Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Hob Knob Job Search: Quit Being So Serious

This picture sums up how I want to live my life. It's of my paternal grandfather and grandmother, Agnes and Hank. Both of them died before I could meet them.

This picture has been in our family dining room for as long as I can remember. I think they were at some sort of dinner party. My dad donated a copy of it to the history museum for an exhibit. I think he wrote something like "Thanks Mom and Dad for teaching us how to have a good time!" 

Ag and Hank look like they are having such a fantastic time. Their smiles genuine. They definitely weren't checking their phones or taking pictures of everything. They were in the moment and loving it.

I want all of my moments to be like that. That's why I've shifted my mindset with my job search. I'm not getting down on myself for not landing a job yet. I'm focusing on the small "wins" for the day. I'm relishing the bright moments, like one I had yesterday.

I stood on the corner of North and Fleet street in the North End of Boston. It was quiet. The sun was shining and I had a hot cup of coffee in my hand. I thought to myself, "How many more of these moments am I going to get when I land a full time job?" It was a peaceful moment.

Things are starting to heat up in the job search. I've had some good informational interviews with people who know other people. So, it's been a very nice start to the week.

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