"And This Too Shall Pass"
Well, if you happen to be reading this area here it would be an unfortunate circumstance. The loss of a job can definitely be hard to accept. The uncertainty of not being able to provide for oneself (or family) would be a major trigger of stress for anyone. Work on changing your perspective on the situation. Perhaps you now have the freedom to go back to school or pursue a job you needed more skills for. Maybe the universe aligned that old job in your path just to be a stepping stone for your next opportunity. Maybe you needed a kick to remove yourself of a toxic environment or people.
Not to be cliche or bypass the severity of the issue, but you have to remember that there is nothing placed in your path that you don't have the strength to overcome. This is not to say the process of getting re-established and back on your feet will be easy. However, what you're faced with is only temporary. Keep in mind the difference of your "Source" versus a "Resource". Your job is not your source of income, but merely a resource that can be replaced. Resiliency is a trait that often comes natural to women of color- pushing through in spite of the cards we are dealt. Always count your blessings and tap into the strength you are born with. No need to be ashamed love. If you've made it through a storm once you most certainly can do it again!
Don't forget to check the career pages of your favorite businesses and local organizations! If you've had success with a particular resource or offer services that would be helpful for other Queens on their journey, please connect with us to get it added to the list!
A setback is nothing but an opportunity for a comeback...
Dante Lee International
U.S Department of Labor