It’s frustrating when going for a job interview only to hear, “You don’t have enough experience”.If you are fresh out of college, where are you to get the experience needed to do the job? Most employers want you to have experience.
Experience is important, to a degree, especially in the professional world. Once, after many years of being out of school, I applied to a college and was happy to hear that they were willing to give me credit for ‘Life Experience’, because I had certainly racked up a bit of knowledge and know how from raising children, developing the natural skills I possessed and creatively carving out ‘me time’ while maintaining a relationship with God!
I was extremely focused with whatever I was doing. I made sure that I’d set realistic goals for each week and followed through on them. As a result, I had begun to set higher and loftier goals all within the reality of life as a stay at home mom. Everyday, I began to weed out what was necessary activity from what was unnecessary activity.
In the midst of the dailiness of it all, life happened; as we all know. There were challenges and set backs, as well as the unexpected. There were some days that were down right bordering on the impossible! Throw a little sadness and loss into the pot and your world can come crashing down around you.
There is so much one can learn from life’s experiences, but one must pay very close attention to not only the events that are occurring, but the lessons learned from them. Even one’s mistakes can serve to teach valuable lessons.
Over the years, I found that keeping journals of my life experiences was helpful in ways that I hadn’t then realized. I was always writing and keeping record of all the events in my life from childhood. I became an author before I knew what one was.
It is with pleasure and joy that I am now able to share some of my experiences with the world at large. It has been a tremendous blessing to get the wonderful feedback from all who read my books. I’ve enjoyed book signings and guest speaker engagements, so graciously provided by God himself!
There’s value in life experience! May you record your own stories, good and bad. May you learn valuable lessons that they have to offer, and may you too one day share some of them with the world!
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