“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again…”

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Today marked the day of my first Skype interview with a company overseas. 

My first Skype interview with a job position in NZ, as well.

It was exciting, exhilarating, nerve-wracking, casual and a great experience all rolled into one (yes, the nerves were just my pre-jitters that always occur before a speech, interview, date, anything).

While I was upfront and honest that I wasn’t the ideal candidate for the position I applied for (based on timing issues and my current commitments with my job now/mental stability/preparedness/etc.), I was still really happy to have the chance to speak with two of five members of the HR team. It was more of an explanation of the position and the company than an actual interview, but definitely good experience nonetheless.

Everything happens for a reason. 

One of my downfalls is thinking and then over-thinking things… my mind works in overdrive all the time (maybe that’s why I was a communication major). Yet, I’m learning that travel is all about winging it and seeing where life takes you. True, the one-way ticket to NZ in mid-May would have been $500+ cheaper, I’d be going during the start of their winter season, and I may have landed this job at Mt. Ruapehu if I decided that I was willing to up my life in a couple weeks… but alas, things will work out for me in October, too. I shouldn’t be missing too much from May until October, and I also have other factors to consider, gear to buy, projects to finish, relationships to enhance… all before I fly out.

I probably do think and analyze things too much. I’ll look back on these entries when I’m 80 and off my rocker and be like, “How did I get by through life by worrying all the time?!”

Sometimes we just need to sit back, relax, and enjoy life for what it is.

“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.”

This will only be one of many interviews to come. Same goes with DJing, pole dancing, and my scuba classes… practice is everything. Determination is key.

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