By Ashley Nixon
So for the first time since I was able to get my working papers I do not have a solid paycheck Full time 40 hour job. And the struggle is real.
When I was younger I felt like jobs were everywhere in the sky. Obtaining one that would that would satisfy my hunger and a few bills were nothing. Now I am coming into an age point where finding a suitable position to actually pay my mortgage like bills is a struggle. The process is like applying for college so many applications sent out and very sparse replies or acknowledgement back.
My feelings are currently in a mixture of confusion, annoyance, depression and a somewhat unsteady acceptance. In this is a feeling of want: wanting to just support myself and my significant other in with certainty. Personally I just need an acceptable job to pay my mortgage like bills.
Women are wonderful in an aspect of support for when even the strong struggle. Coming to an acknowledgement that the work searches are not as easy as it uses. My group has helped give me advice, things to read and knowledge for odd jobs that will help continue paying the little things that add up. Within the journey I have also acknowledge that new things may have to be learned and adjustments need to be made. I like many understand there are different environments in the workforce and may have to adjust in order to have the level that I want
Gessy Martinez, author of Why Strong Woman Struggle has you ask the questions:
Answering these are what help keep hope and faith alive in some of my darker times. Also helped lead me to my job today,