I believe the saying “If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans” is attributed to Woody Allen. Over the years, I have come to believe there is a certain truth to that statement.
I just got laid off from yet another job. Budget issues again. I’d be lying if I said I’m fine and that my ego isn’t bruised. It is. I always want to believe the best about people, even when my gut instinct is to run. Nonetheless, I will bounce back from this. I have a plan… and, as frequently happens when you have a plan, I got thrown a bit of curve ball today.
Back in early April, I had applied for a position with a company that I am very interested in working for. It’s the kind of job that I’ll never get rich doing but it is something I could really feel good about being a part of so I was a little disappointed when I didn’t hear from them. So, today as I was planning my plans, I open up my email to find an interview request. Well, hmmmm… this would certainly change the course of events that I had been planning.
And so, the decision has to be made about whether to pursue this very interesting opportunity or to go ahead with my other plans or to, maybe, find a way to have both. Realistically, an initial phone interview is nothing to get overly excited about, so I will simply go ahead with my plans, see what happens with the other opportunity and find a way to make it all work. Because that’s what I do…find ways to make it all work. And she who laughs last, laughs best!