If there is one thing I’ve learned in my life so far, it’s to not give up hope.

No matter how stressful things become. No matter how negative things may seem. Not even if everything seems to be going wrong.

It’s something I struggle to work on daily as I get frustrated looking for a job. I know I am not alone — as many people in my graduating class are in the same boat… but it does not make it any less frustrating! What’s the point of the degree if it is not helping me get a job? Did I waste all that time and effort AND MONEY?!

If I didn’t have student loans over my head, I’m sure I wouldn’t be as frustrated and annoyed… but I do. And they are not suddenly just going to go away.

It’s been almost a year since I graduated (May 2010), and if someone told me a few years ago how difficult it would be to get a job even with a degree, I am not sure if I would have believed them.

Naive of me? Maybe. But it doesn’t change the reality of things.

But hope? I refuse to give up. And as I have pretty much every day for over a year — the first thing I do daily is look and apply for jobs. Tomorrow will be no different.

P.S. Don’t forget to leave me a comment below on your thoughts! As always, I’d love to hear from you.

7 responses to “Hope”

  1. Susan (5 Minutes For Mom) says :

    It is so frustrating how tough the job market is out there.<br />You&#39;ve got a great attitude! Wishing you the best…

  2. Rhonda@laugh-quotes says :

    Hope is good. The day will come. Maybe tomorrow will be the one you are waiting for.

  3. randomdanni says :

    It&#39;s so frustrating! I&#39;m from the class of 2010 as well, and I feel the exact same way. <br /><br />Have you had this experience yet (because it&#39;s happened to me quite a few times): I&#39;ve been called in for an interview and it goes well and they say they&#39;ll call you in the next day or two. Fast forward a couple weeks and you still haven&#39;t heard despite calling every couple

  4. renate says :

    the sun´ll come out! tomoroow! Bet your bottom dollar!:) you´ll make it! liking your blog, all the way from norway!:) r

  5. Summaiyah Hyder says :

    Thanks you guys! I appreciate it a lot!<br />It&#39;s hard not to let the frustration get to you sometimes though, you know?<br /><br />and Random Danni– I&#39;ve only gotten a few interviews and that has happened each time!

  6. g-girl says :

    what kind of work have you been looking for? from the sounds of your majors, it sounds like you&#39;ve got an interest in the legal field. just wondering!

  7. Summaiyah Hyder says :

    Yeah I have been looking for work in the legal field like a paralegal and whatnot. But at this point, I&#39;m pretty open to anything.

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