Friday, March 13, 2015

Be Humble

I lost my job in September. Laid off due to market cut backs.

 I have been driving for Uber while I looked for another job.  I recently had to stop driving for Uber for two reasons the lowered their rates twice & most importantly my son started to tell me he missed me.  This is not a post to complain about Uber.  I think Uber is great if you have the time and support. 

 I'm a single mom I was working a lot just to bring home a minimum about of money.  Then my son started to saying when will I be home, are you going to work again, and I miss you.  So I had to take a step back and reevaluate what was important right now.  So I reduced my time working and stayed home in the evening with him.  This was and is not an easy choice.  Our cell phones are off, we have little money for food, and all my bills are behind except for the rent. 

This has really force me to humble myself.  I was on public assistance before and when I got off I told myself I wouldn't do it again.  I would not go back to those long line and the social workers speaking to me like I was less then because I couldn't feed my children.  But when your children come home and there is nothing or very little for them to eat swallow your pride is what you must do.  So I went, stood in that long line and applied for food stamps however this time around instead of standing there complaining I brought my book to read.  Every person that work there I had to talk to I smile at, ask how they were doing and said thank you. I was out of there in less than an hour everyone and everyone I worked with was truly nice.  

I'm still looking for work.  I have gone on an interview and as I'm writing this I believe I have the job.  I will find out Monday.  Life is always a up and down journey and being too proud to ask for help is not the most productive way to live.  I thank God for the help I have.

I'm still Smiling

Be Blessed & Smile