I got the job I've been created to do

by Dinah Ladd
(Seattle Washington)

I'm a single mother who was devastated when my husband of more than ten years walked out on me and my three kids, the youngest being just barely 1yrs old. I was heart broken, scared and unsure of my future.


I had to immediately get into survival mode. As time moved on, I grieved for the partnership and home we built together, but my children made me strong because I knew they were watching me and needed me to be whole.

I became closer to God and read positive reinforcing life changing books that kept me in daily check and connected to my inner strength. I was determined to let go and move on to a new life that God had for me.

I constantly did my daily affirmations along with prayer. I found love in a man who lets me be me and is open to love at a much higher level than I had ever been exposed to. I found a positive job opportunity as a school assistant principal with a warm, nurturing staff and I learned to love where I was in life.

Due to budget cuts and our drained economy, I received a notice from the district saying that my position at the school I loved was being cut. I was heart broken because I knew this would mean another transition for myself as well as my children.

I cried all the way home the day I was told my job would be eliminated but as soon as I got home, I felt renewed.

I felt that God had something better in mind for me; he knew I was able to do much more with my skills and could impact people on a larger level with my love of helping others and being a motivator for those in need.

As I moved on through the remainder of the year, I added scriptures and positive statements to my vision board. One statement was "A new job with higher pay". I added scriptures that related to faith and believing what you want and asking God for anything.

I learned to make a meditation space for myself and put all of my positive thinking books in that space. I allowed myself to look towards the future while enjoying where I was.

I started appreciating my home, my family, my friends, my boyfriend and simply put, everything money couldn't buy. I let go and let God! I used my time to enjoy my life.

Two weeks before my 41st birthday, I applied for a job that encompassed every job experience I ever had. I may have been a little overqualified for the job, but I felt I was perfect for it. I applied and I also applied my faith to the ultimate level, putting affirmations on sticky notes in my bathroom and on my work computer.

As I completed the process and interviewed twice, I received a call from the school district offering me the job that paid almost $10,000 more than my previous job as an assistant principal. I felt truly blessed and of course I took the position.

I'm now on the job for the last month and though there are some challenges, I just feel blessed and encouraged to keep it moving towards the positive wave of life!!

I apply this in every aspect of my life and the bonus was also my son getting a college scholarship. I also had a sticky not on my ceiling since he was a high school sophomore. It said, "A college scholarship for Najee". Simple and clear and he got the scholarship in May, right before graduation!!

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Jul 20, 2010
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wow
by: Anonymous

this story is great and really inspires me. I hope everything continues to turn out well for you.

Nice job!

May 19, 2010
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Wow what a story! Glad you're happy.
by: Anonymous

excellent story, glad the outcome was good!

Apr 19, 2010
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great
by: Anonymous

great story

Apr 19, 2010
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Your stories great but check your boyfriend.
by: Anonymous

Your story sounds great! I know someone that knows you and knows who you think your boyfriend is.To prevent you from getting hurt again, I thought I would tell you that your so called boyfriend is in a relationship and has been for a very long time.I don't know what he's told you but he and my friend live together,have kids and have been together for a very long time. He's playing with your head and considering your history with your ex-husband...you don't deserve to keep getting hurt. You might want to do you research because he has no intentions of leaving her.

Hopefully you will get this comment because I don't want you to continue getting hurt.

Oct 01, 2009
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Congrats Dinah!
by: The other Universe

Just keep enjoying the journey... and keep that wonderful smile in your face.

The Universe loves you :-)

Sep 04, 2009
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WAY TO GO DINAH
by: Anonymous

I enjoyed reading your "life experience" very much. Positive affirmations and vision boards really help to keep us focused and it's amazing when things we can only dream of actually start happening! My best wishes for you and your kids for happines and contentment throughout your life!

Sep 04, 2009
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Congratulations!
by: Munawara

What an inspiration. I wish to congratulate you for your courage and the way you stayed focused during difficult times. God bless.

Sep 04, 2009
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Thank you
by: Dinah

Hi Dinah, thank you for submitting such a beautiful and inspiring story! Yours is definitely a story of courage and success - kudos to you - and thanks very much for sharing it!

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