maybe if we don’t take hold of the clock, the clock takes ahold of us.
it’s the unexpected that changes our lives : the people we know only for a short period of time, the things we never expected to happen, the places we go to understand another person, the chances we take, the fears we face, the dreams we pursue, the love that beats through our veins, the strangers who teach us something we didn’t know. but the people especially. the ones who touch us. they change everything they give us a courage we didn’t know we had.
This is the first time I’ve come across a job application that did not have some kind of form or request for your resume but I kind of appreciate that because as I sat down to contemplate what to write – I thought of all the raw truths my resume does not reflect and this is what I came up with. Hopefully it’s enough to get my break 🙂
My name is Allison Ryder and my resume identifies me as a hardworking, responsible, and dedicated worker with a professional, detail-oriented, and proactive approach. It states that I possess strong interpersonal, creative, computer, written, and verbal skills; with a profound knowledge of business, editing, and proofreading. It will also reflect my commitment to work while being a full time student and my experience in various different industries.
However, what it will not show is that I worked full time to put myself through school and that hard work paid off when I graduated with High Honors in English with a BA in English Writing and a minor in English Literature and how I was acknowledged on the Dean’s List. It does not show how I took my dreams into my own hands and was published in 2010 with a book of poetry titled “Words Left Unspoken,” through Janson Media. It does not reveal that I am in the process of publishing again but this time it is a book of poetry and a book of action fiction.
My administrative experience and background makes me an asset for many jobs but it is my love for writing and my dream to pursue editing and publication that makes me ideal for this particular position. Though my editing experience has been academic and personal; for myself and the works of friends, as well as on my personal blog, I count it because I utilize my knowledge to do it. My resume does not show how I assist, write, and edit resumes for my friends and co-workers, not for money but just by request. Ironically enough the courses offered through IAP are all industries I’ve had interest in since childhood. I have a list of passions, dreams, risks, and goals to pursue by the end of my life and working for an event planning/wedding decorating company or running one is on that list.
Perhaps stumbling across this position is more than simple interest but an act of mere fate. Perhaps I will learn more than I could have hoped for working for this company and this company will benefit from my commitment, talent, and skills. I have searched for a job which compliments what I went to school for, since I graduated in 2012 and I have not found one or I have not been given the chance to prove my value. This is more than a job position to me, this is my dream and I will put everything I have into pursuing it. This being a work from home position makes it even more worthwhile because I can edit as I write, in the comfort of my home. This is my field of study, my interest, and my primary focus and I would love the opportunity to work for your company.
Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to hearing from you.
You know what perfect is? It’s a test.. It’s a challenge for your mind, heart, body, and soul – it’s meant to break you and make you until you learn that there is no perfect. It’s invisible to the eye because it doesn’t exist – it reveals what you’re made out of because when perfection no longer has power over you – you realize you’ve been complete all along. The idea of perfection tests boundaries, it motivates you but it’s not something that’s tangible. It’s not some prize you win and it’s certainly not an end point – if you let this idea manipulate your mind and control your life – you’ll never be happy because you’ll never uncover the camouflage of perfection. Perfection lies in being real, in being honest, in being the best version of yourself, of bettering yourself after mistakes, of being full of flaws and imperfections that you own, of taking chances and opportunities that make your life full, of spending time with people who bring something beautiful to your life, of being true to you, of being happy. At the end of the day, there’s no being perfect, there’s just all of this. Don’t spend your life striving for perfection when you can be enjoying the truth of life. Your pursuit of dreams, passions, love, and yourself should be something more than a pursuit of perfection – there is no depth, no meaning, no impact in this.
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by allison ryder
strayed away from the road
i was, perhaps, destined for
long ago. listened to some discouragement
in the passions i pursued.
perhaps, it was not due to belief that i
was not good enough, but because of fear,
never accepted opinions, judgments,
or advice on other passions though.
i drove into these,
as if they were open flames. as if
i could not be burned. as if i could
pierce the world like lightning
but this lightning could not strike me.
as if i could not be killed. i have always
continued in my ways. fear not being an option,
comes with time, growth, circumstance.
broken bad habits was an effect
of people who were the cause.
people who made change easier.
for i wanted to be the best i could be.