One of the most profound things I’ve learned last year… when a door closes, another opens. However, you might not always like the person behind the door with the offering and the price one must pay. My dream job last year was an amazing opportunity for me. Not only did the project gave me the validation I was looking for but it also gave me the financial earning I desperately needed. I was happy and grateful that I opened the right door… or so I thought. Unfortunately two months after I started my job, my boss told me he and I should date. I was speechless and dumbfounded as I desperately try to tell him off without bruising his ego. All I wanted was to keep my job. Trust me, if I didn’t need my job, I would have told him the truth, that I have no desire to date him now or ever. I was able to come up with some excuses to hold him off.
After realizing my days were numbered; I saved every penny I made and completed my real estate license to prepare for the inevitable of unemployment. To make the long story short… when my boss asked for a date a couple of weeks later, once again, I told him that dating him would be unprofessional and reminded him of my NO dating co-worker or boss rules. Well, after that he began to treat me poorly and made my job beyond difficult. In the end, job be damned… I had enough. I told him the truth and quit.
So, now that door is closed. And because of that door — even if the opportunity wasn’t what I had hoped — I was able to make the best of it so I can open another door to a path that I hope will be the right one.
I realized that no matter how many doors I have to walk through, there will always be the one that shines brightly if I don’t give up.
While it’s scary walking into the unknown… it’s even scarier to give up my humanity and self-respect.
There are times I long for the security of a safe harbor…
But, in the end I rather have the freedom and wings to fly to my true destination…
Happy New Year, Everyone! I wish you another year full of prosperity and doors of opportunity without having to sell your soul. 🙂