Listen to the Signs the Universe Sends You

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I love being in control, but some things are so far out of my hands. This is the case for all of us. In these moments it’s important to accept that it’s time to step back and look at what they could mean, and re-evaluate your path.

When you find yourself continuously knocking at the same door and having no one answer, it may be time to consider knocking on another door. This is not at all to say give up on your dreams, just take a step back and re-evaluate. It’s so easy to get so absorbed in chasing your goals, that you forget why you were passionate about them in the first place. I like to remember to check in with myself from time to time and make sure my goals still align with my core values.

I had goals to find a job in Ottawa, and I kept feeling so close. I had an offer that got revoked and I had promising interviews that never lead anywhere. In those moments I wanted so desperately to just not fail but I didn’t know if succeeding was what I wanted either. At the end of the day, I didn’t succeed in landing an impressive job in a city I don’t love. I did, however succeed in making a decision to trust my heart and making the best decisions for me.

I kept asking myself why I thought these things didn’t work out. I know that there must have been applicants who were more qualified than I am – if I was the best applicant, I would have landed the jobs. But I also reminded myself that the universe works in mysterious ways, and if I was meant to be here doing that, I would have been the best applicant.

17 thoughts on “Listen to the Signs the Universe Sends You

  1. This is such a helpful post for young people. I agree that you cannot control everything in this world, no matter how hard you try or how hard you want something. We all have to adjust and work with what is in front of us.

  2. Thank you for this post… it is really hard to step back sometimes and trust that things truly happen for a reason. The universe is a powerful thing and everything will be OK. You sound so strong and deserve happiness!! I love your line “it may be time to consider knocking on another door.” You go girl.

  3. Some things don’t work so better things can! I truly believe we go through trials and tribulations to prepare us for what we’re ultimately meant for. Keep your head up 🙂 You sound like you’re a very intelligent and motivated person. You’ll go far! Xo

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