Taking A Step In The Right Direction.
About 3 years ago I decided to go into nursing and become a CNA. So many people told me, “You are such a hard worker, you would be so good at it!” and “You should really become a CNA, it is really not that bad!” I eventually became a CNA and was a CNA for 3 years. I dreaded every day due to being short staffed, being given dangerous work assignments, living pay check to pay check, and being diagnosed with depression and terrible anxiety.
Everyone including my family said to go on and become a nurse. In reality, I had no desire to work in healthcare anymore or to move forward. I wanted a way out.
Fast forward to 3 months ago. I see a job listing on Indeed for a university in my town. I always heard it was so hard to get in there and that they only hired a handful of people about once a year for this position. I also remembered another girl I worked with at a nursing home trying to convince me to go out to the campus and take the placement test for the job. The thought of a placement test scared me. What if I fail it? What if I don’t know the answer to the questions? What if I don’t get the job?? All negativity!! Even my family was negative and told me I would never get in.
Then I came across the film, The Secret. I slowly started changing my mindset. Told myself that I will take the placement test and that I will do my best!! I also told myself over and over that I will get out of healthcare and I will make a better life for myself. I finally set up an appointment and went out to the university and took the placement test.
I passed!!! The testing lady told me they were only hiring 9 month appointments right now where you only work 9 months and then have 3 months off. I thought, darn, but then I thought, hey, that’s a foot in the door!!! I was put on a long waiting list that went by a score system and there were a lot of other candidates ahead of me. At first, I thought that I might never get called back for an interview!! Then, every day for almost 2 months I told myself that I would get a call back and that I would get the job. I visualized how I would feel getting the job and how grateful I would be.
One day I got an email asking me to go in for an interview if I still was interested. I picked an interview time and told myself to just be myself, I have nothing to lose. Anyway, 2 people interviewed me and I made them laugh the whole time! They told me to not get discouraged if it takes the university a long time to get back to me. Still practicing the law of attraction in the meantime, 2 months later I get a call. “Hello, this is so and so from Western Illinois University, and I would love to offer you the position!” I started crying immediately! The law of attraction worked!!! I said, yes, yes, yes!!!!
I have been working at WIU for 2 months now. I make more money than I ever have! I’ve met some of the most amazing people, it’s easier on my body, and the longer I work there the more credits I am offered to take classes which they pay for 100%.
I want to say a big thank you, thank you, thank you to The Secret. Now I’m going to enjoy these next 3 weeks off!