Every once in awhile, you bump into bad eggs. Not like, actual eggs, but people eggs. Bad people. Should’ve just gone with that from the start.
But yeah, every once in awhile you bump into bad people. People that aren’t really interested in the upset they cause or what they leave behind on their way to accomplishing whatever they set out to do. Simply put, these people suck. No other way around it. But they exist.
I thought, after weeks of stressing about not having a job, that I had gotten a job. Long story short, it turned out to be a scam that has stolen a lot of money from other people. I realized something wasn’t right before they could steal from me, but it hasn’t been so for everyone. At first, I was kind of… embarrassed. Like, seriously? Hindsight is 20/20, of course, but I had had a gut feeling from the start that something wasn’t right and ignored it because, well, it just seemed too good an opportunity to pass up.
Too good to be true, turns out. I was embarrassed that I didn’t listen to my gut, that I shushed that little voice that has yet to lead me astray. Then, naturally, I was so mad. Who does this to people? Guaranteed there are people out there who were a lot more desperate than me, who needed a win more, that got taken advantage of worse. It’s so wrong. It’s so messed up.
And then, in true Delaney fashion, I had a really good cry. I’m a pisces, sue me.
But at the end of it, you know what I’ve got? Sure, I’m out a ‘job’ that never really existed and feeling a little downhearted because I’m still on the hunt. But what this really revealed to me is not that there are shitty people out there who want to take advantage of you. I already knew that. Everyone knows that.
What it really showed me is how many people are actually, hand to God rooting for me to succeed. My husband, my parents, my in-laws, my sisters, my best friends, strangers on instagram. There are exponentially more people out there that want to see me do well and be happy than want to see me fail. I mean, I’m sure you could look at it the other way, but I won’t. I don’t want to, and why would I when the view is so damn lovely this way?
I learned a few lessons, and for that I’m really thankful. One, always always listen to your gut. It’s the voice of God telling you not to be a jerk and make a dumb choice. Two, when things are rough take a minute to stop and look around. There are people there for you, on your team. And things will be okay.