I apologize in advance to all my readers! I've been crazy busy lately and haven't blogged in a while. I hope this post makes up for the past month of being MIA. This week I want to challenge my readers. I feel that I am challenged every day with something new and it becomes a learning and growing experience. And I want everyone that I know and care about to be continually learning & growing as well.
This week I was challenged by having a job interview...first major one in over 8 years! YES, I'm finally looking to go back to work full time now that my little guy is getting older and will benefit more from a daycare/preschool environment. He loves the social interaction with other kids of all ages and let's face it, I'm sure he's getting bored with just hangin with mom all day long! haha
Of course I had to throw in some cute photos of him on this blog...what would a momtog blogger be without showing off her adorable child whenever she can?!
Read on to find out how the interview went and what my challenge is for you!
So this job interview challenged me to think outside the box. It was a behavioral interview and I had to come up with situations in life and my past work experiences to give examples and lengthy descriptions of. I had prepared a TON of notes to prep myself for this but yet, only a few of the potential questions I was actually prepared for! The others I had to come up with scenarios on the spot - which I am terrible at doing - and felt like I fumbled through the whole thing and my examples probably didn't even make sense to them! I can only hope & pray they liked what they read on my resume and a few of my answers were better than the other candidates!!!
But what did I learn from this?! This one little interview that took an hour and a half of time out of one day of my life showed me that life is UNPREDICTABLE!!! Life will always throw us curve balls and nothing is always going to go smoothly and perfectly. What do we do though?! Do we freak out and stress over it? Well, yes, maybe for a very short period of time!! But at the end of the day, we try our best to get through these tough times as best as we can and we move on. These are learning experiences and we don't get better at things if we don't ever fail.
ADVICE: challenge yourself and others constantly to be put in situations where you have the potential to fail. I know that's scary and usually involves change in some sort of way. However, these situations make you stronger and help you learn!
When you were a kid and were learning how to ride a bike, did you just pick it up and know exactly what to do right away? Or did you use training wheels or the helping hand of a parent to balance you? When that assistance went away, did you maybe fall a few times before finding that perfect balance?
So, my challenge to you is for YOU to challenge yourself this week!!! Tell me below what that challenge is and then come back and send me an update (as I will update you all on the outcome of the interview).
Will it be:
- go for a longer walk/run than you've ever done
- help a stranger
- teach your child something they may take a while to learn (and may fail at themselves a few times)
- try a new, difficult recipe for dinner
- attempt to make amends with an estranged friend/relative
- try sushi for the first time
- talk to a friend/family member about addiction
- start learning a new language
- talk to your boss about a long-standing issue
Everyone has things in like that can and will challenge them! What are YOUR challenges?!
Aside from being a part-time photographer, I am also a wife, mother, business woman, veteran, crafter, gardener, camper, hunter, fisher, avid walker, cyclist, and thrifter!