|Cancer (June 21 – July 22)|
There are too many considerations you are currently taking into account and the more you think about them, the more you self-sabotage. If you want it, just take it. After all, this is your moment to grab what you can. If you chase dreams, you will live them. If you chase security as comfort, not happiness, then that is what you live. Choose wisely.
I think of horoscopes as little pokes to make you think not a law that must be followed but every once in a while they really hit home for me. I’ve always had the bad habit of self-sabotage or ‘preventive’ care of self. You know preventive ‘break up’ (keep him from dumping me I dump first .. HA) or preventive ‘job rejection’ no point in even sending my resume .. I’m not smart enough, well educated or just ‘enough’ for them to even look at my resume.
Over the years my protective habit of self-sabotage has kept me from a LOT of happiness! But over the past four years I’ve been really focusing on being more confident, liking myself and forcing myself to at least try. What has always left me most disappointed wasn’t failing but that I didn’t even try …
It’s a lesson I learn every time I hit my crossfit gym Pink Iron. I’ll say that I can’t do that exercise and the trainers will say ‘Cherry you gotta try at least one and if you need to I’ll modify it for you’ but as time goes on I realize that yes I can do it! So you just have to go for it!
Life isn’t perfect and neither am I! But I’ve learned something over the past three years that hard work and perseverance doesn’t always get you what you want but it gets you to where you need to be. It’s that I refuse to live with regret and to let my own fear of failure to keep me from pursuing my dreams. I decided three years ago to reevaluate my life from my weight to how I allow people to treat me and it’s been a hard journey but I’m still moving on the path of being a better me.
My doctor three years ago put the fear of God in me … well not God but obesity and all the negative health issues that entails. She told me that I was bordering on becoming morbidly obese if I didn’t do something about it and she went over what that meant as far as my body becoming a prison. I looked at myself and admitted to how unhappy I was with my body so made the conscious effort to change. I won’t lie it’s been a hard journey to change my relationship with food and exercise. The first step was realizing that I’m not on a diet since that’s a band aid or short term fix. No I’m changing my lifestyle and that it’s something I’ll have to work on but it’s for the right reasons. It’s not to look like a super model but to get healthy, be confident, like the way I look and to feel good about myself. If the new body attracts a man well that’s going to be a plus but not the reward. I’m doing this for ME!
It’s been a tough two years with losing my job at CSMC and trying to establish a new career path working full time for myself. After trying to get my business of the ground and educating myself on social media marketing I realize that my dream of being an entrepreneur is one that is going to have to be PT that instead I’m going to focus on finding a FT job in the field. I’ll simply keep my social media community management PT in my spare time like I’ve been doing the past six years.
I don’t want to say how long it’s been since I’ve had a happy relationship but it’s been a long time of my sacrificing way too much to have a man. When I say a man I mean a male who’s pretty much a peter pan but without the ability to fly! The past two years I’ve been working on me. I realized that my being ‘easy going’ permeated all facets of my life and that people took it to mean that I’m a doormat. It took a while but I realize not only do I want the same respect, courtesy and friendship I bestow on others but that I DESERVE it so I have a much smaller circle of friends than I’ve had in the past. I’m OK with that since I don’t want to twist myself up into knots for friends or even the man I date since they should like me as I am not despite my flaws but because my flaws and quirks are what make me .. me! So now I’m hoping to meet a great guy who will like me as I am (fat but losing weight, short curly hair that I don’t plan to relax, not a BMW driving baller chick) just an average woman who’s doing the best she can with what life throws at her! Never again will I have someone in my life who thinks of me as less than them since I’m not as pretty or successful no I’m all about relationships that add value to both our lives.
So for me these are the bedrock of my life a faith that good friends, love, health and career are what I’m working towards to create a circle that represents me. A good job that I enjoy. Feeling happy and confident with my fit body. Surrounded by true friends. This may not be the resolution that your seeking to fulfill or live by but it’s what I’m on the path to attain.
So I just updated my resume to better reflect my background and experience that relates to my pursuit of a FT or Consulting opportunity in the Social Media Field.
Cherry Davis – Junior League of Los Ange… | Indeed.com Resume.
In this economy I believe it’s not just about looking at the traditional sources but also leveraging your connections on linkedin, friends, networking and meeting people for connections. Make sure you use every opportunity to sell yourself and make a positive impression of business skills/abilities. Really analyze all your experiences (personal, volunteer & business) and make sure that your able to articulate how they’ll benefit the company. Recruiters/HR will NOT dig through your resume to find a gem they’ll toss it aside and look at the next candidate.