In my Rails to Trails recap I very briefly mentioned that I was selected to be on the 2017 Coeur team. From the moment I got that welcome e-mail I knew my world was changed. I had been given an opportunity to live up to my best, encourage other women to do the same, and just be a darn good person.
Since my welcome I’ve noticed a huge swing in how I think about challenges and obstacles. I genuinely want to be the best version of me possible. So when I was let go from what I considered my dream job on Monday I actually felt relief. That evening I laughed at myself, who am I? Why am I not sobbing into a plate of pancakes right now?
In that position, which I LOVED, I never felt like I could be me. If I had a slight difference of opinion or preference it was perceived as negativity. I don’t believe that an entire office all has to like bratwurst. Is that an unwritten rule somewhere? I don’t like bratwurst, but it doesn’t mean that I’m not a compatible person. I can eat a turkey sandwich while my office mates eat bratwurst. We’ll all be fed and happy. Isn’t that how it should work?
In hindsight, what I truly believe to be the deal breaker in my employment there was that I signed up for Ironman Wisconsin 2017. I often felt like my triathlon hobby wasn’t supported there, at a Fitness company (insert LOL here). If you’re not familiar with the strengths of a triathlete, let me tell you that they are the best at time management skills, they are driven, self-motivated, and get things done.
So here it is, my chance to truly show heart and courage with a giant life challenge. I’m confident. Hear me roar! I can’t wait to meet my future employer who embraces diversity and the drive of a triathlete.