Hey Rosie!
August 20, 2010
Keep the faith – Have a ‘can-do’ attitude

Hey Rosie,

I am a 17-year-old female, who finished secondary school this year.

I have been looking for a job, but for some reason I cannot find one. I don’t want to go college this year. I am about to lose my faith.{{more}} I really don’t know where else to look, or where to turn.



I can very much understand your frustration, but I am here to encourage you NOT to lose your faith. So many people right now are struggling economically. Families are wondering how they are going to pay that next bill, provide food and shelter for their households or even if they are going to have a job tomorrow. So please understand that this pain is being felt across the board. I admire the fact, though, that you are so young, but you want to work…good for you. Also, please keep your education close to the forefront as well. That is very important starting out as a young adult.

But I am here to tell you that you mustn’t give up. Let’s look outside of the box to find work. What are you good at? Is it something that you can sell to the supermarkets? Is it offering services, such as child care? Baby-sitting for people who may work on off shifts? Is it helping people organize their day-to day affairs or even events planning for parties? I have a very dear and close relative who lost his job after many years of having a very successful career in the corporate world. It was a very devastating time. But what he did and I have recommended to many people is that he went to volunteer in a completely different field of work.

Not only did he learn a new skill, he was able to let people see what his work ethic was like and his “can-do” attitude. Before long he had worked his way into a new, well paying position and a very successful career. We all have different paths in life. In my opinion we are not only going to have one career in this lifetime. We are going to “dabble” until we find what really makes us who we are meant to be in this world. Do not beat yourself up, but ask around to your neighbors, ex-teachers, church family etc. Try taking a different angle, maybe negotiate an internship of sorts that would give you a stipend for travel, but you would then gain a world of experience in a new field. Maybe your determination to succeed will set you on a completely different path to success. I am very much pulling for you and all those who are in a similar situation, even though it is a difficult time, it is not impossible to succeed.


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