Backward, usually, I am.
It’s pretty much always been that way; out of prescribed order, sometimes on purpose, sometimes not.
I was denied a promotion to a job I was already covering at JC Penney. I was informed there was a new rule just coming into effect requiring a college education for any management position, including assistants.
For a long time, I’ve wondered if Mr. Doucet was in cahoots with my father on this. He didn’t seem all that surprised when I returned from my requested interview complaining, and very disappointed. My re-matriculation to the University of Massachusetts resulted in a college degree, and a position at B. Altman & Co. in New York City. When I announced my acceptance of the management-level job offered, my father nodded and said, “Aren’t you glad you went back to school? I owe Mr. Doucet a debt of gratitude,”
I’ve stumbled across confirmation in the form of an interesting article: “Staying is Settling: Why You Need To Move At Least 5 Times In Your Life.”
I’ve always believed staying is settling. I’ve moved more than that just in my present state. Michigan: 8
Who knew my dream-chasing instability would translate so nicely into achievement?
With that in mind, I direct this note to all; everyone from everywhere I’ve ever landed or launched:
If you thought I was going, I’m not.
If you thought I was coming back, I’m not.
I bought a condo.
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Quotes About Settling: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/settling
When Not To Follow Advice: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-worst-career-advice-do-what-you-love/