Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Hire me - it's ok :-)

As I have been sending out my resume and applying for a new job, it suddenly occurred to me that a prospective employer might search social media and etc... And end up here on my blog.

If so, I hope that they can see that my real life experiences that I write about here lend additional skills that add value:

Honesty
Integrity
Flexibility
Empathy
Leadership
Compassion
Persistence
Conflict management

So please, do not let the title of my blog scare you off - in fact, it could lead to an interesting interview!

Regards,

Athena

PS - my daughter and grandchildren are doing well!


7 comments:

Robin said...

Athena,

Just found your blog; you are an inspiration to so many.

I have a beautiful 21 yr old heroine addict and can relate to everyone's blog.

On a positive note, good luck with the job hunting!
Your honesty in your story speaks volumes to the person you are.

Best of luck.

Athena said...

Thank you for the kind words, Robin - I needed that! Good luck on your journey with your daughter ~ Hugs

William Appiah said...

Hi Athena,

I also just found your blog. I really enjoy your writing and your updates on your daughter and grandchildren. I want to commend you. You're a very strong woman and I pray for continued strength as you watch over your family and help your daughter with sobriety. One step at a time, one day at a time! :)

Unknown said...

Hey Athena I an just wondering how your daughters doing...it's been 2 years since your last post. I hope everything's ok with you and your family :)

Rebecca said...

Hi Athena,

I came across your blog and read every word with tears streaming down my face. I couldn't stop. My 19 year old daughter is in jail currently. (thankfully) But, she will be released in a few weeks. She is teetering on the verge of rehab but her P.O.S. junkie boyfriend keeps assuring her that it won't do any good.

Our family has had to be involved in a custody battle over a tiny, beautiful baby boy as well. That part of your story tore my heart apart for you. My brother had to fight for two years for custody of his son. This past January my nephew was four when he passed away in a tragic car accident. You are doing the right thing keeping him safe. When my nephew passed, my daughter fell into the needle hard and that is why she is currently in jail. (Again, thankfully she is there and not out with her boyfriend)

I hope you don't mind but I copied your blog and sent it to her. It was with a heartfelt, tear stained, letter asking her to seek help upon release.

For selfish reasons, I hope your story helps her. Please know that it has already helped me. This Mama needs to stick with the tough love and continued encouragement for her to get help and be healthy and happy. I love you for being courageous enough, and well written enough, to share this journey and touch a very raw part of my life.

I'll be standing by and keeping faith that one day you can write and say that your baby girl is getting help and doing better.

Thank You is not enough.

~Rebecca

Rebecca said...

Hi Athena,

I came across your blog and read every word with tears streaming down my face. I couldn't stop. My 19 year old daughter is in jail currently. (thankfully) But, she will be released in a few weeks. She is teetering on the verge of rehab but her P.O.S. junkie boyfriend keeps assuring her that it won't do any good.

Our family has had to be involved in a custody battle over a tiny, beautiful baby boy as well. That part of your story tore my heart apart for you. My brother had to fight for two years for custody of his son. This past January my nephew was four when he passed away in a tragic car accident. You are doing the right thing keeping him safe. When my nephew passed, my daughter fell into the needle hard and that is why she is currently in jail. (Again, thankfully she is there and not out with her boyfriend)

I hope you don't mind but I copied your blog and sent it to her. It was with a heartfelt, tear stained, letter asking her to seek help upon release.

For selfish reasons I pray your story helps her. But please know that it has already helped me. This Mama needs to stick with the tough love and continued encouragement for her to get help and be healthy and happy. I love you for being courageous enough, and well written enough, to share this journey and touch a very raw part of my life.

I'll be standing by and keeping faith that one day you can write and say that your baby girl is getting help and doing better.

Thank You is not enough.

~Rebecca

Athena said...

I just saw your comment! I hope all is going well for you and yours, Rebecca. My daughter is back in jail, but on an old charge. She has gotten off heroin - at least the last 3 years. Keep your chin up. ~Hugs