We’re In This Together
Guest Contributor: Virginia Earwicker | https://medium.com/@V.Elizabeth | @virginia.earwicker
I really dislike job hunting; r-e-a-l-l-y. Maybe it’s because job hunting is a lot like dating; a small form of voluntary torture where you’re just asking to be rejected over and over again. I admit, I’ve been tempted to value myself based on some stranger’s evaluation of my profile on a piece of paper and then debate with myself whether I’m really worth more than $10.25 an hour or not. I don’t know how my thoughts go so south sometimes, but they do, and on one of these occassions my mind took a u-turn, and the idea struck me that we, the human race (man, woman, child)…
We’re in this together!
We all experience the same hardships and struggles; maybe in different ways, but we all have to endure rejection, disappointment (and job hunting). It’s a comforting thought actually, that what I am going through is something others have been or maybe are at this very moment also experiencing! If not, surely they will in the future.
We’re together in this; no matter how much we pretend we’re not or wish that we weren’t. The struggles I have experienced are for your comfort friend and the hardships you have walked through are for my benefit and encouragement.
This is the beauty and the gift of one-another, so whoever you are, please know that I’m so thankful for you, and so grateful that this life and it’s messiness doesn’t have to be experienced alone. Hang in there! We’re going to get through this!