Well guys, since the last time I have really been active in my blog, I have been faced with some disappointing, yet exciting life changing news. I was laid off in mid June from my position at the Advertising Agency. I was faced with a situation that turned my whole world upside down. I was let go, left with many unanswered questions and a stress I was not yet ready to be faced with regarding my financial obligations that come along with being a single woman living alone. Every day for the past month I have searched almost every career site online, networked with all possible people who could aid in full-time positions, and was even faced with attempting to do something I never in my life thought I’d do– file for unemployment. I knew the economy was bad but didn’t think I would ever be affected by it. I mean, I have been working since I was 15 years old, and who wouldn’t want a motivated woman with a Bachelor’s Degree wanting nothing more than to work. I was depressed, stressed, and in a bind I couldn’t see past. Well, I finally had my appointment to get my unemployment filed and the lady speaking with me advised to wait another week to make a higher income due to the new quarter. Patience is something I struggle with, however, I took her advice. I impatiently waited for the date to arrive in which I could jump on this chance to continue to have a small sum of money coming in until I could get back on track with a real job. Well, 2 days before taking that embarrassing, yet necessary drive to the unemployment office, I got a phone call that changed my life. “Can you meet with me today at 2,?” the lady on the other end of the phone said. Needless to say 2 interviews, a background check, and a phone call later I was offered a position in the Animal Health industry! Although this is somethingI never imagined doing, I started my job on July 9th and couldn’t be happier! The challenge, the opportunity as well as the job stability is something in my career I have never been able to say I had. I went from making a lousy hourly salary to making a decent salaried pay check. I will be getting a raise next month and I am constantly being praised for my hard work, my ability to work well with others, and promises of growing into a management, higher paying position. This is a job that I truly feel is my career. No more jobs to pay bills or something to get by temporarily. This is my new life, this is my new world, and this is something I am proud to say I am a part of. So to those of you who are having a hard time in this economic crisis I say this–do not underestimate your talents and skills due to the fact one person turns their cheek on you. There are plenty of opportunities to work, you just have to be willing to learn and adjust to things you may not be used to. Stay focus, and always remember somethings turn out to be blessings in disguise.