Rosa Fregoso, WEN Class 297
I have to start by saying that I never thought I would actually feel the changes I have experienced so tangibly. I do feel like I have grown mentally on this past 5 weeks.
I have always thought of myself as someone weak, without a real trait or personality.
I have gotten used to being the “Eeyore” I learned to love, but during this past weeks, I have learned that I have what it takes to succeed, that I am stronger than I thought and that when I really want to, I can do anything; If set my mind into it.
And after what it feels a lifetime, I can say, (and actually believe it when I hear myself saying it), that I am proud of myself.
I don’t ever remember feeling that way, ever. And I don’t know how it happened, but in a way, now; I don’t feel so embarrassed of the job I had for so long, because that job didn’t define me, If anything, It helped me build the person I became.
I chose WEN a long time ago when I was trying to get help, to find myself. The resume and mock interview classes are what primarily caught my attention, but the name:
“Women Employment Network” somehow told me, I was going to be able to find what I was seeking and didn’t even know I needed. I was blessed to end up in the place where I wanted to be and had forgotten about. I do believe in destiny. Back in 2016, I read about it and I knew that was the place I had to be in, I just had to be patient.
Since we started the program; I feel stronger, more confident and even happier.
Sadly, I wasn’t able to attend all the workshops I wanted, but I do appreciate greatly the ones I did. What I am most grateful for and I pray I can take from here has to be, my NEW FRIENDS and all the people I can count on.
Also, being able to sit down face to face with someone that will probably intimidate me, and that now I can talk to feeling more secure of myself, like my reviews said, that I portrayed myself as being confident. I have NEVER been called that in my life, and that meant a lot to me. I think I can safely say, It did change my life because now I know, I have it in me; I just have to let it out and smile. There is nothing a smile can’t fix. And I love that.
I am going to work very hard to achieve all my goals and dreams. One of them being; finding a job where I will be able to grow, advance and stay for a long time, one where I’ll be able to help other people that, like at one point myself, feel lost … also with luck a job that will allow me to have my nights off, so I can spend it with my kids.
I will get into any training, school and/or program that I have to, in order to achieve said goals. Because now I know, only I can stop myself, and I am not planning to.
No more sabotaging myself. The sky is the limit and I have so much to look forward too.
The time you have invested in me is not wasted and I will make you ladies proud... PINKY PROMISE!