Chance Chat #15: Run Away

Here is this week’s version of my “one little word” for 2015. My word is Chance, and I have a whole Pinterest board full of inspiration, which you can see here.

running away chasing goals“Run Away” when I hear those words I think of someone who is weak, or scared. “Chase” tends to make me think of “chasing after a boy” which is generally discouraged in dating advice, as men like the hunt. And while that could be its own post, or three or four. Let’s focus on Doubts and Goals.

As I have all these changes coming up I have plenty of goals. Some of them have been goals long before I found out my job was ending. Others are new goals that didn’t seem possible until the possibility of a new job came into view.

My doubts right now center around my job. I need an income. At first I was hopeful that I would find a job in April, and while there is half the month left, I’ve already pushed the goal date to June 1st. Don’t get me wrong, I want a job. But I want the right job. I’m running away from place holders, and chasing after the right position. Something that I love, the daily tasks, the community/coworkers, I need to feel as if I’m working for a reason, and not just for a paycheck.

Chasing my goal right now means applying for everything, keeping my ears open, doing the best I can with what I have and hoping for the right thing to come along. I’m not crazy enough to view jobs as “beneath me” but I can see what is something that is a good fit, or not so good fit for me.


What doubts are you running away from?

What goals are you chasing?


  1. You are wise to hold out for the right opportunity! It requires you to be patient but it’s good that you are happy with your life now so don’t feel ‘desperate’ to find something new (I, on the other hand, was desperately looking for a new job last year at this time!).

    Let’s see, doubts I have lately are about whether I am going to find a place in the finance world that is going to be a good fit for me. Goals I’m chasing are mostly related to running/fitness. I really want a sub-4 hour marathon but I’m pretty quiet about chasing that goal as I don’t know how my body will handle marathon training now that I have RA… so I am trying to be open minded about that goal!

    1. Of course you can!!! Just keep listening to your body, its the only one you have, so you’ve got to take care of it!

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