“even though a job may be essential, it should never be central to your spirit. Never lose who you are because of what you do. Your job does not make you grand and not having a job does not diminish your importance” (quote taken from “Work Rules” April issue of Essence Magazine and written by Editor-in-Chief, Constance C.R White)
This excerpt is part of a much bigger article which nicely lays out 10 tips for those in search of a new career, a new job or venture. While the tips are helpful (and in all honesty, I have followed all 10), it is the quote (highlighted above) that most notably caught my attention.
I recently wrote “Jack of all trades” where I speak of my professional/personal goals & acheivements and similar to the Essence article, I also believe that you must love what you do and that you must not let it define you.
Nonetheless, there will be times during your quest of finding your ideal job that you begin to doubt yourself, self-sabotage or even raise your hands in despair so ready to throw in the towel! It is in those times that “I” pick up my phone and log on to re-read my blog, and for further reaffirmation, I pick up Essence and reread that excerpt – a gentle reminder that I am not the only woman going through this and that not having a job (at the moment) does NOT diminish my importance!
I know my time will come, when I will land a great job for an amazing organization whose mission align with my own personal values, but until then I will try my hardest to remain grounded and inspired, for there really are no other choices (atleast not in my book)!!
Staying grounded ~ thank you Essence magazine for your April issue!
My beautiful girl Destiny 🙂