Chance Chat #13: Not for Them

Today’s pin is actually from a blog I read regularly, Peace, Love and Oats. But as I’m applying for jobs and making changes for the future, I need to keep this in mind…

Not for ThemThere are a lot of unknowns in my life right now.

  1. Where will I be employed in the next month?
  2. Where will I be living the month after that?
  3. What will I be working towards two months after that?

I can’t figure out two and three without knowing number one. And EVERYONE has an opinion with all three questions. I’ve built a great life in my hometown, one that I really enjoy. But I also love my time in the Twin Cities. And I’m ready to give living in the cities another try (those few months after college didn’t really count).

I’m trying to best balance my journey, and hopes for the future, with the commitments I’ve made. I’m trying my best not to commit to any new things at this point, but I don’t want to shut myself off from some amazing connections that have grown out of these years living in my hometown.

I’m also trying to keep my one word for 2015 CHANCE, alive in these decisions. I have an opportunity to do something new, and I want to make sure that I’m not making decisions that are just safe and easy, and ultimately unsatisfying.

Do you veer towards the safe and easy? Or do you like to take a chance and get challenged?


8 thoughts on “Chance Chat #13: Not for Them

  1. Uncertainty can be really hard to deal with – I know how that feels as last year at this time I was living in Charlotte but looking for jobs back in Minnesota and I just had no idea what the next year of my life would hold and as a result I felt like I couldn’t plan anything! It is tough! I hope you get some clarity soon.

    I’d say I tend more towards safety. I don’t want to use the word easy to describe what I search for because I think life is never really easy. So instead I’d say I strive for stability. But I find change to be exhausting and I feel like there has been so much change in my professional life in the last 3 years that I just want to get to a place where I can just ‘be’ and grow in my position versus looking for the next big thing…

    • Safety/stability is definitely what I prefer. I’ve learned that at this point there is no way I could live in another state. I need my twin cities / brainerd lakes area bubble.

  2. I like the last line on your image, “They don’t need to, it’s not for them.” If there’s anything I’ve learned the past few years, it’s that it’s really important to honor and respect yourself and your journey. Take a chance, get challenged.

    • R.E.S.P.E.C.T. I feel like I need a good reminder of that word on the regular.

    • Thank you dear, I am so glad we were able to see each other yesterday, and can’t wait for more fun days!

  3. I’ve realized that I am somehow drawn toward uncertainty, big moves, doing things that others don’t understand! Change is important, and those who embrace it will thrive. Good luck with your big move. Love Minnesota and the Twin Cities!

  4. I think it’s so easy to stay in the safe & comfortable zone but sometimes–well, a lot of the time–you gotta take a chance & really step out of that comfort zone in order to move to the next phase of your life. I’m so excited for you to see what the next few months bring!

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