Landing the perfect job is no easy feat, which is why this California woman decided to celebrate with a photo shoot – just her and her offer.
Benita Abraham from Long Beach told InsideEdition.com that she has been working in healthcare administration for over 15 years.
After being laid off from her last position in December, she spent the seven months unemployed and working to figure out the next steps in her career, KCBS reported.
Finally, in July, a company in her field reached out to her with a formal offer.
“I was so excited and trying not to make a fool out of myself on the phone with the recruiter,” Abraham told InsideEdition.com. “I knew what I wanted to do and how I wanted my career path to go, and it just fell in line.”
She decided to break the news on Facebook, but decided her milestone deserved more acknowledgement than a simple status update.
Abraham instead decided to do a photo shoot, honoring the newest achievement in her life.
“I finally found my soulmate, my perfect match, my boo,” she wrote on Facebook. “After 7 long months, I found the perfect job.”
She used supplies from a dollar store and her iPhone to create romantic scenes on the beach, where she held up a sign that said, “I said yes!”
Abraham even took pictures of herself in bed with the framed offer, captioning it #EmployedWithBenefits.
While the photo series has left friends and strangers laughing, Abraham said she hopes it can help other women realize that significant events other than engagements, weddings and pregnancies should be celebrated.
“There is this well-known expectation [in my family] that once you get to a certain age, you get married, you have children, and that’s your life goal,” she said. “For me, I’ve never been of that mold. It’s letting people know you don’t have to follow that mold as a woman.”