Putting Myself Out There

I’ve been applying for jobs for a while. Applying for jobs is one of the anxiety-producing, dehumanizing and frustrating things I have ever encountered. Every single job application is an opportunity to feel like fourth grade kickball — never picked first.

I woke up this morning, ate a bowl of cereal, drank some coffee and culled through emails. Then I started through my list of job seeking websites. All of the sudden, I had a feeling deep in my bones. If I don’t try, I am already rejected. I’m on a roller coaster that only goes up. Instead of feeling like I was opening myself up for rejection, I felt like I was opening myself up to new opportunities.

It has been refreshing and lovely. Hoping this feeling sticks around for a little while.

4 responses to “Putting Myself Out There

  1. Kristen, that’s the way I’ve looked at applying for things too. The only ones I’m guaranteed not to get are those I don’t apply for. Of course, God can overcome my lack of application if he wants but I can’t recall that happening. Praying for a great job for you that is also a great fit.


  2. Great perspective and attitude! You have a ton to offer, Kristen. I can’t wait to see where you land:)

  3. Got laid off at the beginning of Aug, know exactly what you’re talking about. Thanks for sharing.

    – Peace

  4. Great attitude. We are doing the same and it is such a rollercoaster. Good days, bad days, and meh days are running into each other. Thanks for the reminder.

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