Thursday, October 16, 2008

Rocks on the Fox

Rock balance on the Fox River in downtown Elgin, Illinois.

There comes a point when trying to balance a rock when you think to yourself this is not going to work - give it up. Especially when people are watching. But if you stick with it, slowly adjusting the contact point of the top rock with the surface of the rock beneath it, you'll eventually hit a point where you know that the rock will stand - you'll feel it, and it's only a matter of time and ever-so-slight adjustments before the rock stands on its own.

I'm more than a month out from losing my job and have done the things that job seekers have to do to find work. Resumes, job boards, search firms, networking and answering countless ads. I'm waiting to hear back from a couple of interviews. Along the way I've heard how tough things are job-wise in this economy. I've more than once thought to myself this is not going to work.

But I'm going to stick to the plan, make adjustments where needed and push through this, trusting that at the end, I'll be standing on my own.

Click on this post's headline for image EXIF data. Photograph © 2008 James Jordan.


n8 said...

Indeed, talent as great as yours will not go overlooked for too much longer.

PhilB said...

Amazing balance. All the best with the job hunting. It's a tough time.

Steve said...

You have a number of talents Jim, I just hope that whatever job you land next includes a photography element to it. We should ALL end up foremost doing what we love to do (and get paid for it!).
I continue to enjoy daily and be inspired by your "volunteer" work on this blog.

Wanda said...

James, my computer wont show me your picture... I'll be back later and try again.

Wanda said...

I'm back....thanks for the advice on how to get the picture.

This is so amazing... You are the best balancer I know......