Monday, April 25, 2011

Don't Cry for Me Argentina

Don't Cry for Me Argentina, goes the song. Madonna sang this theme song from a depiction of Eva Peron of Argentina. Mrs Peron was a Political Strong (Wo)Man, of course. Therein lies my story...

I'm jobless...going on week 4. Am I worried? No. Fretful and overly-emotional? No. Concerned? Yes!

Some of my former colleagues have called offering genuine sentiments of grief-like condolences. I appreciate it; after all, who doesn't need encouragement?

The American Dream

For many, the dream is to have a job, financial stability, house, car, and a few creature comforts. Those things are all important, but now the very top of list for me. My Top A-Lister? Meaning and Purpose.

The motivation to seek career fulfillment lies within providing a living for myself and family. Hey, I'm human just like the next Joe. But at age 51, I've discovered that life is more than food. Referencing the Bible's book of Matthew: 
 "Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?"
Motivation, Life, and Disbelief

I consider myself to be self-actualized. Still, my chronological age reminds me of the vanity of it all (not to mention other close family members). We worship youth within Western culture. Disagree? Take a peek at the magazine covers at the supermarket checkout line.

Nevertheless, I subscribe to the school of you're only as old as you feel. Well folks, I feel like 25 years young. Hopefully potential employers will also see me as such.

As I continue to walk along this path, I'll post another blog (job search) update on Wednesday. Until then, wish me... 

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