How are you? Thank you so very much for your help. You have a very calming nature and come across as someone who really cares. Thank you so very much for being who you are.
This past summer I received two job offers, and I declined both due to the offer of pay. I have two children (one 14 and one 11) a boy and a girl. I want to work for the federal government and live in Sterlin, VA, but I want to receive pay that will be worth me uprooting my children from Arkansas to VA.
I feel like I did the right thing in turning down the positions, because I really wanted to leave and work for the federal government but not at the detriment of my children having to suffer. Did I make the right decision? Will I receive another offer for a job with a federal agency and if so, when? I feel like I will receive another offer by the way, but I am not sure of when.
I look forward to hearing from you. Have a great day. — Emily
It's true: one reason you declined the jobs was because they didn't pay enough. But you also made the decision to choose your children over your career, because you felt that would be best for them.
In other words, you listened to your heart.
You understood what a big deal it would be to uproot two children ages 11 and 14, both in mid high and early high school, when it's hard enough to deal with the day-to-day, let alone throwing a move into the mix.
When we work from our hearts like this, the decision is alway correct. Commend and congratulate yourself, on your ability to see clearly from the heart, and to follow your heart in your actions.
The next question: will you get a job with a federal agency soon? My question for you here is, is this what your heart wants, and why?
If you seek this kind of job for security, have you learned the lesson yet that there isn't really anything that's "safe" or "secure". Life just is. We're not here to hide out in the stable, sure thing. We're hear to be passionate and joyous in what we do!
So, look at that. Look at why you really want this type of job, and if this is really what you want, in your heart.