I’m late to join the conversation, but I also want to encourage you to stay connected, and to just take it one day at a time.
Oh, how much I can relate to those sentiments. It seems like for several years I’ve been going through one rough patch after another. But I know that I have to keep going.
I’ve struggled for most of my life with confidence, self esteem, self worth (to a high degree, but not completely) and ambition. Sometimes, the only thing I have to cling to is a very, very slim ray of hope. For that, I credit my parents and the faith they taught me, to understand that when I’m at my lowest, it doesn’t have to be the end of everything for me.
My struggle right now is that my confidence is wrecked, my self esteem is nil, my self worth is deflated, and my ambition is fleeting. Three months ago, I moved across the US to be with my kids, but had to give up a good job to do so. And for three months, I’ve been struggling to get a new job in my field. I’ve run out of money, and had to ask for help from my parents and my older brother…a few times.
This is the longest I’ve ever been without income. (I know others have been through worse, but this hits really hard because I’ve never struggled so hard to get a job… except a few years ago when I was desperate to change jobs, to get out from under the thumb of a terrible manager.)
My life has gone through cycles like this, maybe a few good years, followed by several difficult years. Still, I have hope for a little bit of good ahead, even if my path only looks dark.
Yet, I know that I have to keep trying. If it wasn’t for my kids, I’d have slunk back to the other side of the country to beg for my old job back, even if my hours and pay rate were cut and I had to live in my parents house again.
That faint whisper of hope keeps me going, aided with some encouragement that I’ve gotten from fellow Brains here, and fellow Brains from a coaching program I just went through, and from family, and the few good friends who haven’t shut me out.
I’m going to keep trying, taking it one day at a time. And I’m encouraging you to do the same. Just get through one day at a time.