I apologize for my silence this past week and for my sporadic postings in the past couple of weeks. As I mentioned before, I have been trying to find a job. I still have not been successful in that endeavor, however, I do not view the time spent as a waste. I have rediscovered some skills that I have not put to use in recent history.
Previously I also mentioned my past employment disappointments and difficulties. While I may have once viewed these experiences as failures, they too have taken on a new light.
I was able to help someone this week.
When I think of instances in my life where I have been of help to another, I usually think of instances in which ‘helping’ was a part of my job – tutoring, for example, or customer service. I have been known to run to the grocery store for an elderly neighbor or make a meal for a sick friend, but this week… this week I helped a friend keep his home.
While I won’t go into detail, I will say that it has been a very long time since I have felt this at peace with my professional past. Thanks to my varied background I speak and understand Lawyer, Doctor, Government, Social Worker, Therapist… and I have the ability to translate terminology and jargon into English. I think that is a pretty cool skill to have.
Again I apologize for my absence, but I did not want to divide my attention or energies and risk making a mistake or letting my friend down – you guys know how quickly and easily I can get off track. I should be better this week.
Hope all is well,