The journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step.
Last night (August 31, 2009) I set a goal for myself: I will be employed somewhere else by the end of September, 2009, as my birthday present to myself. I am strong and intelligent, and someone out there will hire me because of that. I know I have something to offer this world, and it’s time to step up and prove it. I used to have higher expectations of myself. Why should I give those up, based on the opinions of people I don’t even like?
And by posting it here, I mean to stick to this journey of 30 days. You are all my witnesses to this journey.
Somehow last night, for a brief window of time, I was able to focus enough to hammer out a cover letter that I feel comfortable, confident, and happy about. Today, I sent that cover letter (and its accompaniments) to a company advertising for a job I know I can do. Consider this my second step. And it is just one foot in front of the other now.