Day 253 - The Ability to Persist
I’m glad I have enough energy at this point to persist.
I wrote a few days ago about my experience speaking with Gary at the Goodwill Job Connection (see Day 247), and the next day, drove out to Gresham to speak with Debra, an Employment Specialist in the outlying office there. Today, I drove out to Oregon City today to meet with Marnell, the “ES” in that location. And I’ve made arrangements to visit with Randy in Vancouver tomorrow. I am feeling good about what I can bring the organization, and I’m trying my best to get my abilities noticed by the right people.
I don’t know where this energy is coming from, I’m just glad it showed up to the party. I often feel weary of this process, and I just can’t take another step. Then I meet someone like Marnell - unassuming, caring, driven - and it recharges me a little. My conversations with Gary and Debra last week had a similar effect. I’m glad I made the effort to drive out there.
I later had dinner with another HR friend who is also looking for work. Larry is a great guy, and it was nice to catch up with him. We wished we had better news to share, but it was OK. At least he suggested an inexpensive place for Happy Hour, and while the food was inexpensive, it was quite good. Score!