This is a couple days late, but, I got the job! The interview went great. I felt so confident going into it. I really worked on several key points that I learned from Gretchen Rubin’s “The Happiness Project”. I acted how I wanted to feel; confident, happy, open, willing and able. Instead of dwelling on what-if’s and worrying about what would happen or wouldn’t happen, I thought, “This is going to be fun! This is going to go great! I got this! This job is mine!”, over and over. Whenever I could feel my mind veering into uncertainty and fear, I repeated my mantra, smiled, and took a deep breath. And it worked!
I was supposed to hear by the end of the week, but the manager called me a couple hours after my interview. I start on Monday, and couldn’t be more excited for this next chapter in my life. I have no doubt that I’m going to be able to balance work and family. Knowing what my priorities are and focusing on what means the most to me is what’s key. I know that I need to make sure I eat well and keep up with my exercise regimen to avoid any fibro or CFS flare ups. Eating small snacks to avoid the shakes or hanger (hunger anger), making sure I take my meds on time, not focusing on little mistakes, laughing at myself, being patient with others and myself, will all be in the back of my mind. All the things I thought I was getting away with before, but were really hurting me, I’ve done my best to address. Now comes the test. Can I do this? Yes. I can.