Perhaps you have graduated from college with a beautiful degree that you’re not entirely sure how to use… Then you apply for job after job, finding that while the world loves your education, they are really looking for some more experience on that resume…
I get it, I’ve been there.
This is extremely common today for college graduates; Building an anonymous career can be confusing and painstaking.
In my journey, so far, I cling to this one line of hope that experience has taught me:
Every job leads to the next.
Serving on Social Life Committee gave me experience in event planning that landed me an internship in a radio station’s promotions team.
Pressing t-shirts for an apparel company led to creating and managing the same company’s social media accounts.
My volunteer work for Authentic Intimacy led to a promising career as a Marriage Education Program Supervisor.
From Walmart to Aerie, Apparel to Car Parts, to Board member and Supervisor.
Unfortunately, a job I loved came to a halt one year into my experience. We were not chosen to receive our primary grant funding, and the whole operation was closed- rendering me jobless.
And now I am on the edge of a cliff waiting to take another risky jump to dive deep into a new body of experience.
However cliche it might be- with every door closed, another opens. After a brief time of shock and grief, an excitement has stirred in me.
Why?- because every job leads to the next.
What will the next be this time?
I enjoyed my job- updating my educators on marital trends, training them in solid curriculum, all for the purpose of holding families together and enriching their relationships with communication and resolution tools.
My husband and I were right on track to kick our loans to the curb by 2017.
We had it all planned out, we could handle it all on our own.
But now we have to lean on God to handle it, and we are trading our plan in for His plan.
Not too long ago I talked about how I wanted to “remake my life” and now I have no strings attached, nothing holding me back from embracing that goal.
A new door stands open, and a new adventure awaits! As I think about it, I can’t help but be a bit excited.
When have you felt a chapter closing in your life? Were you excited or scared for a new beginning? What might you be called to close or jump into today?