Happily Ever After?
When you hear that a black man in his mid to late twenties is unemployed, I’m sure you chalk it up to just another stereotype. But I’m anything but. Three weeks ago, I discontinued my employment. I like to say it like that because it makes me feel like less of a loser lol. I chose to leave the security of my job and now I’m living with the consequences.
I know we are in a recession, but I refuse to take that as an excuse. I am determined to bounce back. I quit my job because it simply paid my bills. It didn’t feed my passion. Now I’m chasing the dream. I’m not afraid of not having money. I’m not scared of being poor. I’m not nervous about not finding a job, I’M BORED!
I work well in chaotic situations and I don’t do well with idle time. Several hours a day I’m applying for jobs, editing my resume, writing, and going places that can help my career. I don’t just sit around all day and do nothing. I would lose my mind! I’m confident in my resume, my interview skills, and my ability to perform on the job. My only issue is, THE CALLS AREN’T COMING IN!! I can’t wow them in an interview if I can’t get an interview! I can’t excel at the job if I’m not being offered the jobs!
Nothing that is happening is by accident. I’m optimistic and I know that everything that is happening is a part of my process. There is a lesson to be learned and until I learn it, I will be in this class, so to speak. It’s like, when you have a cold, you’re sure that you will be healthy in a week or so, but it still sucks to cough. That’s how I feel. I know I am going to bounce back, but it still sucks going through. It’s like God promised me a “Happily Ever After”, but He didn’t tell me anything about the pages leading up to that. And that’s the part that leaves me unsettled.
That’s my life today. Until we meet again,
Peace and love…