I have been quiet for some months here however, I am back after this long period of silence. I was going through a phase I did not want to talk about but thankfully I am seeing things differently so I am here to share my journey with you.
I wish I could send out hugs to everyone, I have really missed you all.
How have you all been?
Today, I am letting you all in on what I have been up to. National Service came to an end in July and I am thankful for the opportunities, relationships and experiences that my workplace offered me. Most importantly, after a year, I am proud of the young lady I am becoming.
In July, I applied for jobs and sent out my CV to companies. I ensured that all my applications were reviewed by trusted people before every single submission.
I applied to about 5 different companies.
None of them replied my emails.
This broke my heart!
Was I not good enough?
What was the next step from here?
Am I going to be jobless?
Is it time to start the business I have in mind?
I often share my life experiences: good, bad, great and ugly on social media and here on my blog however, I struggled to share this particular one with you all. Two months ago, I was not prepared to write about this difficult season of my life.
People would randomly ask,
‘So what’s up after National Service?’
‘Where are you working now?’
‘Are you still working with the German company?’
Many people assumed that after National Service, I had to be automatically employed with a new job. In my situation, all efforts to apply for a job proved futile. I endured questions about work from people and always replied with, ‘I am applying for jobs currently.’ This simple question always reminded me of what I deeply wanted but did not have.
Every single day, I scrolled through my email inbox and spam folder, maybe they sent a mail at dawn while I was asleep.
I prayed for a miracle everyday…I wanted a new job but God’s miracle to me was strength to trust Him in this difficult season.
I started looking down on myself because I was not waking up early every morning to work for 9 hours in an office and there was no salary hitting my account at the end of the month. I thank God for the Holy Spirit, family and friends who have constantly been a source of encouragement; from random messages of support, to screenshots of job opportunities to referrals and prayers.I love you guys so much ❤
The Holy Spirit told me I had become ungrateful and I realized how true that was.
While job hunting, God brought phenomenal opportunities my way…I had time to rest, pray, babysit an amazing 1 year old for 2 weeks, visit the Eastern region, start a part-time job as a virtual assistant in a company, coordinate two weddings, help with my sister’s initiative @projectkcc, volunteer with @littletokensfoundation, help my Mummy’s catering business, sign up for online courses and attend a marketing and sales training.
The devil convinced me that I was useless because I was not waking up to a 9 to 5. I am thankful that I snapped out of this quickly and learnt to embrace the season that I am currently in. Whether I’m employed to work from 9 to 5 or not, these circumstances will not define who I am.
There’s a lot to be thankful for.
I will find joy and peace in this season and trust God to take the wheels. May this uncomfortable season teach me to find comfort in God and rely solely on HIM.
I pray for anyone in such a phase, may you listen to God and spend more time with Him during this time and may all accusing voices be silenced.
If you have to take a social media break,do so.
Reach out to people you trust and spend time doing what you love.
Learn a new skill or intern with a company.
Send me an email and let’s have a chat firstname.lastname@example.org
This season will end in joy and laughter, do not look down on yourself for God is perfecting your character and working it all out for your good in this season.
I am sending warm hugs and so much love your way.
It feels so good to be back here.
WELCOME TO OCTOBER,THE MONTH OF UPLIFT AND TESTIMONIES.