There is a direction everyone is supposed to take. After graduating high school, attend university, get a job, get married and have children. Some people, however, decide to take different paths in their lives. Many of these people become great, while at the same time, the rest of these people become nothing. It is, like so many things in life, a calculated risk.
People always hold up those that became great as the example to follow, the hope to aspire to, and that is a good thing. It is in those stories that we find inspiration, and that we find the hope we must cling to if we are to keep from hiding in a dark corner, alone and afraid to try, afraid to take that first step out of the dark.
While the aspiration of greatness is a dramatic perspective from which to begin life, and perhaps more than most look for, it seems that without it, we end up where we started. So it is with hope, perseverance and the desire for something more that the search for a job begins.
In that search, a good place to begin is with a definition of what the goal is. In this case, the goal is to find a means of employment that allows one to function in life in a way that does not cause misery and that allows pursuit of the true goals one has, basically something that allows enough income for travel and hobbies.
In the midst of the biggest recession since the Great Depression, I’ve chosen a fantastic time to begin. Unfortunately, that is just how time has worked out. I’ve graduated from a masters program with degree in public policy and international relations, and as I need a job, I’m applying to everything from reception position to property management. Either way, I’m still unemployed.