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I’ve Been Redirected

It was a hectic morning but I’d finally made it to the school annex building. This was my fourth appointment in three days and my anxiety still wouldn’t let me relax. When I arrived I was asked to wait in an empty room, void of basic furniture and decor. Only a trash bin sat near the door and a whiteboard hung on one wall.

After 5 minutes or so I was called into another room, far more capacious but dimly lit. As I sat at a long table being interrogated by six strangers, I felt confident in my responses, even those that required a little improvising. Everyone sitting across the table seemed genuinely pleased to meet me and fascinated by my experience. I walked away feeling extremely optimistic and certain I’d made a great impression.

A few days later I received an email that at first sparked excitement, but then I read that one line everyone dreads: “We decided to go another direction.”

I was disappointed but couldn’t afford to let rejection hold me down. I look at every interview as preparation for a bigger opportunity better designed for my purpose.

“Life Doesn’t Frighten Me” – Maya Angelou

©️2020 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half


You know, writing about myself has always been a challenge. It's not that I'm unsure of who I am but rather I like people to discover me on their own. I will tell you this much - I'M REAL! I guess that's all you need to know for a first approach; stick around and you'll understand the power behind that statement. What I do is another story! I embrace life hoping to live my purpose as a mother, daughter, sister, confidante and friend; I laugh, cry, and support; I admire, like and love; I listen, read and write. Most importantly, I have faith and thank God for all of me. My intent is to inspire others using my gifts and "Don't Forget the Half" reminds me to cast nothing aside. Want to know more? Discover along with me as I live my life out loud.

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