I've had one of those moments. An epiphany, if you will.
This morning I auditioned for the main anchor position for Seminole Showcase, a production that is professionally recognized and would put me on a fast track to success in the news industry. As you all know, I've been pretty dang sick for the past few days, but thankfully (probably due to your prayers and well wishes) I felt pretty good this morning. My voice sounded relatively normal and I wasn't coughing or sniffling much. But as fate would have it, as soon as the teleprompter started moving and I took my first deep breath to start reading, I apparently inhaled a piece of dust and had to fight the urge to cough during the entire audition. Thus, my voice was a little shaky and I probably looked a little funny. I also had to sniffle a little during the break between each story. So as much of a perfectionist as I am - I LOVE to be the best at whatever I'm doing - I was really disappointed with my performance.
So I left the studio in a coughing frenzy and my head hanging. I talked to a couple friends that tried to boost my spirits and it certainly helped. But as soon as I got off the phone and sat back for a minute, I realized something...
This is an experience that I can choose to learn from. I've already accomplished so much, but I have so much more to learn. It isn't the end of the world if I don't get the anchor position. I'll still get a job somewhere. I'm driven, talented, smart, hard working, and young. I've got my whole life ahead of me and there's no way I'm going to let one disappointment keep me from achieving my dreams.
So I'd like to raise my coffee mug and make a toast to not letting little things, or even big things, stand in your way.
Here's to paving the road to happiness.
love, hugs, and triumph...