Thursday, November 4, 2010

About Those Lemons Life Gave Me

Well, I must say, I had my share of lemons and I haven't always been able to make lemonade from them. But I surely learned quickly enough that you have to deal with the cards you are dealt. Or, as someone said : "It is not the cards you are dealt, but is how you play them." You can sit and complain about it and wait for change to happen, eventually. Or you can grab the bull by the horns and make something out of it, sometimes even make the best of it. And I sat and cried, believe me, often enough. And I complained about injustice and bad luck. It didn't change a thing. So I wiped my tears, analyzed my options, took a best guess and acted upon it. Oh, yes, it's infinitely easier not to move at all and to let yourself drown in self pity. But it is also a spiral staircase down to not worthy existence. The choice is always yours and you always have one.
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In the last 12 months or so, my life changed drastically after leaving a job that made me totally unhappy. It was as if the ground under my feet disappeared. I was standing on the crossroads with no signposts. I was looking for directions and I found them not outside, but inside of me. The long road took me on the journey to a completely new territory. I lowered my expectations towards myself (I'm so happy about it now), I got a new diploma (I'm so happy about it now too), I sent my new resume to places I wanted to work for (boy, am I happy about this one now!) and I didn't know until recently if I did the right thing or not. It turns out, I passed all the exams for all the jobs I wanted and now I get to choose the place I would like to work for. My head is spinning like crazy in the last 2 weeks, I can't believe that this is happening to ME!  I finally get to drink that lemonade I made from all those lemons life gave me...

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3 comments:

Sherri B. said...

I am so very happy for you Yasmine! You are a winner, you have always been a winner. Winners don't get places by luck but by hard work and stepping out into the scary place and trusting yourself. You and your family deserve the best, you all have climbed a high mountain and now you can be at the top and enjoy some things...A job well done.

It is so good hearing from you again.

Yasmine said...

You gave me goosebumps, Sherri! Love your comments, you feel so close to me... Thank you.

Zhu said...

That's great to hear, and I certainly hope the lemonade tastes sweet.

You and your family went through to many changes and so many ups and downs... I remember your story from the interview. You certainly played your cards well. May the force be with you!

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