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“Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.”
― Langston Hughes
Happy New Year! Feels a tad bit late saying this but since it’s my first post of the year, I think I’m allowed to. I hope that the year has gotten off to a good start for you and even if it’s been a shaky start, there are better days ahead. I’ve been pondering over what to talk about in this post for a while now. The reason for my hesitation as you’ll soon find out is because I’m not where I thought I’d be by the time I penned this post. I feel like I’m back to square one (kind of) in the one area of my life I’ve desperately wanted stability in – my career. Yes, I’m job hunting again.
I know, you don’t have to say it. I know I said in my last post that I finally got a permanent position on a project that could only be described as an answer to a prayer. And it was permanent, in the sense of I had full time employment with benefits etc, except the project was in its final year so project ends, position ends. Nevertheless, I find myself having to start all over again. I honestly thought it would be easier this time around, because I knew my end date, so I started submitting applications in hope that before this new year and decade began, I’d be working. So far, all my applications have been met with a deafening silence. As difficult as it can be to stay hopeful and enthusiastic on some days, I push through because I believe with my entire being that the best is yet to come. It might take a while, longer than I would like but it will happen. So, if like me the start of this new year is nowhere close to what you imagined it to be, don’t give up, it’s early days yet.
In addition to networking and sending in those applications, I’m using this time to take a well-deserved break, write down some goals/plans, read more and take some online courses to sharpen both my technical and professional skills. The goal is to be ready when that opportunity shows up and I am looking forward to seeing where it’ll take me. Although I find myself amid uncertainty, I’m excited about what this year and decade has in store for me. The last decade was a growing season and I feel this decade is the season where I bloom. The season where I start to see all the years of dedication and hard work pay off. What are you most looking forward to in this new year and decade? Leave a comment!