Not A Christmas Miracle, But An Amazing December!

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I started to study in March 2018, and had prior to that worked as a full time freelancer for several years. That transition, to go from being my own boss and working my own hours and going back to school was extreme. Not only did my financial situation change dramatically. I wasn't used to study what others told, and I wasn't used to being told what to do...

I am now an assistant nurse specialized in psychiatry, and I finished school with well-above average grades. I graduated last thursday and during friday, when I had been "unemployed" for about 17 hours after leaving school, I received a phone call.

They called me from the psychiatry department I did my APL at, (workplace-based learning that is included in the education), and they asked me if I were interested in a full time job. They were in need of a psychiatric nurse, or an assistant nurse specialized in psychiatry from January 2020, and they called me. Me.

I obviously told them that I was interested and we'll have a meeting in the beginning of 2020 to discuss salary, work hours etc.

They called me, and I didn't even apply for a job. They called me because I had done a great job and I obviously had an impact when I was there the first time. That is obviously an amazing confidence boost and it's also extremely uplifting and equally important for my self esteem.

You see, none of this was easy for me and I had more than a handful of moments where I was inches away from throwing in the towel. I have fought for several years with my mental health. I have fought my inner demons and I have been knee-deep in shit several times, but I have never given up. Despite me being one foot out on the street multiple times, I clenched my fists and kept holding on to my dreams and my goals. I promised myself to hold on to it until my very last breath, no matter what...

  • And I did.


This is one of my favorite quotes of all times:

“Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place and I don't care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard ya hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done!”
― Sylvester Stallone, Rocky Balboa

I am proud to say that I continued to move forward despite having literally all the odds against me. I had no income at all during the last 3.5 months, and everyone has bills to pay. I've struggled with a shit ton of anxiety and I've been stressed out for various reasons during my education, but I stood there last week shaking hands with teachers when I received my Diploma.

I am now one step closer to my goal in life, and December has given me some of my happiest moments in several years.

That Is A Real Success Story.

Merry X-Mas!


I remember the post of the stress and the worry, and I am so glad the year ended on a very high note for you. Congratulations.

Thank you very much, I appreciate it! Yeah, it has been a very bumpy ride, but I managed. :)

Awesome! Congrats on graduating and getting that phonecall!!!

Thank you! It feels really awesome. Can't wait until 2020!

Awesome news. I’m so pleased for you - you deserve good fortune following the time of hard work and perseverance. Enjoy the rest of your 2019!

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Thanks mate, I truly appreciate it. :)

This is what a "overnight" success looks like folks ;)

Congratz my dude, its good to hear things are looking up for you :D
And hey, if they called you, you nailed it you were there :D

Haha yeah, that is the true meaning of "overnight" success.. lol

Thanks dude, I appreciate it. And yeah, I guess they were satisfied with whatever I did. :)

It kinda is haha :D You have talked about it here, but imaging some just read this and "though, damn he is lucky to get that phone call" :D That would be an overnight success for them :p

The are insanely satisfied with what you did :D

Take my job e.g, I did apply for it, but because I had worked there under the souschef before, they called me 2 hours later and said they wanted to talk :D
Companies doesn't just call you if you didn't do a good job :D

That is very true, but that's unfortunately also one of the reasons for "success stories" to work in terms of business and when it comes to sales. People instantly believes whatever things that has been laid out for them because it usually plays on emotions in one way or another, or people relates to several things within the stories.

It's unfortunate, but it's the way it is. Success doesn't come overnight, but people still believe it does.

Yeah, you are right about that. The reason they called me was because I had made a good impression the first time, obviously, which is why I am super satisfied too.

I think at if people still believes in overnight success, then they will live a misable life xD

I dont worry about that stuff, thats up to people themselves :D

Understandable :D

This was great to read. Seems you had a well deserved Christmas gift! 🙂 congratulations and Merry Christmas!

Thank you very much, I appreciate it! :) - Merry X-mas!

I can sense your feelings of joy and self-confidence. I am so happy for you & your awesome accomplishments. Keep your chin up! You are going to have a huge impact on the people that are lucky enough to be in your care. Sounds like a beautiful end to the decade and beginning of a new one. Steem on friend! Merry Christmas 🎄❤🎁⛄❄

Thank you! ❤🎁

Yeah, it's actually hard for me to understand that his happened. I mean, they called me and they offered me a job... And I didnt even apply for it. They just called. That is amazing! :)

I just hope this snowball will continue now, would be wonderful to be on a roll in the beginning of 2020 too. Merry Christmas! :) 🎄⛄

Yeahhhhhhhhh André!!! It's about time you caught a break. You really hauled ass for this one though. I hope it's even better than you thought it might be. ⛄❄🙏☀️❤

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Super happy to hear everything is going well for you, man. Good shit :)

Thanks man! Yeah this feels really great!

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