Yo. Last year, this time, I was preparing to make the move to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to take an on-air personality radio job. The program director really liked me. Their only hesitance was they didn’t understand why I would leave New York for an entry level radio gig in Louisiana. That entire run was such a pivotal moment in my career. After four years of applying for radio personality jobs, someone from a major corporation had finally called me and wanted me on.
But God has a way of having us go through situations so that we can grow through them. Because when I got the call, I realized this was not the direction I wanted to take my career. I felt horrible about not wanting the job and felt like I betrayed God by asking for something, getting it and not wanting it. It was an incredible journey that truly enhanced my vision in terms of my long term goals.
I have embraced the idea that this journey is mine, to be compared to no one else’s journey. We all have a unique story. And life, though told like a narrative, isn’t experienced liked a narrative. There are way more uncertainties and bumps than ‘success stories’ will have you believe. During that time, I had a moment where I had to decide to stop being lazy and use the talents that God placed in my heart. Sometimes, we do what we’re comfortable with rather than what we’re capable of. I had to digest that idea and take a personal inventory of my life goals. I had to reimagine, rethink and redo everything.
Since then, after praying for vision and perspective, God has placed opportunities in front of me that has allowed me to find and showcase my most personally fulfilling talents. Maybe you can begin to do the same.