How To Not Miss An Opportunity

How To Not Miss An Opportunity on Waketon Road

I have been thinking a lot lately about blogging, social media and all of the things that come along with them. I have shared a few thoughts on the blogging industry and what I’ve learned on the blog before. But recently I have to admit I have fallen slightly out of love with blogging. The struggle to compete in a saturated market and the countless hours spent on social media can be taxing. Don’t even get me started on the Instagram algorithm… but that’s not important. Last week something happened that changed my perspective on everything.

How To Not Miss An Opportunity on Waketon Road

How To Not Miss An Opportunity on Waketon Road

Over the past couple of weeks I had been going through the process of interviewing with one of my favorite bloggers to join her team. The position would have been great experience and I was really excited for the opportunity. I made it to the final round with only a couple other candidates but ultimately was not chosen. Initially I was upset but then it hit me how amazing it was that I had made it that far! I haven’t been blogging long and still have so much learn but suddenly it felt like someone had lit a fire in me.

How To Not Miss An Opportunity on Waketon Road

How To Not Miss An Opportunity on Waketon Road

If she saw potential in me, why has it been so hard for me to see that same potential in myself lately? I think we all get tunnel vision when it comes to our own opportunities in life. Sometimes it takes a failure to get us back on track. I say failure in the loosest sense of the word. I certainly don’t consider not being hired a failure. The opportunity to interview and showcase the skills I have learned reconnected me to the initial passion I felt for blogging.

How To Not Miss An Opportunity on Waketon Road

How To Not Miss An Opportunity on Waketon Road

If we don’t take risks in life we miss out on so many opportunities. I put off starting my blog for so long. When I finally started it felt so rewarding to able to do something I love. If I hadn’t had the courage to start I would have never had the opportunity to work with some of my favorite brands, develop skills I didn’t know I would love and I would have never met the amazing friends I’ve made along the way.

How To Not Miss An Opportunity on Waketon Road

How To Not Miss An Opportunity on Waketon Road

When I saw the job posting I hesitated, thinking there’s no way I would get the job out of all the applicants. But I applied anyway. In the end I got the opportunity to actually speak to someone I have looked up to for a long time and ended up falling back in love with blogging. Look what I would have missed out on if I hadn’t taken that opportunity. So I guess what I’m trying to say is take a look at your life. What opportunities are you missing out on because you are afraid of failing?

How To Not Miss An Opportunity on Waketon Road

How To Not Miss An Opportunity on Waketon Road

Nothing turns out the way you think it will. But it’s been my experience that it can be ever better! It’s all about your attitude and how you handle what life throws at you. Choose to see things with a silver lining. Continue to try new things. Push yourself out of your comfort zone and I promise things will change for you. For the better! xo Bryn

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15 thoughts on “How To Not Miss An Opportunity

  1. Courtney

    That’s awesome that you made it that far girl. You did great! And these are good points for not missing out on an opportunity.
    http://sugarcoatedbears.blogspot.com/

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    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you Courtney!! xo Bryn

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  2. Taylor

    Such a great post, Bryn! I definitely needed this reminder lately.
    And that is so wonderful that you made it so far in the interview process, that says so much about your abilities and ambition! You have created such a wonderful site and I hope you know there are people who admire and look up to you and Waketon Road the same way you look up to this other blogger!

    Taylor | http://www.livingtaylored.com

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    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you Taylor!! Your support always means so much to me! I enjoyed your post this morning too! xo Bryn

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  3. Rach

    What a great post to read on a Monday! I def should learn more to appreciate what I have accomplished!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

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    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you Rach!! We all need reminders sometimes! xo Bryn

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  4. Torunn Stuen

    Love this!! I think so many of us bloggers can relate, but you said it perfectly! & congrats on going that far!!! You’re amazing, inside and out!!!

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  5. Peppermint Dolly

    This is Monday posting done right! Such an inspirational boost you’re giving us all today Bryn, a great way to kick start our collective week! And congrats on doing so well as to get to the final – major high-fives coming to you from Ireland!!

    Rebecca
    xx
    http://www.peppermintdolly.com

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  6. Kim

    What a cool experience to really make you reflect back on your self-worth! Now I’m really curious about what blogger team you’re talking about hehehe but that doesn’t matter! What matters is you invest in yourself and doing what you love! Thanks for sharing this little motivation for us bloggers!

    Kim
    simplylovebirds.com

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  7. Katherine Swain

    Needed this! Such a great attitude and what a cool opportunity for you. Perspective is everything!

    Katherine | http://www.oneswainkycouple.com

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  8. Kristin

    This post hits close to home! I agree with that you mention about take a chance on an opportunity. If it doesn’t work out, it wasn’t meant to be. But it was a good learning process! Keep going on your blog girl – you definitely have a very genuine and thoughtful nature to your posts which definitely makes you more relatable than even the most popular bloggers out there!
    Kristin
    http://www.tweedandlace.com

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  9. Chloé

    Ahhhh love love love this! YOU just helped relight a fire in me! Thank you!

    http://beyondblessedblog.com
    instagram.com/ChloeBArnold/

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  10. Dana Mannarino

    I absolutely LOVE this, Bryn! I think it’s OK to go through ruts every now and then. But I definitely think it’s important to step back once in a while and realize what we have in front of us. I hope you know that I LOVE everything about your blog, your brand and YOU! You are so inspiring and I don’t think you’re giving yourself the credit you deserve!

    Pink Champagne Problems

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  11. ANA - THE BODYSHAKE

    Lovely thoughts and totally true! Thanks for sharing!
    http://www.thebodyshake.ch
    STYLE & LIFESTYLE BLOG FROM ZURICH

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