you've worked hard to achieve your life goals. But now that the hard part is over, it feels even more difficult. Life and it's transitions.
I really appreciated the article discussing the 20-something year who was fired after blogging about being underpaid at YELP. I liked the article because the writer of the attached article had addressed the very thing we all have to get through. "The most difficult part" after the hard part is over and reminded me... I am not alone and I must endure the transition. I am a thriving, post-grad individual who has worked hard and sacrificed so much which now reflects in my curriculum vitae. Yet, hours of unpaid internship work required tremendous amount of sacrifices and one hell of a student loan.
Yet, intuitively, what do I sense?! I sense the presence of my inner knowing that has always encouraged "keep going... You are not alone during this transitory time." But no one caught the chicken chasing the goose egg. One might be starving (metaphorically speaking) but sitting alongside a fishing pole and a stream and still this person will remain hungry.
We can articulate our faith and hope that the lord will provide. We can take the various stances that only become words... NOTHING is handed to you... We have been equipped with minds that have the ability to do so much... Such as, come up with creative solutions that will bring a person closer to their goal. CLOSER, no one said it would be handed to them.
Recently, I've struggled because I've been an open book, and willing to strengthen parts of me that needed it. Yet, what I struggled with appeared to be much easier to those around me. I almost felt a bit resentful because unlike others... I always seem to stand out and appear different from the group. Things have been said about me and misconceptions have been made... But, in that journey I was offered the encouragement of an elder or mentor... Re-encouraging me to keep going.
We all have a purpose. Some purposes I believe are meant to be set apart... Sometimes, it is in the moments which we endure the hardship--we are incapable of seeing how this will connect us to a path intended not for the larger whole but for only you; for me.