After two months of licking my wounds, I got back into stalking a few websites and kept applying for jobs, daily, weekly. I got a part-time job that paid minimum wage, but I was not about to complain. It was better than nothing. A few months later, I got another part-time job and some interviews for full-time, which boosted my self-esteem and made me feel wanted again. How I longed for that interrogation that gave me the opportunity to sell myself like crazy. Though I was very close, I wasn’t ‘the one’ (they were looking for), but I wasn’t moved, I was grateful.
For the past nine months, I’ve been juggling two part-time jobs and decided to take on volunteering as well.
Now, I’m back here again, but it’s 2010. Am I afraid? Definitely. Will I give in to this fear? No. I am ready. I wake up every morning and say I am ready for whatever opportunities come my way. I will continue to dream and to focus on accomplishing my goals. I will be bold. I will be positive. And I know eventually, someday, someone (i.e. an employer) will want me again.
I am ready whenever you are.
Note: At the time the author posted this, she had obtained part-time employment is still juggling two part-time jobs and volunteering and is now considering going back school. She continues to stay positive.