Well, I started working at my new job. I have not had a full-time job in the last one year and eight months, so you must know how pleased I am to be able to wake up in the morning, utilize public transportation, be amongst many who use the escalators and of course get a pay check just like all those employed people out there.
Not having that full-time job was very painful, that lack of direction, that uselessness I felt, I still am not able to bring myself to tell you how hard it was and how much self-confidence I lost during that peirod of unemployment. Having finally being given the opportunity to sit infront of an interviewing panel and then wait for a week before hearing the "Yes, we would like to make you an offer" was simply ecstatic!
I have been in training and just last week, my boss told me that I am ready to roll on my own and I have been on cloud nine since. During those diffcult times, friends told me that the wheels will one day turns and things will not be the same and yes indeed the tables have turned and I am simply thankful for the many friends who stood by me even though there were some who left and again, writing this as I am thinking about it, has brought tears to my eyes. I guess I will have to focus on the ones who stood by me rather than the ones who left. But again the ones who left were the closest ones and I still hurt but at least every morning when I wake up I can thank God for being there and also I can now lift up my face in pride as I walk down the streets to catch the train.