Now I’m doing a job called job hunting. I spend a long time on job search, send tons of email, and get almost no reply. How discouraging is it? In such a depressing situation, I was lucky today though I did not get any good news; two small events encouraged me.
I went to a bank, and had a little time to chat with a bank clerk. I told her that I’m now looking for a job and it is hard to get one. She doesn’t know me, doesn’t know what I have done, and doesn’t know what job I’m looking for. But she said “I’m sure you will find a good job”. Probably she says that to anyone in the same situation. But even such an ordinary conversation encourages me now.
In the afternoon, I went to school to teach sketching. It was only one hour, but some students showed improvement. I don’t remember how many times I heard “thanks Hiro”. Can you imagine how encouraging it is? It does not do anything for my job hunting except for adding one line to my resume. But knowing that I contribute something encourages me while no employers need me so far.
I won’t have any special event tomorrow. I wonder how I will manage to avoid getting discouraged.