Things Are Falling Into Place!
A few years ago, I took a job that I hated because even though I hated it, it doubled my salary and I was able to help out my family. I was miserable the entire time I was at this job working as a project coordinator for a lighting distributor that handled very prestigious jobs in the NYC area. I woke up miserable every day, worked long hours without getting overtime pay and was not feeling motivated. I gained weight, was battling anxiety and depression, had no direction in life and was just overall unhappy. I had read The Secret a few years back and I knew what I had to do in order to make changes.
About a year ago, I watched The Secret movie and it reignited something inside of me to go out and get what I wanted. I started to change the way I was thinking and began to feel grateful for everything I had. During a friend of mine’s wedding, who also happened to be my coworker at the time, I mentioned to another coworker how much I loved weddings and planning events. I told her how I had executed one of my friends weddings a year before and it felt like that was what I was meant to do. A few weeks after the wedding my coworker reached out and told me that her friend who was a Day Of Wedding Coordinator (DOC) was looking for someone to help her with weddings. I couldn’t believe it! I asked her to pass my info along to her friend, which she did, and we set up a call a few days later. After spending 20 minutes on the phone, she gave me the details and I have not stopped working with her since.
I started to become burned out working both jobs. I was hoping that someway, somehow, I could leave my full time job and work the weddings full time. Around October of last year, an old boss of mine who owns a foreclosure defense law firm contacted me. He was someone who I kept in touch with and admired as a great leader in the latino community in Nassau County, NY. He asked me to re-join his organization. He asked me to come back part time. I hesitated for months. He kept calling me back for meetings, and I always met with him to hear him out. I really believed in his vision and what he was doing for the El Salvadoran community, which is where my parents are from. I told him I couldn’t leave my job because of the pay. I was the breadwinner for my family and couldn’t see it working out.
In March I started to feel a shift inside of me. I was growing restless at work, not being able to concentrate, feeling frustrated and just not wanting to be there. I took a huge leap of faith and left my position as project coordinator. The moment I left, the weddings started picking up again. I was amazed! I worked out a part time schedule with my old boss at the foreclosure defense law firm and resumed my position as office manager. He asked me to set my hours and name my pay! My pay has increased from what I was making at the lighting distributor, and I am happier than I have been in years. Working both as a DOC and an office manager doing things that are rewarding in so many ways, has changed my life. I have God and The Secret to thank for that. Thank you!