A couple of weeks ago, I started my new job. Well not really a job, more like the next step in my career.
I was career searching for four months. The difference between career searching and job searching is this. A smart career search will get your further along in life, a job will just help pay the bills. But both are hard. The self-doubts and the limited funds make it hard to keep searching. I’ve been jobless before and this time, I just made a small mental note.
My mental note came after my trip to NYC. It was pretty much this, “get back to you.” I know that sounds so self-help bookish, but it did help me. Basically I just went back to things that made me happy. I didn’t spend 8 hours a day job searching, and applying. That would drive me crazy. I also vowed not to take a small side job. I’ve done that before and that made me feel even worse about myself.
I just got back into my writing, volunteered more, slept more (needed that sleep), hung out with friends, read some good books and oh yea continued to planned my wedding.
I am a big believer in karma. Whatever good energy you put out there, you will get back in some way. So with myself in a positive state, job opportunities started to come. Yes I had to interview, but I either knew the person that was interviewing me, had an inside connection and /or was seek out.
Please do not think I walked around the streets singing and jumping. There were moments I would cry. I cry when things are too stressful. Some people yell, break things or become quiet. I weep. Not a cute cry, oh no…I am talking about a under the covers shaking and looking like a hot mess.
That is why God made a man named Nicholas. Seriously babe, you really deserve all the happiness in the world, because you still think I am sexy after I cry for like an hour.
Back to career searching. Like I said, it’s stressful. Especially if you have student loans, bills and are planning a wedding. Thankfully I gave myself a year to plan this wedding with Nicholas. Props to those that do it in 6 months or less.
I know all this will get me closer to becoming a CEO of my own company. I know that people generally do want to see you succeed.
So I just want to say a big thank you to everyone that kept me going, offered help and just gave support. You might not think you did a whole lot, but even a quick text that ask how my day was going means the world to me.
I wish you all the best of luck in your life. If I can offer any advice it would be this. Your happiness is just as important as the next person. Don’t just do something that makes you happy everyday, live a happy life.