Posted in Post-Graduation, Unemployment

Opportunities

By Brittany Davis

I’ve officially applied to over thirty jobs. As ambitious as that sounds, I have to admit, it’s getting  kind of depressing. My resume is circling the New York City area, being passed around, looked over, considered..and that’s as far as I’ve got so far. It’s a trip because there are so many opportunities out there, yet none that I’ve been able to capture yet. But I guess that’s part of the problem right? Sitting around waiting for opportunities to happen? It sounds cliche, but opportunities have to be made; opportunities have to be created–and I know that. Just like I also know I have a lot to offer, as many of my fellow un-employees probably know as well, so I’m getting a little tired of waiting for someone else to realize it too!

I know what I have the ability to accomplish, I know what dreams I want to make come true. Good things happen to those who go out and make good things happen–and I’m getting out there. So be on the look out, you’ll see me soon.  I’m tired of sitting around waiting for someone to call and tell me “You’re hired!” So I’m gonna hire myself, create my own opportunities, and maybe one day it will be me sorting through the pile of resumes for people wanting the opportunity to be a part of something that I started when I wasn’t getting any opportunities of my own.

Posted in Life, Uncertainty

That’s Our Fate…

By Brittany Davis

The reality is that things are going to happen that change the plot of the life you’re living, but within the big picture it all works out as it is supposed to.  You can chalk it up to things happening for a reason, or it just being the way life works out, but to say that our life is  predetermined– what is this saying?  That we  have no control over what happens in our lives?  Sure, there are some things that happen that we can chalk up to fate, but it can only take us so far.  At a certain point it comes down to us and our actions.  The choices we make and how we react to what comes before us.  So many times we just let life define us; can’t we define ourselves? Continue reading “That’s Our Fate…”

Posted in Uncategorized

That’s Pain…

By Brittany Davis

Pain is a weird thing.  It’s weird because we can sit and talk about how much we hate it, how much it hurts us, how we wish we didn’t have to go through it and yes most of the time that is true.  How much better would life be if we didn’t have to worry about what people were saying, and getting betrayed or lied to? How much easier would it be to actually smile and be happy instead of forcing yourself to seem like you’re fine? I mean there’s some logic to that.  You force a fake smile one day, the questions stop coming, smile another day, and people go back to minding their business.  Then soon enough you’ll become so good at it that you’ll think to yourself “Hey! Well if I fooled them, maybe ill fool myself into thinking I am happy” and that might work,  it might even  last for a few days.  But then something will happen and before you know it, welcome back to the real world!  And in the real world pain is inescapable.  Within the four walls of your room, you sit and stare and secretly pray that somehow everything’s gonna be okay.  That somehow or in some way things are gonna work themselves out and you can be happy.  It’s weird to think that when we’re little, the word happy gets thrown around so easy.  You get presents for your birthday, you’re happy. You do good on your report card, you’re happy.  Then you get to middle school and high school and it’s like happy, what the hell is that? I don’t remember what that is let alone what it feels like.  And honestly, I think it should be like that. No, I’m not crazy. Let me tell you why. Continue reading “That’s Pain…”

Posted in Self-Worth

That’s Being Yourself…

Don’t be too thin. Don’t be too heavy. Be natural. Always look your best. Don’t blend in. Don’t try and stand out. Follow your own path. Don’t stray too far. But above all, just be yourself. Since the day we’re born were told to be our own person. As if being ourselves is this clear and definitive thing. The person we are is forever changing. Who we were yesterday can often be different from the person we are today and that’s not even considering the person we’re striving to become. Things happen that alter our state of mind and end up changing the way we look at things, and ultimately who we are in a given situation.  Simply stated: life happens to us. The thing to remember is it’s how we handle what happens that counts. We always have two options: continue being the person we are, or let the situation change us; define your situation, or let the situation define you. Continue reading “That’s Being Yourself…”