? They can’t take away your birthday.
Well, I’ve still got that, and big amount of “WATCH ME.” Because maybe it wasn’t that one, maybe not even the next one, but, as I’ve mentioned, I am destined for greatness. So hold on to your drink, keep your hands and arms inside the vehicle at all times, because I am going for it and you are the fortunate bystander. See what a mother who doubts herself daily, a business owner who hasn’t done an interview for 12 years, a go getter who will never take no for an answer is capable of doing. You better hold onto your hats because this is going to be quite the ride.
Before starting this blog I didn’t even know WordPress existed, yet I taught it to myself, built a blog, and learned how to do the appropriate tagging to boost your page in 8 hours. I created a professional webpage for myself in one day, knowing nothing about web design. That’s just the beginning. So, if you think for one second that I will let this “no” let me down, well then you haven’t been reading, nor have you met me yet.
This is my dream job. Maybe not that one, but what I am going after is, and, rest assured, I will get it. If it takes me a month, a half a year, a year, or more, I will get it. I will rock it, because I can .
I celebrate today because I know what I want to do. Do you know how lucky I am to have gotten that far?! I celebrate because I put myself out there. I am a mother of one beautiful daughter, my greatest success, I have helped build a business from the ground up and made it successful, I sold more than my competitors when I was an ad executive, I have been in retail for ages and met incredible people and stayed top of my sales class for years. Yet nothing makes me more proud than I am of myself today, because I tried for something else, something outside of my comfort zone. How many mothers think this is it? How many people in a dead end job think this is all there is? This isn’t it. You are better than you give yourself credit for. So pick yourself up, dust yourself off and go get ’em tiger! You are incredible, you are who they’ve been looking for this whole time, just go tell them why! What’s the worst that can happen? They can’t take away your birthday.