Don’t Let Unemployment Stop You From Moving Forward!
ABOUT SERENITY AMIDST FRUSTRATION:
Welcome to Serenity Amidst Frustration, an award-winning blog about dealing with 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.)
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I’m Priscilla, a 30-Something, introverted woman from the South.
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.
Update: In 2014, I created this blog to support and encourage others also experiencing unemployment. To share what I’ve learned along the way, personally and professionally. To help others serenely navigate the frustrations of this transition – and grow in the process.
Still, by creating Serenity Amidst Frustration, I’ve learned a lot about the online marketing world and blogging. I’m now offering my services as a Freelance Writer and Blogger, so if you’ve stumbled upon my blog and are interested in my services, then check out my Work With Me page.
Thanks in advance!
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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.