The Struggle is Real

It has been two years since Alli Billings graduated from college and no job offer. She is struggling to make ends meet and pay off her student loan debt. At this point in time, Alli has had numerous odd jobs, one internship, done volunteer work to gain experience in the P.R. field, and babysit. She is losing hope to fulfill her dream of being a “big city” reporter. She cries herself to sleep every night thinking that she will never be on T.V., make an impact out on the streets and in her community, deliver news to other to stay informed about what’s going on in the city and nationally, and much more. Alli finished applying for the 15th job of the day and got up to wash her face and brush her teeth before going to bed and looked in the mirror and saw someone who was broken, empty, confused, lost, unsure, and depressed. She said to herself in the mirror, “I will never have a job in journalism.” “I will never be good enough.” “I will never write my first book.” “I am alone.” “No one cares about me.” Alli stood there, and a tear rolled down her cheek, and she pressed her back against the bathroom wall and slide down and wrapped herself in a ball and started balling her eyes out. The only thing she could look forward to was babysitting, which made her feel worse.

How will she get over the pain and hurt of job hunting?

Find out in my book Girl, Rise.

Published by Allistar Banks-Author

Allistar Banks is a multi-genre author of several books ranging from children to young adult fiction. A Professional Pet Sitter by day, novelist by night, she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications from Lander University. A McCormick, SC native, she is a lover of southern cuisine, the mountains, local art, and history.

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