Follow your dreams

Hey y’all! How in the world is it already June?? So much has happened this year, I’m a smidgen scared to see what else 2020 has in store! Besides Covid, personally a lot has changed in my life. The biggest change is work related. I ended my 20 year career with the only company I’ve ever worked for post college, in April. Due to unfortunate circumstances I’m unemployed for the first time in my adult life. Early on I was totally devastated, but now I’m embracing God’s plan and feeling much better about what’s to come. I’m a believer that nothing happens to us by accident. While both on quarantine and not having a job, I’ve used the time to start an on-line business, with the help of hubby, and also reevaluate what it is I really want to be doing with my life. Thankfully I’m in a position where I can take my time and not just take a job for the sake of having a job, which is what I did when I started working 20 years ago.

Today I had a conversation with a recruiter that solidified my thinking. The recruiter called out of the blue after finding my resume online. It just wasn’t a good fit, but I could have easily found a way to make it work if I wanted to rush into getting a new job. I’ve realized that at this point in life, I deserve to be happy both professionally and personally. The next job, I’m certain will be one that I’m passionate about. In the meantime, I’m quite honestly enjoying a break from working in the traditional sense. I don’t want to get too used to this, but it is quite nice not having to be at a certain place at a certain time everyday!

My dream job is a writer or communications specialist, and I’m still hopeful that I’ll reach my goal! And just to put it out there, if you’re reading this and can connect me with someone who has job openings in the field, please don’t be shy!

I know there are many of us who are unfortunately in this predicament of being unemployed, and maybe for the first time as well. I want to encourage you to go after your dreams and trust God’s plan for your life. As I’ve heard many times before, if the door doesn’t open, it’s not your door. Trust me, disappoints suck, but often times, rejection is the ultimate form of redirection. Hang in there. We’ll get through this! And whatever you do, don’t give up on your dreams!

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