So I’m on this new job, and loving it as I’ve previously mentioned…
As I walk the halls of my alma mater that is now my place of employment, conversing with several different heads of departments, they all say one thing
‘You’re a perfect fit for this job’.
None of them know me. They only know what I tell them, about my background, being an alumna, being disadvantaged, 1st generation college graduate who had to take remedial courses and received financial aid just like the students I will be serving.
Now I knew I would be a perfect fit for the job, yet I was elated and overjoyed when I was offered the position. I’m continually blown away by the many people who continue to tell me that I’m a perfect fit for this position and how excited they are to see me on campus.
I’m even more in awe of the ‘angels’ placed in my path. I’ve been able to pick the brain of several people in the career field I’m transitioning to (higher education), network. I asked the career services specialist at my job some advice about relocating. She gave me excellent advice, and when she asked what city I was considering a relocation to, I told her. She then proceeded to tell me that her son used to live there and has since moved back but that whenever I was ready, she would put me in touch with him.
Then later this afternoon, I talk to my mentor/old newspaper adviser (the one who is the main reason I have this job) and he tells me that he would connect me with his son in law, who is in a position very similar to what I would like to do next, and that whenever I’m ready, he would set that up.
Everyone is eager to help me. A huge difference from my previous position, where only the ‘favorites’ (and I just wasn’t one of them) received assistance in career advancement.
To be in a place where angels are placed in my path to assist me, being surrounded by nothing but people who want to help me and see me succeed and not only do well, but excel?
It’s amazing. I’m overwhelmed. Blown away. Astonished. Most of all?