Updated: Oct 22, 2019
This post is dedicated to my Grandma Remedios+ who recently passed away (may she rest in peace). Have you ever felt a hole in your chest or stomach? That's exactly how I feel right now. Completely in disbelief, pointless and empty.
I am unable to focus... I have been trying and today I decided to try again. My Grandma was my number one cheerleader, she was there for me throughout my college and grad school days. She was strict and incredibly supportive--especially whenever I doubt myself. When I felt so much pressure balancing my academics and Student Council, in her quiet and gentle ways, she told me I could do it. Every time I would second guess myself, I turn to her for guidance. My Grandma is the light that pulls me away from a black hole. "A black hole is a place in space where gravity pulls so much that even light can not get out. The gravity is so strong because matter has been squeezed into a tiny space. This can happen when a star is dying. Because no light can get out, people can't see black holes."
Sometimes it could feel nerve-wracking when you don't hear back from the hiring manager or Human Resources a few days after attending a job interview. When this happens to you, allow for silence. I encourage you to dodge that black hole and don't let it absorb your light.
Just like black holes, career barriers, are invisible so you must be prepared to put things to perspective--and see them as temporary setbacks. When you feel down and your luck seems oddly unfavorable, think about how many stars there are in the universe... and you will realize just how much brighter the world can be if you only believe in yourself.
Focus on your own light and then one day, you won't feel invisible anymore.