The Struggle Of Finding The Right Job

After university ends life starts to feel like a big empty hole. When you are in university or college there is always a push that makes you keep going even if you don’t want to. But as soon as you step out of university it feels like you have stepped on a deserted island where your first goal is to look for water but exactly in which direction, becomes the big question.

During my last month in the university I was having mixed feelings. I already had some ideas in mind but they weren’t yet ripe enough to implement. Then the final exams began and ended all too soon. The first 2 months I enjoyed, Alhumdulilah and I am still enjoying. I have gone to a few job interviews but something just didn’t feel right. I am a person who adjusts quite easily but certain times I just don’t feel like settling for anything less.

With 5 years of experience in freelance writing and 4 years of experience in blogging I can easily get a full time writing job (was also offered from a few places) but that is not what my life goal is. I know some of you reading this might think that I am being ungrateful but honestly I don’t want to settle for something that is not going to give me the satisfaction even if it brings in a lot of cash. I love writing but working as a full time writer is not what I would enjoy doing hence I am still in search of that right job.

I have always wanted to work in a field where I could bring positive change in the lives of people. My blogging allows me to do that and so does the book that I finished writing several months ago. Now I wish to work in an organization where I can actively do this. People have told me that I should just settle with whatever offer I am getting but once again I want to follow my heart just like how I did when I was confused between choosing to become a doctor or a psychologist. I believe in doing something that I enjoy so I can give my best to whatever I am doing.

I don’t mean to rant in this blog post but I thought this piece of my feelings can be a source of inspiration for those who are struggling to follow their dreams rather than the crowd. If you are not ready to settle for something that doesn’t excites you then it is totally okay. If you are still lost and not able to decide what you want to do in life, it is still okay. If you believe that despite all the hopelessness you will still find the job that you want, then it is totally fine. If you are not running after money but rather expertise, then that is wonderful. If you are not ready to follow the herd and want to make your own path, then that is great!

Just know that Allah is closer to you than the jugular vein. He will answer your prayers and He knows your good intentions. Stay strong, keep praying and don’t stop striking over and over again.

Life is not just about earning money,

It’s about doing the thing that defines you.

Jazakillah khairun kaseerun.

A New Semester

Since very early years of my life I have been used to a lot travelling. An Umrah trip to Saudia Arabia by road every year with my family and travelling to Karachi from UAE and back thrice a year. Plus, my life in UAE always consisted of long drives to different cities; Abu Dhabi, Fujairah, Umm Al Quain, Ras Al Khaimah, and picnics to the parks, beaches and corniche, and hanging out with family in the mall during weekends. My trips to Karachi during vacations again involved a lot of activities like shopping, parties, weddings, and family picnics to Hawks Bay and water parks. So all in all, I never got to sit at home for too long.

Now when I have finally moved to Karachi for good (been like five years now), apart from the days I have university and get to socialize and move around, holidays can be very troublesome for me, specially the long ones. After a few days I start feeling sick, rather melancholic. There is this mixed feeling that I wish to write something, have an idea on my mind but simply don’t feel like. Or I have this amazing and intriguing book next to me but I don’t at all want to read because all I want to do is go and hit the roads.

So until I could finally get back to the life I was living back in UAE, I will just make do of my university. And talking about university, a new semester begins tomorrow so I am looking forward to another set of new experiences, pressures and fun and will take it as an opportunity to get rid of these unwanted feelings.

I’m feeling positive Alhumdulilah 🙂