Sunday, March 21, 2010

The silver lining...

I have fallen on interesting times. It seems to me that from a young age we are all told that we will leave high school, attend college, get a job, and start a family. Its such a simple progression. I believed it. I didn't excel in high school because I didn't try. why would I? I was going to college one way or the other, and I did. In college I took little advantage of my extracurriculars and made my way through with as much fun as effort and although I have graduated, I still am missing something.
You see, like many people, and unlike just as many find myself bouncing from job to job.

The economy sucks! There are no jobs! Ive tried but this is the best I can do!

Ive said these things as many have and looking back I realize how badly I was crutching myself. My whole life I thought there was this master plan and now that its fallen apart, I see that there was no plan at all, and blaming things like the economics of our nation is taking my legs out from under me. These thoughts put the blame on a system that is not at fault.

What is the truth then? The truth is that there ARE jobs out there and many people are finding great pay at rewarding experiences and the best candidates are the ones getting them. That's an interesting thought. I realize only after months of wandering that the problem isn't the system, the problem is me.

Now don't jump to insult or console me, I am not writing this to look for a cookie, I'm writing this to let people like me know that there is hope. It is possible to make yourself more desirable. There are many people out there that are just under trained. Go back to school, get certified, take a class, it is possible to get trained in your desired field without being hired. In fact, it will make you more desirable.

I for one am tired of sending out the same resume and wondering what the problem is. In four years, I plan to look back on this recession and smile because I knew that when the going got tough, I got tougher and took my goals and my dreams back. My ambition is too great to be stuck here waiting to see the news man tell me its ok to go out and start applying.

I challenge everyone who is not in the situation they wish to be in to do something about it. I for one have a plan, and I wont stop until I'm living my dreams.


  1. This is so true, and much like myself. I haven't graduated yet, but the first time around in school, I had more fun than I should have, (which is why I am a 27 year old college junior). There are many things I would love to do with my life, but some of those things are unforseeable. I know people always tell you to follow your dreams. But what if your dreams are pretty much unattainable?

  2. Obstacles are thrown in front of us everyday. Either we can walk around it, climb over it, or blow it up (one of my favorites). We have to decide what the best method is for that particular problem and execute it. If our first plan back fires we have at least two others to try. I always like to say there is more than one way to skin a cat. I honestly believe that if you want it bad enough you will find a way to make it happen. Believing in yourself is the first step, seriously. Up until now I have always questioned myself and thought, o I'm not smart enough to do that or have the abilities to do it. However, once I started to give myself more credit and stopped putting myself down, things just started to go my way. The negative thoughts I had about myself kept me from trying which protected me from failing but also held me back. I say keep plugging away at your dreams. To Geoff: Thank you for writing this blog. You gave me another way to think and how to help myself achieve what I truly want. I wish you the best of luck in life and please keep writing because you have some awesome views.