My Very Own Super Tuesday

What’s that saying? Luck is when opportunity meets preparedness? Do allow me to explain.

About four Tuesdays ago, the elections were in full swing. Everywhere on the news it was Clinton this, Obama that, and/or McClain this and that. All of this talk about changes they were going to make. I know because I was sitting on the couch watching the TV. Yep, you guessed it. I didn’t have a job. And it was getting old.

Well, I must have fallen asleep and through osmosis, gained inspiration from everything they were talking about. About how “The time for change is now” and “If you don’t like how things are going, change them!” The quote, “Be the change you wish to see in the world” comes to mind.

Anyway, I woke up with such a motivation to change my own life. I got off the couch and cleaned my whole apartment. And I have to say, a clean room to me, must be like springtime to a caterpillar. It really uncluttered my mind. Next, I got on the computer and updated my résumé. I wrote a compelling cover letter and scoured the internet for a job leads. Then I went outside for a jog (something must have happened to me by then because I am NOT a runner), and came back to a clean apartment. It felt great.

In the following weeks, I had really gotten my life on track. I was exercising, practicing my interviewing skills, applying for jobs and just generally being positive. I had started networking with my friends and parents and friends of parents— anything I could think of in order to get a job. That was my goal.

I wanted change, so I became changed. I had picked that day to do it and was awaiting an opportunity to come my way. I knew that when it did, I’d be ready. Another quote that comes to mind is, “You can’t win if you don’t enter.” And how very true that is. Luck isn’t found, it’s made. And you could make some of your very own, this Tuesday perhaps!