After falling into a deep depressing state over the weekend, I was comforted to know that I’m not alone in this struggle to find a fulfilling career that I am absolutely passionate about.
The struggle is real…. for everyone.
Yesterday, I visited a job seeker drop-in at the Harvard Ed Portal. It was so amazing! Immediately, I felt inspired, encouraged and motivated. I enjoyed hearing stories of people taking big risks for their passions. One woman had just quit her job last week with no prospect in sight.
“I couldn’t stay there,” she said with this expression of relief and hope. Her presence there was refreshing. She offered a lot of networking tips and volunteered to present at the next weekly drop-in on how to get a job through social media. As a public relations specialist, she secured all of her jobs through social media. In fact, her last two jobs she got by tweeting. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to make her presentation because I have an informational interview which is great!!! But I definitely look forward to being a part of that community of job seekers sharing ideas and encouraging through our journeys of struggle and progress.
I am so grateful for Harvard Ed and other job training and employment programs that have spaces for job speakers. It’s one thing to know that I’m not alone in my situation but it’s a more transformative experience to hear and see that I am not alone.
So if you’re going through a depressing state over your career choice or unemployment situation, know that you’re not alone by joining a community of people who are going through the same struggle.