Submitted by Farshad Farzad - "On September 30th, 2009, I was no longer employed. I had made the decision to move to a new state to pursue a dream but most importantly my heart. Sometimes in life you have to sacrifice things, so you can gain others. In this instance, I sacrificed friends, work and comforts. However, I gain so much more in this move.
All along I have tried to stay positive and keep faith that things will work out. I told myself that things will only improve from here. For seven weeks I have struggled to find a new job. Outsiders pressured me to take jobs that I was just not comfortable taking. The old mantra, "it's a job just take it in this economy." I didn't want to take it. When you pick a mate or a school or a car you don't pick the 2nd or 3rd best just to have it, you always strive to do better. That's what I did. I waited and waited and waited.
Yet in my heart of hearts I just knew that my patience in the end would pay off. I kept the faith. Faith in myself and most importantly faith in my decision to move to my new state and hold strong. It hasn't been easy but I just kept chugging along. I knew in my heart and soul that this is where I had to be, where I needed to be and where I wanted to be.
After 7 long weeks my patience paid off. I found a job. It was not easy but having that faith that I would succeed carried me through the last 7 weeks. I am so grateful for the opportunities that have been created for me. Most importantly I am grateful for having the courage to remove myself from what is comfortable to pursue something I believed in.
Faith does not have to be in a higher being (it can be but not necessary). Faith is a powerful tool and it can certainly help you get through times of the unknown.