Opportunity just played Ding Dong Ditch.

Confused Girl In a Dilemma Seeking Advice From Someone Smarter than Her. That’s you, my sweet reader. I need help.

I am having a work crisis. As many of you know, I am a blossoming Advertising Major. Anything communications, marketing, or advertising related falls into my line of passion. I don’t know how I developed such a sense for design and persuasion, but I know it’s what I am meant to do.

Not working in a gift shop. Currently, I love my job very much. I fit in perfectly into this boutique/gift store. It’s been the first  job I’ve been dreaming of since I was a little girl. It’s beautiful and organized and classy and fancy and bubbly and basically, perfect for my personality. It is such a unique and fun place… I feel like I belong there. But not forever.

I’m not ready to go yet though! The problem is, I got a job offer. The type of job offer you can’t pass up, and I didn’t even apply for it. I am a frequent shopper for their company and their crew just felt like I belong on their team. Plus it happens to be a massive career step in a field I am most passionate about. They want me to run their Social Media. I know. The pay would be better too. I’m talking the kind of pay that makes people advance in their lives.  Things like this don’t happen to people.

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Only, I would burn every single bridge I have built thus far. I know I would devastate my current job. Not to mention, there are legal risks involving competition. It would be a complete betrayal. Plus I really love my job at my current store. My bosses are incredible. Just amazing people. My co-workers are awesome. But they aren’t my future. They are my present. But I love them.

Here’s the kicker. I waited too long. My hesitation costed me the job. I went in to meet with the manager to ask exactly what cards are on the table. I wanted to know if it would be worth all that I am giving up. It turns out that the very same morning, they hired someone else. – BUT- I should put in my resume because she might not work out. She seemed pretty darn enthusiastic about my resume.

Ding Dong.

Hello?

Now I am even more confused. My perfect little dream job vs. My risky big dream job. My part timer vs. My career. It’s altogether likely that this opportunity will come back up again – soon. I can’t hesitate next time. But I don’t know what I want. Should my loyalty be to my job or my future?

I really do love my job…  Help me!

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When Life Has a “Pompeii” Moment

Bastille Live in Captial Studios accompanies with Orchestra.

 
Yes. It’s that song you’ve been obsessing over for months, that you swear you heard first, and will love last. From the first time I heard Bastille’s “Pompeii” on Sirius XM’s Alt-Nation, I was head over heels. I could go into all the reasons, like how upbeat and catchy and unique it is. But seeing as it has reached #6 On the Billboard Top 40, I assume the world already knows why it’s so amazing. It took me until this week to realize why I love this song so much.

There’s not a part of it I can’t relate to. Sometimes we look around and realize, everything is different. Everything is new and scary. Life is full of “Pompeii” moments. Sudden life-defining moments when you stop and think “Can’t you remember the way things used to be? Before everything changed?”

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Life feels like that. Even on a small scale, our lives can completely turn around in an instant. It was funny, last week was kind of a hard week for me. Work, School, and Family chaos collided and things started to fall apart. I kept saying in my head “The infrastructure of everything I knew has fallen apart.” Over and over. Of course, its the melodramatics coming out. However, it wasn’t entirely an exaggeration. I didn’t even realize at first, my life was having a “Pompeii” moment.

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Life is entirely capable of flipping upside down – and it’s a merciless change when you aren’t expecting it. Next thing you see, there is the dust settling on what’s left of our old life. It’s hard to step into a new life, but the truth is, there’s not time to slow down. If you stop long enough to let the change overwhelm you, you’ll find yourself frozen there, unable to move forward with your life. Just like the victims of Pompeii, which inspired Bastille in the first place.

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What I hear from this song, is beautiful irony. How am I gonna be an optimist about this? Followed by upbeat empowering music. There is nothing holding you back. Close your eyes and hold on to the good memories. Then move forward. Ashes aren’t the only way to preserve what once was. Memories and Motivation work wonders.

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