On Monday, November 30, I was called into my CEO’s office and told that due to budget cuts my position was going to be phased out. Effective immediately.
It was a blow. I’d been at the non-profit for two years and although the job wasn’t my endgame, I was proud of the work I’d accomplished in the time there. I worked with a great group of dedicated women and I miss them. My office mate/program manager specifically.
I’m now joining the thousands of other Americans on unemployment. However, I do have my copywriting business and freelance writing keeping me company. I know others aren’t so lucky to have something like this to fall back on.
It’s weird to say that losing my job was not the greatest loss in my life. If I didn’t have copywriting or my other writing I think I’d be in an entirely different mindset. I know it’ll take me some time to make enough from those to cover what I’m losing, but I know through perseverance I will make it.
With all that said — and knowing there are many other people out there in a similar boat — I wanted to share some of my favorite quotes about perseverance. It might seem like this is never going to end, but I promise you, things will get better.
When in doubt, repeat one or more of these quotes and remember that you can get through this.
If you are going through hell, keep going. — Winston Churchill
Great difficulties may be surmounted by patience and perseverance. — Abigail Adams
It always seems impossible until it’s done. — Nelson Mandela
The will to preserve is often the difference between failure and success. — David Sarnoff
The best way out is always through. — Robert Frost
Change takes effort. And the reality is, most people don’t want to put in effort to better their life. — Cesar Millan
If you fell down yesterday, stand up today. — H.G. Wells