I wasn’t sure that I was making progress in creating my new world. Perhaps I’m doing better than I thought . . . .
I had recently applied for a group exercise instructor position with a popular gym. I didn’t really care about the position—I applied because my best friend joined and wanted me to work out with her in the morning. Did I really need another daily work out considering that I teach 12-15 classes a week . . . no. However, I know that having a workout buddy helps one stick to a fitness regime AND it helps my best friend. This is my act of kindness for her.
Okay. When the gym was ready to hire, the position that was close to my house was no longer available because the instructor for the class I was going to take over had decided not to leave. The only position available was across town (definitely not close to my house), nets less because of transportation costs, and was not a particularly convenient time. Oh, well. I need to be able to work out with my friend, right? So, I was hired and I took the position.
Then, a few weeks later in a conversation with my supervisor about the original position, she started musing that perhaps she could find someone who could work at another gym at the same time that would free up the position for which I had originally applied. Surprise! Just what I wanted. Just like Haanel said . . . the right people, the right circumstances, to create what you want. Yes, even baby steps are good. 🙂