PLAYING THE PART
Some time ago I dropped everything. I quit my job as a pastry cook. I dropped out of culinary school. I broke up with my boyfriend of two years. I gave up all hope of a good life and believed myself to be worthless. After a month of suffering from a serious case of depression, I woke up one day and thought about The Secret. I’m not sure why it came to me, but I decided to look it up online and find out what it was all about. I watched the movie on the website and was so moved by it that I went to iTunes and bought the audiobook.
Up to that point I had been searching for jobs and not getting any responses. But I decided to use The Secret to summon a job to me. I really wanted to work in a veterinary hospital, so I sent my résumé to one close by my home. That’s how it all began.
A few days later, I was lying around my apartment when the phone rang. I told myself, That is someone calling to offer me a job. The person on the phone was a manager at the animal hospital I’d applied to, offering me an interview. During the interview, I was extremely nervous, and it showed. Even though it wasn’t my best interview, I went home and wrote, “I work at _____ Animal Hospital. It’s located at ______, Chicago, IL. The phone number is _____.” I did this several times until I actually believed it.
A day later, the manager called me again and was extremely enthusiastic, offering me a second, working interview. I gladly accepted. I felt that I already had the job, but now I had to decide how much money I wanted to make. In the days leading up to the second interview, I wrote out an entire budget focusing on a certain amount of income. I looked at it a few times a day, pretending that it was already in place in my life.
During the working interview, I pretended that I already had the position and that my coworkers were just showing me around my new office. At the end of the day, the manager told me he would call me the following Monday, after he had made a decision. Well, he did call me. He offered me the position and also the exact amount of money I had asked for in my budget. It was an amazing feeling.
At the moment I’m just practicing the art of gratitude and enjoying my life every single moment of the day. So far, I have asked for and received everything I need at the moment, but I know that if I should ever need anything else, I can always let the Universe know.