Finding the Bright Side

Wiz Khalifa and I share one thing in common:

 

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I am a huge believer in everything happening for a reason, good or bad. I think things are put in front of us to challenge ourselves. Things happen so we can learn from them, see a different perspective, and improve ourselves. Sometimes we may not figure out the reason right away but somehow we always end up knowing.

Earlier this week I received some news that I was hoping not to hear. You failed. This was a rather large test to put me in a new category for my profession. Well, I should back track and say it would KEEP me in a category I was already in for my profession. I fell victim to someone else’s bad decision. I had to prove I should still have that certification and I failed to do so. I had no clue what to expect with this new test.  I studied as much as I could, and gave it all I had. I felt completely devastated.

I had to find the bright side of everything. I still have a job, I can test again in 2 months, and I know what to expect going into the test this next time. I am going to work my butt off even harder to get to where I need to be. I was put into this for a reason.

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Today I had a job that I had to have a team interpreter. It turns out I teamed with someone who also didn’t pass the test. We shared many of the same frustrations, questions, and struggles. We knew where each one of us was coming from. It was so nice to talk to someone who got it {though my husband and friends are there for me-we just don’t share the same profession to get that part}. I know I was meant to meet this person. We traded emails and will be setting up a study group to get each other to where we need to be. I am thrilled to be taking a step in the right direction.

While I am still emotional thinking about the results I know this will make me a stronger person, both professionally and mentally. I will be more than prepared for the next time I test. I can not wait to get it over with again and get my certification back that was rightfully mine.

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1 Comment on Finding the Bright Side

  1. Cassie
    August 20, 2012 at 3:18 pm (796 days ago)

    So sorry to hear about your test. It’s a crappy situation and it sucks that you had to retake the test in the first place, but I’m happy to see you looking for the positive. I believe we learn the most from our failures and our struggles and you will be a better interpreter and person because of this experience. In each of these situations we have a choice: we can either grow bitter or we can grow better. And, my dear, you are growing better!! Love you!

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