... check-check, shaboom. (Long-time rah-rah friends will pick up on that reference.)
Strange how a cheer from WAAAAY back in the day popped into my brain when all I wanted to do was stop in and post a blog documenting my latest status. So I'm either experiencing a synapse miss-fire or minor brain dump, not quite sure. Here goes, nonetheless:
As all of this full-time-job-search activity rolls on, life just continues forward. So in an effort to keep the blog all fresh-like, here's a handy bulleted-list of latest achievements:
"... as time passed, when I breathed in and out, it took less effort. It used to be that when my alarm went off, I'd immediately feel a two-ton weight upon my chest. But then, little by little, it was one ton. And then half. And less. Until slowly I became more anesthetized to the gut-churning pain. Sheer agony became blunt pain became discomfort. And soon enough discomfort morphed into tolerance for my situation. And once I started to get used to everything, I started, step by tiny step, day by day, to feel that if I squinted hard enough, I might be able to make out an infinitesimal ray of light in the distance."
- Jill Kargman, The Ex-Mrs. Hedgefund
After an exciting week of having a certain Rockstar Recruiter help me land an on-site interview with a Rockstar dot-com company, I still required more words of wisdom to keep that forward momentum going in my job search - and Alexa's Inspire Me skill did the trick with these loving words from STEVE JOBS, a lifelong hero.
The cool take-away from his motivational quote is that I have already found what I love to do. Steve would be so incredibly proud to know this! So now I just need to put that love to use so I can go back to doing even more Great Work, lest I resort to Lyft driving or something else completely outside of my Love Zone.
**Sending out serious Ninja Brain Waves channeling that next Rockstar Career**
While I am grateful for the job application invites to become a pizza delivery or Lyft driver, call center representative, warehouse associate, insurance agent, receptionist, dog walker or pet sitter, day care worker, financial advisor, sales representative, machinist, and more, I remain fixated on my dream to return to a career that puts my background and education to best use. And after experiencing an extremely low emotional start this week, these words of inspiration received from Arnold Schwarzenegger (by way of Alexa's Inspire Me skill) helped remind me to stay focused on my vision, give 100%, and never stop believing that my dream will happen.
Thanks, Arnie. I'll be back - most definitely.
I am Brenda Swenson and sometimes I blog.