Aunty Bella is our agony aunt column on BellaNaija. We launched this column in the early days of BN and periodically feature issues sent in by BN readers.
We hope the BN family can offer insightful advice.
Help! Sometimes I feel all the odds are against me.
This is my story.
I am a young girl of 22 years and unemployment is frustrating my life. Since I finished youth service, there’s been no job and I am tired already. What have I not done? I’ve prayed, fasted, mid nights, cast and bound, uprooted and destroyed, believed…yet it seems nothing is working in my favour.
My aunty took me to a woman of God one time like that. The woman said I needed deliverance; till now the deliverance hasn’t happened.
I mean, I try. I have gone for countless aptitude test in banks, NGOs, auditing firms you name it, but I get kicked out in the middle of the recruitment process. Even one where I had top marks, I wasn’t chosen – (because I look fragile).
I run around like a fool, shuffling between Abuja and Lagos in the past 6 months…yet no job.
My parents are tired of using the little money they have as transport fare for me.
A graduate like me cannot boast of 5k in her account. I cannot support my parents and younger ones. I’m tired BN.
Yes, I know you will say learn a skill. I seriously love fashion, but I don’t even have the money to pay a road side tailor to learn, not to talk of a fashion school.
If only i can see tomorrow and know when this suffering will end.
I think of doing runs, but the good girl in me will always be singing (karma is a bitch) in my ears. I know I am no saint but I prefer doing it the right way.
BN, I am depressed I have never had it this difficult in my life before. I mean I got into university at the age of 15 graduated 20 (5-year course) Now, I’m 22 and I feel I am stagnant.
Do you think God is testing me?
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