I know, I know I know. I have gone a while without posting, BUT it was for a good reason. 🙂 In the time between this post and my last, I received an awesome job opportunity and relocated to none other than………
NEW YORK CITY
I am now living in Brooklyn and working at a PR Firm in Manhattan.
With that being said, in the matter of the first three months of 2016, I have accomplished four of my 2016 goals as mentioned in” New Year, New Me or Nah?” Now as awesome as this world wind has been, it has not been without its challenges.
Yes, getting a job in New York had “Mia’s Dream” written all over it, but by no means was it easy; I was scared. I have no shame in admitting that. I’ve never lived in New York before, I’ve never REALLY been on my own, and in the matter of nine days [YES, NINE DAYS] I was to pack up my life and go? I don’t know about you, but that alone is crazy to me.
How do you overcome fear?
For me, I recognized that tinge of fear is a good thing. Being nervous or scared isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Letting those negative emotions hinder your progress is where the problem lies. I took my fear as a challenge. A challenge to replace my fear with greater faith.
Often times, we as people don’t accept change or take major risks because we dwell on all of the possible bad outcomes. No one LIKES uncertainty. Avoiding something because it is new is one way to miss out on a lot of life experiences. Pushing yourself out of your comfort zone will always propel you forward. As my mans Martin Luther King Jr. once said,
“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”
There is a reason for everything. All the events leading up to my move to New York fell together so effortlessly that I knew it was exactly what was supposed to happen. That is what I took comfort in; I know wholeheartedly this was all God’s plan and it became easier for me to take this step the more God started to address my concerns.
Me: “Where will I live? How will I find a place in nine days?”
God: *Get’s text from Syscily letting me know her roommate moved out*
Me: “Do I have enough money for this?”
God: *provides what’s needed ($$$)*
Me: “Well, what if I get the other job in St. Louis?”
God: *Gets call from other job, AFTER I’m already in New York*
God, Allah, The Universe, or whatever you choose to call your higher power, set me up perfectly! I got the position at my new job through another Howard University Alumna I had never even met. She recommended me off of the strength of an email correspondence and a “Bison bond.” Since I started, my team and the people around me have been nothing but helpful, welcoming, and laid back.
Syscily is the best friend-mate I needed. There is no doubt in my mind that we are supposed to be roommates right now. My new friend-mate Sensay and I get along effortlessly. Though they have both been friends and roommates for some time now, they both welcomed me with open arms. In hearing I got the job in New York, I was weary of having to move in with strangers. I didn’t want to end up with a Craigslist killer roomie and after my last stint with roommates, I said I would never live with strangers again. But God…
Anyway, though I have only been here a week, I can already see the blessings of New York. It’s a dream. It is exactly where I am supposed to be at this time in my life. It’s upbeat, youthful, and full of opportunity. All the things a youngin’ my age is looking for. What I have quickly learned is that it can just as easily be a distraction. Balance is the only way this city devour me. Then again, I think I’d be quite content with getting caught up in the magic of it all for a while.