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Patience

I was just going to do one post today, the continuation of my cancer story. Then something threw me for a loop and I needed to vent, I needed to write and I needed a space to air my thoughts. Then I remembered how a lot of the blog I follow always put up a

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Hmm. This Amanda is really on to something! So today I’m linking up with her over at Running With Spoons to bring you my thoughts.

Patience is something I have little of, I don’t know if it is the world I grew up on or if it is my personality but being patient isn’t something I do well. My grandmother also wasn’t a very patient person so perhaps it is genetic. I’m better if there is a time limit on how long I have to be patient, like you have to be patient but only until August 26th.  Being patient though with no end date is not something I do well.

Patience child, patience. Remember, life is a journey. If you got everything you wanted all at once there’d be no point to living. Enjoy the...
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Ok that is an understatement, it is not only not something I do well it’s something that sends me into full manic mode. A great example of this just happened (hence why I’m writing about it because I’m trying to stay calm and just be PATIENT) I had an interview for set up in two weeks for a new role I’m really excited about in the company. Two weeks doesn’t seem like a long time, I applied for the job about a month before. Not bad in terms of waiting, something not ideal for me but not horrible.

Patience is not the ability to wait but how you act while you're waiting....I need to remember this!

Then I get an email from my potential boss saying that the interview is on hold until there is further communication from the VP. The heads of the departments are going to be relocating and there is a new structure that is going to be set up. She then informed me that not only does she think the job will be filled but she thinks they might have more positions, yet a possibility there will be less.

Funny Cry for Help Ecard: What's with all the Be Calm and fill in the blank crap? Sometimes you really should go ahead and freak out.... THEN you can eat cake or call you mother or sparkle or whatever.

So now I’m stuck waiting. I hate waiting, I hate being patient. In my head I already want to move jobs, switch companies apply for something else and forget this waiting game. In my heart I know that rash decisions are the worse decisions and I just need to chill out. So instead I’ve set a time limit for myself. Be patient for a month, if nothing happens in a month then you can start to look at different opportunities.

Explore insightful quotes from creative spirits such as Leonard Cohen, Pink Floyd, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, John Steinbeck, T.S. Eliot, Pat Conroy, and others at http://www.examiner.com/article/travel-a-road-of-literate-quotes-about-the-journey

Also a tip, don’t tell people who want to point out the positives, it really only pisses you off more 🙂

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Patience”

  1. OMG, you took the words out of my brain and put them in a post. I’ve been like this all sumer as we anticipate a potential and HIGHLY DESIRED move to a new city. But still…..we don’t know yet and the waiting KILLS me.

    In the last few weeks I’ve turned to yoga and meditation to help me try and stay in the moment and it has helped. I also listen to Tara Brach’s podcast and she totally mellows me out.

    I’m trying to just embrace what is, live in the moment and let go of attachement. Yeah, that probably sounds kinda woo woo, but it has seriously helped me. Hope it helps you too.

    good luck with the new potential job.

    ps – I see you have a cancer story. Not sure what that’s about but sending you good thoughts anyway!

    1. I’ll definitely download the podcast! I try yoga sometimes but I’m more of a psychical person so running is my go-to. Good luck to you too and thanks for the good thoughts! It was skin cancer but I’m in remission right now.

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