Wow, looking at my blog, it’s been since May that I’ve posted an update. So much has happened in just these few short months. The most important is my graduation from Texas Tech University! It took me awhile, but I finally did it! There’s been lots of life changing things I’m in the middle of doing right now as well. To make a long story short, life has been going my way. I’m truly blessed to be where I’m at right now.
After graduation, I felt sad. Yeah, I’m admitting that. What kind of person is depressed after such an accomplishment? That person is me! Believe it or not, it’s common to sort of mourn graduation. I did some research and many graduates go through stages sort of what people go through when they experience death close to them. Weird, right? I thought so, too, but since I actually experienced it first hand, I’m a believer now.
The days shortly after graduation were depressing. I didn’t know what to do with myself. I would wake up and actually feel a loss in my life. I knew the job hunting had to commence, but I felt uninspired. I just knew I’d end up back doing jobs I did before even being in school, and that really made me upset. I don’t know how people can sit around at home with nothing to do. I thought I’d be okay, but after a few days, I was driving myself insane! I didn’t want to spend money in fear of how long I’d be without a job, and the walls around me got so old.
I had been applying for jobs since March but had no bites. I continued to put tons of applications out. I knew the more I got my name out, the better it’d be, but I went through some hard times. I felt discouraged. I found myself angry and cynical at people – all right after a time I should’ve been happiest for finally achieving my goal of having a degree from a university I’ve dreamt about going to my whole life.
I was tired of not having income, so at the end of May I broke down and applied at a preschool. I got the job almost instantly and kept telling myself that while it’s not what I want to do, it’s an income and it’s giving me something to do. I told myself I’d continue to put out applications and actively search for something better. I continued to get rejection emails and snail mail. Each generic response put me deeper into a hole.
In the middle of July, I had a voicemail on my phone from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center to schedule an interview. To keep this short and to the point, after two interviews and more of a waiting game, I got the job. I’m currently on my fourth week there, and things are finally starting to click in.
I guess the main idea of this blog post is to persevere and keep trying. The economy is bad right now. Jobs are few and far between. It’s normal for graduates to have to revert back to jobs they had before completing their degrees. Bide your time, keep trucking and applying, and eventually a better opportunity will come along. I’m the last person to say be positive, because I generally can be pessimistic, but this whole experience since May has really been an eye opener and I feel I’m becoming a better person because of it. Even though I felt discouraged, I continued to plug away. I’ve even had phone calls since accepting this job, and sadly, have also received rejection letters that I just toss aside and think nothing of.
So now I can say that I have a degree from Texas Tech University, and am also working for the great institution at their Medical School. I owe all of my glory to God. Through Him, I persevered. I allowed him to lead me down the path he wanted me to go down, and things are becoming so much better.
I’m also in the process of moving. Labor Day weekend is my move in date!
Life is good, things are great. And to all of you who check in for book updates – I’m about half way through a new idea of a story I’m hoping many will like. I barely started the idea a month ago, and the muse is really flowing. It’s an idea I’ve toyed around with for a long while, and it finally begged to be written.
Happy reading to all, and God bless you!