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It Is Okay To Not Be Ready

I lost my job this week. Yep. Me. Miss Smart Pants. The only time I’ve ever been fired is when I had a blog my boss didn’t like. (Long story).

It really hurt. My ex-boss said a lot of nice things about me and my creativity but basically told me I was too slow with transactions, which I later realized was my strength at Starbucks where I would spend 7 hours working the register.

I left this last job because I just “wasn’t getting it.”

So, what have I learned? I am not ready to work, even part-time. And I’ve learned that that is okay. It is okay to not be ready. It is called mental illness because you are ill and as such certain allowances should be made. Not working is one of them.

It will get better one day, for now,it is okay.

Photo by Gattou – Lucie Provencher

It Is Okay To Not Be Ready

Elaina J. Martin

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APA Reference
Martin, E. (2016). It Is Okay To Not Be Ready. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 19, 2019, from


Last updated: 27 Dec 2016
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 27 Dec 2016
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