By Brittany Davis
We wait for a lot of things. For the weekend to come, for those minutes on the treadmill to pass, to find the person of our dreams. We spend a good amount of time waiting for things to come and most of the time we know they will. That’s what makes those things a little easier, because we know we are waiting for something that will definitely come. Most of the time, our waiting has a deadline, a time frame that we know will eventually elapse. Unfortunately, looking and waiting for a job, it doesn’t always seem to have it’s perks. Especially when it feels like you’re waiting and everyone else’s ‘wait period’ has come to an end.
It’s hard to watch other people embark on their journeys, when you feel like you’re doing everything in your power to kickstart your own as well. Here’s what I’ve realized, if you think of it like this, that you’re waiting for a job, you’ll be waiting a long time. Finding a job isn’t something you wait around for, it’s something you get up and try for. It doesn’t always mean e-mailing editors three times a week or stalking their offices. It just means using this time for good. Being pro-active is good and important and something we should all do, but this time we spend “waiting” could be used for such better things. Make a list of the traits that make you unique, of the things you’d truly enjoy doing. Brainstorm ideas and re-visit your dreams. Use this time to figure out what it is you want out of this life. For the future, as well as the here and now. What will make you happy? Who do you want to be? The time between sending out your resume and setting up an interview can be far and in-between so take this time for yourself, to figure out your life and all that you want it to be. Take the time so when the day comes, the opportunity presents itself, and the wait is finally over, you’ll be able to walk into whatever office is lucky enough to have you and be certain about one thing: that it was all worth the wait.