Looking for a job can plunge you into a violent storm that threatens your mental capacity, especially when you’re old enough to comprehend why you’re too old to be doing what you’re doing, without harboring a reasonable amount of shame.
❤ speaking to my soul sis! I relocated to FL a few years ago and experienced the same thing. It was humiliating to be rejected for no obvious reasons, to receive no response from employers when you know your resume and skills are a perfect match for their generic job description, or to go through the interview process only to be told they can’t afford to pay you your worth. Ageism is real in the field, and job hunting during this phase of live is depressing. I still feel like I’m 30 and can do anything, but my resume says otherwise apparently.
I suffer the same fate of the piece-meal employment life. Working til we die. I have become comfortable with this state of employment, and I appreciate my journey. I know the highs and lows of life don’t last. But this thing truly is a test. I hope you are able to make peace with what was, what is, and won’t let this part of the journey make you so bitter that you’re unable to see the potential of what will be.
You’re an awesome writer. You tell stories, your words give life…you affirm, you inspire…and sis you can slay when necessary lol. Thank you for giving to us, even when you hurt.