Happy Thanksgiving!

Today is Thanksgiving in the U.S.

Can a job seeker be thankful?

Almost five years after my very painful transition, I can say YES!

I’m thankful to be out of toxic environments.

I’m thankful to understand how I can control my career future.

I’m thankful to have been pushed into being creative with my skills.

I’m thankful to have gone down a path I thought would be fun and exciting but I’ve found, in addition, to be rewarding and empowering.

I’m thankful to other job seekers who have taught me to stop and smell the roses, and to list things that were positive in a forced transition.

I know what it is like to sit around and be jealous of others, when I was a job seeker and they had a paycheck, but do this: list what you can be thankful for.

You might just surprise yourself at how fortunate you are.

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