so, major life update, i got a full time offer for a job last friday!! FINALLY right?!? i waited so long for this moment and the moment turned out to be not worth all the hype…
so, i didn’t take it.
i know, i know, you’re probably thinking, “WHAT, LIZ, ARE YOU CRAZY?!?”
i thought i was crazy too for a second.
there are a couple of twists to this story. not to brag, but i ended up with three job offers. isn’t that C R A Y? how good the Lord is when he provides!! the first one i immediately turned down because it didn’t feel right and i knew i had a couple of options left on the table.
the second offer was a freelance opportunity with club monaco’s international wholesale department in their asian markets (hong kong & skorea). aka the perfect position besides the fact that its not full time & permanent.
the third offer was the full time offer from friday with a brand called mackage for a showroom coordinator position (also amazing!), and in any other case i would have totally taken the offer, but my heart was not ALL IN, because such an amazing freelance opportunity was also available.
but, this is what i’ve been praying and fighting for for a year, right?! i’ve been praying and fighting for stability and full time opportunities for a year while i interned and freelanced my way into the industry. i have been wanting a full time opportunity and waiting for it FOR THIS WHOLE YEAR. and what do i do when i get it? oh, i end up choosing risk and freelancing again.
this was honestly one of the hardest decisions i’ve ever had to make ever in life. for days, i struggled with do i choose stability vs. risk? do i choose long term or short term? do I choose what i really want or what i think is logical? it was a tough, tough choice. i literally called and told everybody important in my life and asked them for their advice and their advice seemed in sync with my heart, unexpectedly. so, i just went for what i wanted.
it is a risk im taking. im not sure what will be the outcome at the end of the freelance opportunity, if there is an end. but, im choosing to trust god again, because time and time again he NEVER EVER fails me and every time i choose to trust him, the reward is always greater every time.
im taking this risk because i want to think long term in terms of my career. im taking this risk because i feel like i can learn and grow so much. im taking this risk because hello, lets be real…how many chances does one get to work in club monaco’s corporate office? not that often.
and in the words of taylor swift, im really feeling 22. im young, im gaining important experience, and if not do the things that you want to do now, when? the road im learning is not always on a straight and narrow path, but on a topsy turvy one that leads to happiness and success.