Heyyyy everyone it's Wednesday March 11th, 2009. Today begins Phase 2. I am still pretty exhausted and sickly, but i went to my temp job anyway and kept stuffing those boxes. But today was different. While i was stuffing my boxes i received a voice mail. On my break i checked it and guess what. I GOT A JOB ! ! ! ! LMAOOOOOOOO
Remember the interview that inspired the blog named "Weakness..No way"? (Well if you haven't, go read it. but if you have continue reading...) In that blog i talked about an interview i went on that was really good and very positive in so many ways. Just to recap really quickly, the day was sunny and bright and the director, who is named Tonya, was just as bright as the day. She gave off an amazingly positive vibe that brought out the positive spirit of mine that i have been working on. She asked me questions that really helped me think deep and reflect on the person i am. They really were some interesting questions, it almost didn't feel like an interview. I felt like i was writing a blog. or maybe because of my recent growth with this blog, i was so sure of myself these questions were easy and didn't shake me at all, but just helped me think a little deeper. Anyway like i said the interview went really well, so low and behold...I GOT THE JOB ! ! lol.
So starting Tuesday March 17,2009, I will be a program assistant for the Helen Keller International Foundation. Here is the link to the website ( http://www.hki.org/index.html). Heres a little background on the organization...
(Founded in 1915, Helen Keller International (HKI) is among the oldest international nonprofit organizations devoted to fighting and treating preventable blindness and malnutrition. HKI is headquartered in New York City, and has programs in 22 countries in Africa and Asia as well as in the United States. HKI builds local capacity by establishing sustainable programs, and provides scientific and technical assistance and data to governments and international, regional, national and local organizations around the world. HKI programs combat malnutrition, cataract, trachoma, onchocerciasis (river blindness) and refractive error. The goal of all HKI programs is to reduce suffering of those without access to needed health or vision care and ultimately, to help lift people from poverty.)
Any way what i will be doing is going to Public Schools in Manhattan, Bronx, Queens, and Brooklyn and Monitoring and assisting in providing children with eye and hearing exams. Getting there paper work done and helping them get the proper treatment for whatever issue they may have. Now there is a little bit of a downside, but i don't see it that way. But anyway there aren't any benefits starting, and since i work in the public school system i work till June and get summers off then start back again in September. I mean summers off is cool but with no pay..that's no bueno. But the Director who interviewed me (which is my boss) said they are always looking to give someone who does a job well done a permanent position. So if i give my best everyday i can get a all year round position with benefits. But for now i am full time regardless I'm just gonna be the phenomenal person i am and get that benefit job in nooo time ! !
I want to give a huge thank you to my family....not the blood kind but my friends. Once i told them they celebrated and sound more happy than i did. Blessing me with congrats, I'm proud of you, i love yous all day. Although getting a job is what you do when you graduate college, its been a long process and its good to know that they are there for me and with me on my journey when they have their own journeys to worry about. I wanted to say that because i came home and told my mother and definitely didn't get that reaction. I didn't even get a sarcastic "yippee", and honestly it almost brought me to tears to feel like i cant do anything to get a good proud mom reaction out of her (because graduation didn't do that either so i thought i a job could of but no). Maybe she isn't good at showing emotions, but i am on my way at being great at it. i refuse to be held back by the negativity in my house. I was upset for a little while but spoke to someone and they said this
"they say family is supposed to be ur #1 support system, and since u consider ur friends ur family then u should be happy"
And right then and there my happy bubble blew up right around me again...I am super excited and so is my family... WE HERE AND U MAD ! !
I'm calling this Phase 2 because i will be taking what i have learned about myself in the past month and a half, and taking it into the real world. It will be a new journey to document and i cant wait to see what i learn about myself out there....
"Hard head 8th ward" Jovan Layne for surviving Hurricane KATRINA, coming to Suny New Paltz and having only 4 more classes to take to graduate hunny ! ! i love u boo and cant wait to see you this weekend ! !
Thanx for that line KING.....
The pic is of me with Helen Keller International's logo backwards lolol
Laterzzzz world (I HAVE A JOB lolol)