“Even if jobless we should never be effortless.”Kenan Crnkic
Many of us have gone through this phase. I am going through this right now when I am typing these words. I resigned my job last November. I was working in a retail brand from Europe as a Sales associate for two years. I have no complaints about the brand or the work I have done there but personally I was done with the job.
I needed a change. So, I resigned.
Today, while I am writing these lines it is 23rd of January 2020, and I am still unemployed. But I am not wasting my time or weeping over my situation. This is just a stage in life, and it is here to pass.
So, I am writing this post to share with the world what I have done, or what I am doing to utilize this time. To be specific, I want to share what is going on in my life right now.
I hope this can help or motivate many of you who are in the same boat, to be optimistic.
And as always,
I am only sharing my personal experience.
“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”Melody Beattie
I am residing in another city for the last 5 years. So, the time I spend with my family through the last 5 years is very less. And I know that it made my bond with my parents a little strange. But they were always there to help and support me.
When I told my mom about my job and my decision to quit, she was startled. But I made her understand. She still calls me every day and give me emotional support. And the same goes with my father and sister. But my connections with my father and sister is through my mother. She is the link between us, and she balances it adeptly.
My girlfriend is the only person who knows what was going through my head during my last days at work. I was frustrated and completely unhappy. I used to go to her place and tell her everything and cry my eyes out. She supported me even when she was going through hard times. She gave me advice. Food. Money. And still doing. She is a wonderful woman and she knows that I can be very self-centered sometimes. But I am striving to change.
I never made many friends in my life. But the existing few were also supportive even though they raised eyebrows first.
So, I am thankful. I am thankful that there are people around me who really cares, who are supporting me during the hard times. I know I will come out of this. I will make them all proud.
Any of you can relate to this?
Or you think that you are hapless and there is not a soul for you to lean on?
Don’t worry, I used to think the same before I realize the worth of the people who are around me. Reach out. And always feel free to contact me here. Happy to help.
Learn New Skills
” He who learns but does not think , is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.”Confucius
I had a bad experience while attending an interview recently. There was a task assigned to me to create a document using MS Word. I started well but I found myself struggling in between. It was embarrassing because all the others were finishing up the same task in time and I was sitting there like a loser. I was the loser.
After reaching back at my place that evening I started a research and, in the end, I was left dazed to see the opportunities out there and the fact that I never took the advantage of any of those.
Until that day the only reason for me to use internet was to watch random videos on YouTube and scroll down in Instagram. But my bad (which turned out to be good) experience at the interview board changed everything.
Here are some skills I am currently learning online
- MS Office (YouTube, Trump Excel)
- Language (Duolingo, Hello Talk)
- YouTube (From YouTube itself)
- Guitar (YouTube tutorials)
- Blogging (WordPress)
So, I just want to tell you to use your time wisely. The cellphone on your hands is a gift. There are tremendous opportunities inside it that nobody is going to tell you. Use it. Own it.
The chains of habits are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be brokenSamuel Johnson
This is somewhat like learning new skills. But the difference is, habits cannot be learned online.
These are some of the new habits I am working on for 2 months now.
- Waking up early
- Eye exercises
- Reading newspaper
- Learning new words
I am not accurate in this. I mean, somedays I won’t do meditation. Somedays I won’t even touch the newspaper. But I am taking the effort.
I just want to make some points certain for your understanding.
See, waking up early doesn’t have to be on 5 am. It is about waking up ‘early’. It depends on where you are at and what you do. In my case I already made it a habit of waking up before 7:30.
In all the habits or routines that you want to build up, find your own ways to make it not easy but possible.
Hope Is Everything
“I like the night. Without the dark, we’d never see the stars.”Stephanie Meyer
Your dream job is on the making. This is something I am keep on reminding myself these days. Yes, I am completely aware that the job is not going to come to me, but I must go after and find it. And I am trying. Hopefully everything’s going to be alright.
I have lot of hope in the word hope.
And Of course, Start Searching
It will take time. And it must take time.
But as you develop and polish new skills, it is going to make it very easy for you to crack the interviews and further.
In my case I make sure that I will apply for 3 new jobs every day and I am attending interviews too.
I hope this helped you