As I reflect on the year, I can choose to focus on my unmet expectations and struggles or I can solely share the joys of this year. I choose to do both. Life is full of ups and downs. The good times....and the bad times are part of my journey. I truly believe that acknowledging … Continue reading This Year, I am grateful for my unemployment
Job seekers know that looking for work, career shifting and networking can be a job in and of itself. The online applications, informational interviews, job fairs, volunteering, networking events can burn a person out real quick. The struggle is real. I know I'm feeling the burn. I've been looking for about 4 months and it's … Continue reading 4 Unconventional Ways to beat Job Search Burnout
I'm starting to feel alive again. I feel very grateful. I have my unemployment. My savings hold cleared. And I didn't get the job that I didn't want in the first place. I'm truly believing that the universe is conspiring to help me achieve my dream of living a life of social justice in a … Continue reading And the journey continues to live out my purpose
My body is in fight mode. My mind is anxious. My body is tense. My nerves are raw. There are nights I can't sleep. My body has decided to go into instinctual survival mode. According to BodySolutions.com, the body enters fight or flight mode as a response to a perceived threat. "When our fight or … Continue reading Fight or Flight
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! … Continue reading I am not alone
So I'm on that job search grind again. Last year, I was looking for a job with a salary. This year, I have a salary but I don't like the job. New year, new problems. However, this year, I'm doing things differently. Instead of looking for something that I technically have experience for (ie adult … Continue reading 2016 Job Search Ramblings
I have an intense online job application phobia. I fear sending resumes and dread redrafting yet another cover letter. For the past year just the thought of applying for a job would cause my body to tense. I would feel anxious, frustrated and angry before I even start looking. I know the reason. After I … Continue reading Applying for jobs…. again
My sister graduated from college this weekend! Yay! I’m so proud of her! I just wanted to take this time to thank God for allowing this sexy, smart, open minded, slightly materialistic and of course annoying sister into my life. You gotta love sisters. When I greeted her during her graduation, she gushed at my … Continue reading Thank God for Sisters!