I have so many feelings bubbling up inside me in light of these recent developments, but what's really worth sharing is this: over the past two years of on-and-off unemployment, I have learned a tremendous amount about myself. Unemployment has tested my mettle like no other circumstance could.
I applied to countless jobs, interviewed many times and revised my resume more than a person should admit; all the while the results remained the same--no job. I lamented my unemployment. I reexamined every career decision I had made. I declared that I would never be given a second chance to prove my skills and my commitment to quality early childhood education for children living in poverty. I cried.
a sea of sadness; with him, I always found the shore.
What does this mean for the blog, my Etsy shop, home projects and the like, you ask?
I plan to keep it all up. I'll probably post about 3 times per week and will keep up with my Etsy shop just as before. It has been an endeavor that's given me purpose, income and self-efficacy when I had none.
All that said, I am forever changed by my unemployment experience. I haven't fully processed the full effect extended joblessness has had on me, but I know this: good things happen to those who wait and to those who work hard to realize their dreams.
Wishing you all a very happy weekend! Thank you for your support, thoughts and prayers over the last two years--they've certainly had a hand in my changing circumstance.