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Have You Ever Been Guided by Intuition

May 30, 2015 by Lady Unemployed

The strangest feeling came over me tonight that stopped me in my tracks. Instead of going to the grocery store, we ordered pizza. We need stuff tomorrow, of course, but tonight just didn’t feel right.

Maybe it was the change in weather? Maybe it was the result of a feeling a bit off this week in general?

Who knows…

But I answered the call of intuition. I couldn’t bring myself to go to the store. I embraced my inner hermit and stayed inside all day.

It’s not like this is the first time I’ve listened to my gut feeling. Usually when you do, at least in my experience, you don’t often get this big resounding reason why you were right to do so. But the times I haven’t listened…that’s when I realize I should have.

It led me to wondering…when was the last time you went against your instinct? What happened? When was the last time you listened?

For a long time I’ve talked about not looking for a new job (even though I have had reasons why I really should). It hadn’t felt right to look yet. For some unknown reason, that feeling to not look has faded and I’m looking again. I applied to two jobs this weekend. I would have applied to a third, but the idea of collecting money on past due water bills wasn’t appealing (no matter how much the pay).

Strange experiences never are far away from me. But I do want to know….what do you think about intuition?


  1. Jessica says:

    I didn’t listen to my gut and took a contract position where I was harassed to the point of having panic attacks in my car in the parking lot every single morning. From the moment I accepted the job I knew it was wrong and felt sick to my stomach. As soon as I found out it was a bait and switch I should have run out screaming but I didn’t. NEVER AGAIN!

  2. Taylor says:

    I completely agree with following your intuition and I learned this the hard way. I took a position and my gut reaction was to runaway far away from it. It was my first accounting position so I was very eager to have my first official accountant title. Unfortunately, it was the worst experience in my life and I have been too afraid to apply to other accounting jobs. Decided to make a career change even though I was decent at it.

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