Directionally Challenged.Posted: May 24, 2011
Hey there! Thanks so much for all of your good luck vibes you sent me this morning 🙂 Overall, I think they worked!
When I Googled the place of my interview this morning, I thought no sweat.
I know you may be thinking But, Colleen, you get lost in your own home.
Yes, yes. While that is a slightly fabricated statement, it rarely occurs that I venture to a new place alone and feel confident in my directional abilities.
But Google maps told me my destination was only 3 minutes and two turns away. How could anyone mess that up?
Oh, that’s right. I could.
Good thing I left myself 45 minutes to find my way to a building that was 2.1 miles away from my home.
On my first attempt, I missed the turn. I said to my GPS, No Gertrude. You can’t possibly be right about this one.
Who am I to tell Gerty that she’s wrong?!
After she said route recalculation for the 5th time in her annoyed British accent, (yes, I know she was annoyed) I decided to pay attention. I ended up doing a huge loop only to come back to the left turn that Gertrude had suggested in the first place.
And I took it. And she was right. Go figure.
At this point I still had 20-ish minutes to find the actual building. And yes, I did stop a man in a suit to ask if he could “point me in the right direction” after I had turned off Gertrude in a fit of rage.
To make a short story long, I ended up on time.
Just a little sweaty.
The interview went swimmingly and I’ve been asked back for a second interview 🙂 So here’s the deal: I don’t really want to celebrate this call back yet. And I contemplated not saying anything because if I don’t get the job, I’ll feel stupid.
But, such is life. Everyone has interviews. Some go well and some don’t. I’m thrilled I was asked back, but I’m also finding a sense of calmness in the cliche: If it’s meant to be, it will be.
Now I’m going to enjoy my fine dinner and get on my way to volunteer!
PS – Sorry for the lack of photos. I’m in a Panera and my computer is running so slowly!
Let’s chat – Are you good with directions? Do you ever eat out at a restaurant alone? I’m eating out alone tonight, and I kind of enjoyed it! Not something I do on the reg., but it wasn’t too shabby 🙂