Nery Solano

My Name is Sam...Sometimes

Now I have come to terms with my name in a variety of situations. I am older now and the confusion and anger I felt around my name has subsided.


I am midway through college and I begin my search for a "real" job. I get my resume together and begin to send it out. My name splashed across the top "NERY SOLANO"; eagerly waiting, I received very little in response. (You may be thinking I was just under-qualified. This was my initial response, too).


I went to one of the interviews that I had landed and was met with, "Wow, you look nothing like I expected."
Which reminded me of the uniqueness of my name, at least around here.


I decided to give the same jobs I had not received a call from a second shot, but with the name SAM. The emails began to come in. Although I was happy, that confusion crept back into my mind as I had to grapple with my name even as I began transitioning into adulthood.

To be continued.....

(P.S. this was way before I applied here and this does not reflect on the hiring practices of SlideBelts.)


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