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Hi my dears,

Sorry I haven’t written for a while. I’ve had a very eventful past couple of days and I’m only just landing in what has happened. Whilst I was away on holiday I applied for a job within lululemon, pretty much my dream job and the reason why I wrote my dissertation last year. To be in charge of lululemon’s social media channels. It was too good to be true that an opportunity like that would pop up so soon after me starting working there. I was so excited!

I applied and got to the final two, I couldn’t believe that they were impressed with my work and I was so close to reaching this dream even sooner than I ever thought. Jamie and I were discussing what we would do if I got the job and I had to move to London and for a couple of days it felt like my entire future was up in the air. I had no idea where I’d be in the next couple of weeks. It was scary, but so exciting. The more I waited for them to get back to me about their decision, the more I wanted this job. I really wanted it.

On Saturday I received an email with their decision and unfortunately, I didn’t get the job. I was devastated. I was at work and I just couldn’t keep it together. I have been nervous for days and all of a sudden I couldn’t keep it together anymore, I cried because I was relieved that the decision had been made, I didn’t have to be nervous anymore but at the same time I was disappointed. So extremely disappointed. I was so close but yet not close enough. They gave me great feedback it all came down to experience and the other candidate simply had more, which was completely understandable and I really respect their decision but you can’t help being disappointed.

However, I’ve learnt so much from this experience and I’m extremely proud of how far I got, considering I didn’t think I’d stand a chance. After this experience I’m more determined than ever to get down to London and work on the brand team for lululemon. This was only the beginning and I’m going to take my learnings and build on this for next time. I’ve gotten to know some incredible people through this process and I know that my time will come. I just have to keep trying and putting myself out there. As I say to my friends when they have been turned down for jobs, you only need one yes. One day day I’ll get that yes.

Author: madeleineskristensen

Madeleine Moves is a blog celebrating a love of exercise, food, travelling and life. I love being active, exercising and being out and about. With my blog I hope to spread this joy and inspire you to be your best. Who am I? I’m Madeleine (surprise). I’m a Swede who lives in the vibrant city of Glasgow in Scotland. I moved here for my university studies and in summer 2016 I graduated with a degree in Business and Management at University of Glasgow. My keyword has always been balance. I love eating healthy food but I also love to indulge once in a while. You need to enjoy life at the end of the day and limiting yourself is not the way to go. With this I would like to say welcome to Madeleine Moves. Love, Madeleine

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