Concrete Jungle Where Dreams Come True
From the time I can remember, my dream has been to move to New York City. There were always few things in my life that I was so certain about but knowing that I am meant to be a New Yorker has definitely always been one of them.
I recently graduated (in August 2013) from college with a degree in public relations and no real direction of where I wanted to go in terms of my career. Knowing that as soon as I possibly could grab my diploma, I would be off to New York City. There wasn’t really much of a plan for a while other than I had to find an apartment, roommates and a job and I would make my move to the Big Apple.
So graduation date is approaching and my best friend who had already moved to New York called me one day saying she had been apartment hunting and found the perfect apartment for the three of us. I had already agreed to live with my two best friends, who happened to both need a new place to live in the city starting in August. I had no job prospects and no way of paying for a New York rent yet. But I knew I wasn’t going to let anything stop me from moving my dream move. So I said OK, and signed the lease knowing that I had no other options than finding a job in New York City.
I was on the hunt like it was my job. I lived on LinkedIn and told everyone I knew that I was moving to New York soon and needed a job. I put it out into the Universe as much as possible, visualizing myself every day living in New York and having a job I loved, although I had no idea what that job was.
One day my best friend sent me a company that she saw online in the music industry and she said this is really cool, you should see if they are hiring! I had never even considered the music industry but I’ve been a musician my whole life and have always been a major music-lover. It hadn’t even occurred to me I could do it for a living!
So I went on LinkedIn and looked up the company and sure enough I had a friend who was connected with someone who worked there. I reached out and sent her an email and asked if they were hiring. She said no they weren’t, but if there’s anything else she could help me with to let her know.
I was a little bummed but not discouraged. Then about an hour later I got another email from her saying, “Oh wait, I forgot we had this sent around last week!” It was an email about a job at another company for an assistant position in the music industry.
I started working on my application for the position immediately. I sent her my resume and cover letter for some guidance and was about to press send when she emailed me saying they had already filled the position. Following my gut instinct I decided to apply anyway.
About 5 minutes after I pressed send I received an email back asking to set up an initial phone interview the next day. I had a second phone interview and then got asked to come in for an in-person meeting the day AFTER my lease started on my apartment.
I was hired the second day I lived in New York and am more in love with my job than I ever could have imagined!
I say thank you to the Universe every single day for bringing me to my concrete jungle where I feel like my dreams come true every day.
I know all of those people and opportunities were attracted to me because of what I put out into the Universe.