There was a time not too long ago when I was very disheartened...

There was a time not too long ago when I was very disheartened about the progress of my career. Literally hundreds of resumes had been sent out to prospective employers. I had applied for one job after another, only to be rejected toward the end of the selection process. Meantime I was underemployed in a position that didn't make use of my educational training.

Looking back, I now understand that the two and a half years spent actively searching for employment forced me to question what I really wanted to accomplish in my life. I had to turn directly to God for my strength and happiness. This wasn't easy for me, because for a long time I had a chip on my shoulder. I was hotly indignant at the thought that the world had played a big joke on me—the joke being that for all my efforts, expectations, and yearning I seemed prevented from beginning an adventurous and humanitarian career.

June 25, 1990

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