Its been 9 months since graduation; no relevant job in my chosen career path. Just drifting away at this mindless life right now. The feeling of despair and frustration that sets in everyday as soon as I wake up. People around me keep saying that I just need to give it some time. Maybe its the economy and that soon we will be out of this recession. Things should start looking up soon and I get that. I am waiting for that time when everything will be good. There is calm in my mind for five minutes before the looming presence of despair and feeling of hopelessness creeps back in.
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Countless resume to companies to get that perfect engineering job. Countless hours trying to perfect that resume. Networking (just short of begging) has become a word that I have come to hate. It seems like whatever I do, its not grabbing anyone’s attention. Sometimes I fantasize about living somewhere far away from the civilization and just LIVE.
Today a sudden panic attack made me realize that if I keep waiting for things to “look up”; I might be wasting the precious time that could be used for my other ambitious wants. Starting with simple things like getting back into the habit of reading and writing to bigger things like starting my own business. FYI: My goal was to start a consultancy after I have gained experience and my P.Eng.
As a painfully shy person I always wanted to know how it feels like to step out of my comfort zone of being in front of the world (internet). Yes, I am so shy that even sitting behind a computer and writing made me cringe. I decided that I am going to do just that. Work on myself until I can get a job in my field. Work on business ideas that I used to think about during my university years. Try something different than the path that I thought would lead to a happy life.
So here I am writing this blog on an online platform for anyone if interested to read. All I am saying is that sometimes you are your own worst enemy; and the only way out is to challenge yourself to do the impossible.
Would love to hear from you all about how you deal with similar situations!
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Lots of love,