Monday, October 11, 2010

A Jumbled Reflection.

After graduating college over a year ago, I have been searching for a job to lead me in a successful direction. I have held about six or seven jobs from July 2009 to present, each lasting only a few months at the most. It has been a challenge because Boise's economy was hit hard and jobs here are scarce.There just aren't the same kind of jobs here that you would find in a big city like Seattle or Chicago.

For the past 2-3 months I have been working at the Boise Chamber of Commerce filling in for a girl on maternity leave. I am thankful that this is a temporary job because I cannot stand working at a desk in front of a computer all day. I will not work in a cubicle for another minute of my life! I look at this as a blessing in disguise to show me what I don't want to do. 

I have struggled in many different ways since I moved here. Trying to find a meaningful, respectable job. Discovering my true passions and values. Spending a lot of time alone. Making (not making) "real" friends. I have an amazing boyfriend and parents here that I am extremely thankful for. But my life is not complete without a close group of friends or a job that I am passionate about that allows me to be independent.

I love change, new experiences. I think it's because I get bored easily. However, I've found that too much change does not allow for growth and success. The people who stick things out and don't give up when the going gets rough are the ones who succeed. It is a fact of life that I give up too easily. I don't stick things through. If I don't like something or find it too difficult, I quit. If I keep going down this road of quitting everything I start that is going to get me NOWHERE. I must identify the things that drive me to succeed and what I am passionate about and put my focus on those.

I know now that I need to work one-on-one with people in a position where I feel as if I am making a difference in other people's lives. It is also very important to me to be respected for the work that I do and that I am able to SEE that I am truly helping others.

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