The loss of a job, can feel like the loss of you a part of you at least. Some people feel depressed, lost, and hopeless. It’s actually natural to feel those things. Your working environment/career is a big part of your life. If you get laid off, fired, etc. you might grieve afterwards and that is okay. You are grieving what once was, a time in your life that you are now parting from. Acknowledge your feelings, it’s acceptable because you’re human. After your grieving phase, you might start to feel hopeless, less than, etc. because you’re now searching for a sense of purpose. You’re out there drifting around, trying to touch land somewhere else. You’re trying to get there, put yourself out there but it doesn’t happen right away. The longer time goes on, the more self-loathing can set in. Let me continue with saying that, I know what it feels like to go your whole life having a job since you were 15 to all of a sudden having nothing. Being left without a job. It’s a total lifestyle wakeup call, turning event in life. Here’s the thing though, that people tend to do that is a huge mistake. They place their worth in their work. Let me elaborate, they place their self worth in an Earthly job. They feel that based on the earthly job that they have and money, determines their entire self worth. People use jobs and occupations to validate their very own existence and that they are worth something based on how high in the working world they can get. Sadly, people get stuck in that mind set and I’m ashamed to admit that I had a taste of that mindset too. While we certainly need money to live and survive, money & material wealth do not mean shit when it comes to your value as a person. Yes, strive for personal accomplishments that you set for yourself and live life the best you can but remember a life worth living is a life who realizes the value in oneself not based on circumstance but based on personal development as an individual & just being. What is the most important thing to you? The jobs you held or the people and relationships that helped you blossom as a being? Do not ever believe that you are not good enough. Maybe you’re just not ready yet. Always strive to do the best you can in anything your heart desires but remember to have confidence in who you are as a person. Remember you are worth something. Determine your worth for yourself, do not let others determine it for you.