A Cause for Celebration

After 196 days, I’ve done it.

Teisha LeShea
Know Thyself, Heal Thyself

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Last year, I created a new series titled Teisha Finds a Job, where I document my unemployment journey. In May 2023, I was hired, and although it was a temp job, I was excited and relieved. In September 2023, I got the news that the temp role ended.

I was back at square one, reading job descriptions, applying, having different resumes for different job titles, interviewing, talking with recruiters, being rejected, cold calling, having a psychotic episode, and not having any money; my therapist at the time closed her practice. It felt like my mind and spirit went through a tornado.

For weeks, I shed tears, questioning my worth and whether I would ever get a job. December 2023, a few days before the new year, I was contacted by a company for an interview. I went through the gauntlet, meeting with different people five rounds and making it to the last round. A few weeks later, I got an email saying I didn’t get the job. That news was soul-crushing.

After reading that rejection, I remember sitting at the computer, eyes full of tears, and saying, “I don’t know what else to do.” I gave this interview process my all, and after giving your all, what else is there to give? That rejection encouraged me to create my ebook Rock Your Crown.

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