Going For It

I applied for a job this morning. A blogging job. How cool is that?

It's nothing major - 3 posts per week (okay, that could get major) - but it intrigued me, so I went for it.

The chances of me getting this job are probably slim. While I meet the qualifications, I'm sure the competition is great, and I met none of the "preference given to..." bonus points. Wrong locale, new reader of their blog. Strike and strike.

I could have stopped reading and let it go, but something about their request resonated with me. It inspired me. It spurred a slew of writing ideas and a new perspective. I feel confident I can bring a good, and somewhat unique, perspective to their readers.

It's now in their hands to decide if we're a good match. Maybe they'll agree, maybe they won't.

Here's the thing... if they don't choose me, I'll be in exactly the same place I am now. There is nothing to lose by going for it. In fact, I may be able to use those sample posts I wrote here. Even more, the application made me think about my writing in a new way. It's hard to see a downside (aside from rejection which is always painful).

Of course, I'm hoping they'll pick me. Fingers crossed!

Have you taken a shot at something even if you weren't sure it would work out? What happened in the end? Did you learn something about yourself in the process?

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

What It’s Really Like to Have Anxiety

Confirm Your Humanity