Thursday, November 18, 2010

Singing in the Rain

Sometimes in life everyone needs to go sing in the rain. Today was one of those days. I am back to job hunting and it can be a very frustrating experience. It can also be hard on one's sense of confidence. One of the challenges I still deal with on a regular basis is maintaining a sense of self confidence in light of the changes that have occurred. Job hunting is really brutal because it is all about being judged and whether you are "good enough" to do the job.

I got email this morning from my wife who shared a story about a patient she was seeing had been essentially blind for 20 years because of a surgery gone wrong. She was able to help him with a donated low vision aid that allowed him to read for the first timer in 20 years. I think of that and realize that my challenges are not so huge. So today when I got another rejection on the job hunt, I went for a walk/run in the rain. If I'm not working I might as well work on getting in shape. That is something I can control - although the weather is another matter.