Americans have been facing harsh financial times in the past year or so & with the unemployment rate slightly above7%, it’s hard for someone like myself to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
I am one of the many recent college graduates that are struggling to find a career in this downturn economy. Graduating in December I tried to think, “New year, new possibilities,” but this past month has been very trying.
What I’ve failed to remember is how lucky I am to be able to dedicate myself full-time to finding a career. So many people wish they were in my position and I’ve been taking this for granted.
Instead of torturing myself for not having my dream job just yet, I have decided that while I have a great deal of “free” time, I should do something constructive with it.
I’ve now signed myself up to volunteer forAIDS Athens, a local non-profit that helps those infected with HIV/AIDS and contributes a great deal to educating on prevention of the spread of the disease.
I’m doing this in hopes that not only I can contribute time and effort to a great cause, but also that I may learn to appreciate my situation. Who knows, maybe this will lead to the career I’ve been looking for.