About/Start Here

Don’t Let Unemployment Stop You From Moving Forward!


Hi There!

Welcome to Serenity Amidst Frustration, an award-winning blog focused on helping you not only deal with but also make the most of unemployment—with a positive outlook.

The mission of Serenity Amidst Frustration is to not only provide commentary pieces and articles to help people who are unemployed remain knowledgeable on relevant life and employment-related issues but also share information to help them positively maintain their health and wellness, while tackling the challenges of unemployment.

If you’re interested in getting through unemployment positively by faith, then you’ll enjoy the articles here!

Serenity Amidst Frustration explores the following areas: life learning, career, and wellness. (Additionally, there are many assumptions and stereotypes surrounding unemployment. So, through commentary pieces, Serenity Amidst Frustration will keep you informed, while enlightening others with truth.)

Be sure to check out the written articles. Using the blog archives, you can click and read those you find interesting. I hope you find them encouraging, informative, and helpful!

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I’m Priscilla, a 30-Something, introverted woman from the South (USA).

Some time after graduating from college, I took on the following role: elderly caregiver, provider, and consultant. During this time, I furthered my public service education by earning a Master’s degree.

Upon the death of my elder, years later, I found myself amongst the ranks of the unemployed. Despite a diligent search for my next position, I haven’t yet been “successful” in landing a job. I’ve had multiple interviews but no job offers.

It’s been a struggle. And the longer I’ve been unemployed, the harder it’s been to secure traditional work, both in and outside my field of study.

Throughout this time, I’ve learned and put into action every job hunt tip and method I could, hoping to get hired quickly and move past this period of unemployment.

But things never changed the way I wanted. And guess what?

I’ve dealt with feelings of uncertainty, doubt, discouragement, shame. I’ve taken job search rejection personally. I’ve also felt like a failure.

With the passage of time, though, I learned the importance of moving forward with life. The importance of coping and dealing with unemployment. The importance of bouncing back from disappointments. The importance of surviving the job search process and managing its frustrations. The importance of doing what you can to improve, both personally and professionally.

And, I gracefully acted on each point. Unemployment no longer has the effect it once had on my life.

So, I started this blog, Serenity Amidst Frustration, in 2014, to help others do the same.

Here, on Serenity Amidst Frustration, you’ll find articles, tips, and commentary to help you serenely navigate the frustrations of your unemployment transition.

I hope they help you press through this challenging time with faith, knowledge, and diligence.

Please note: I’m no Mental Health, HR, or Career Professional by training. I write from a place of experience and realize some of my strategies for positively handling unemployment may not work for you. By all means, seek professional help when needed.


If you want to connect, you can e-mail me at SerenityAmidstFrustration [at] gmail.com.


The views and opinions reflected on this blog are MY views and opinions based on my real life experiences. I ask you to respect them. Thanks.


2 thoughts on “About/Start Here

  1. Nice to meet you as well, Emily!

    Yes. Great to connect. While seeking an opportunity in your field, you get to be involved in important work with the elderly.

    Thank you so much for stopping by. I look forward to checking out more of your blog.


  2. Nice to meet you Priscilla! We have more in common than I first thought. I too am a caregiver to the elderly right now while seeking work in my field of education an experience.


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