My Dream Job!
My first experience with The Secret was when my brother asked me to buy him the book for Christmas. Once the book arrived I had a little look inside. I wasn’t the best reader at the time and I wasn’t really into books either so I wrapped it up and gave it to him and that was that. I never thought about it again.
I was working in a Nursery, I had been there for over 3 years. I started to become miserable and felt like I was working a lot, I was looking after toddlers 5 days a week, working long hours for minimum wage. I would come home from work and want to go to sleep, I felt so drained and lacked energy, my days would consist of work only.
However I felt like I couldn’t complain about my job because I had the best manager ever, she really looked after me and believed in me. I had a brilliant relationship with the children and parents, I also had a good bond with the staff members I worked with but would sometimes find that we lacked teamwork and felt like I was doing other people’s work as well as my own. I felt trapped, I felt like I couldn’t leave because ”I had it good” but deep down I knew I wasn’t passionate about this job anymore and I started to moan a lot and become very negative, I felt lost.
When I went to college and studied Childcare, my placement was at a behavioral and learning difficulty school and I absolutely loved it! The School its self, the children and the staff were amazing. My heart filled with joy just being at the school. I knew in my heart it was something I wanted to do in the future and I always knew I’d be back at that school one day!
My brother follows The Secret and has for a few years now, he always has so many success stories to tell me about his work and life. He’s such a positive person to be around and is very passionate about everything! My brother lives in Manchester so we don’t see each other as much but we still ring each other. My brother would ring me and have so many wonderful things to tell me and I felt like every time he asked me how I was doing. I literally felt like I had nothing to tell him. One day I started to cry and I told him how I was feeling. He asked me ”What’s your dream job?” I told him to work in the school that I had done my college placement in and then he gave me loads of advice and that was the end of the conversation.
A few months went by after the phone call with my brother, I would search the school online to see if any job applications came up. I remember seeing on the page it said something like ”You have visited this page 22 times in the last …. so many days”. I was desperate to leave my job but I didn’t want to leave for just any job, I wanted it to be my dream job. After a while, I started to give up looking because I felt disappointed when I couldn’t see anything.
One day I finally saw a job offer at the school I wanted to work in. When I read through the job description I realized that it was half the wage I was already making and I started to focus on all the negative things I saw. I didn’t apply for it until I spoke to a friend and she said I was crazy for not applying and how it was only a year of that wage and then I would become a Specialist Teaching Assistant at the end of the year. She pointed out all the positive things and it made me realize how much I did want it so I went home and applied. The closing date for the job still had a couple of weeks left so I knew I had to wait a while to hear anything back and I think that this was the hardest part for me. I felt anxious because I knew I would be going out of my comfort zone.
That was when one of the girls at work told me to watch The Secret so that’s what I did. I went home and watched The Secret.
The Secret has literally changed my life, I was totally blown away! Everything made so much sense and I knew from the moment I watched the movie that my life would never be the same again. I started to become so grateful for life and everything around me, I started to laugh more and actually feel alive, everything started to change for the better.
I heard back from the school and was asked to attend an appointment at my local council to start the progress of the application, I remember turning up to the appointment, I was so nervous and the waiting room was full of other people. I started to panic and I kept thinking, look at all this ‘competition’. I had bad thoughts going around in my head but I kept trying to push them out and tell myself everything was going to be okay. As I sat and waited, I heard two girls outside the waiting room laughing and talking loud and then I heard one of the girls say clear as day ”Your wish is my command”. That was when I truly believed in The Secret and that the Universe was delivering me my dream job!
A few weeks later I had an email with an interview date for the school. I started to act like it was already mine. I would vision myself at the school and walking around. I made a space in my wardrobe for all the new clothes I was going to buy for my new job and I even wrote my notice ready to hand in at work.
It was the day of my interview and I was so excited, I kept wondering if any of the teachers would remember me from when I was a student but it was 6 years ago and I didn’t think they would. I kept smiling at the teachers I remembered but didn’t feel like they remembered me until one of the teachers said my name and called me over. She said ”It’s really strange because I was only thinking about you the other day”. I knew in my heart that I was on the right path.
My interview went extremely well., I was confident and showed how passionate I was about working in the school. The headteacher told me he would ring me during the day to let me know. It was about an hour later and he rang me at work to tell me I got the job! My heart was bursting with joy, I knew in my heart that I deserved this job and I was so proud of myself! I still pinch myself now thinking about it!
The Secret has literally changed my life and I now know so many good things are going to happen in my life!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!