A woman’s hilarious photo shoot with her 'job offer' has gone viral. It’s incredible.

Benita Abraham has some exciting news, everyone.

"I finally found my soulmate, my perfect match, my boo," the 37-year-old wrote on Facebook.

"After seven long months, I found the perfect job with a company that truly cares about its employees and one I will learn so much from."


Photo courtesy of Benita Abraham, used with permission.

That's right, folks: Benita has kissed unemployment goodbye.

The moment really couldn't have come soon enough.

Photo courtesy of Benita Abraham, used with permission.

The Californian said she wanted to do something big to relay the news to friends and family considering her job hunt had been going on for quite a while.

"I wanted to make some sort of creative announcement," Benita said. "And my friend, Alyse, said, 'Oh my God, you should totally do one of those maternity or engagement-style photo shoots.'"

So that's exactly what she did.

Benita, you are my queen. Photo courtesy of Benita Abraham, used with permission.

Photo courtesy of Benita Abraham, used with permission.

Being unemployed was tough for Benita, who considers herself a very career-driven person. So it wasn't just about the money: "It was more about, what do I do? What do I do with all this spare time?"

She certainly found something fun to fill up her final days before starting her new job.

She created decorative signage to make the announcement official.

Photo courtesy of Benita Abraham, used with permission.

She noted all the key dates that led up to her special day.

Photo courtesy of Benita Abraham, used with permission.

And she let everyone know with certainty that, yes, she is officially off the market.

The job market, that is. Benita is conquering the health administration world.

Photo courtesy of Benita Abraham, used with permission.

"It is a great company," Benita said of her employer, noting she tends to be picky about her career choices.

Benita was excited to see the responses flowing into her messages and the comments filling up her news feed.

Because — aside from just thinking the photos were hilarious — the photos' message resonated with people in a more substantial way.

The pics weren't about, say, life achievements like weddings or babies (although, both those things are great!) — they were about celebrating yourself for reaching a goal. And that matters.

"I received a lot of comments from women just saying, 'This is awesome,' and 'It’s about time we celebrated our career accomplishments, as well as our personal,'" Benita said. "I love to hear that kind of stuff."

Benita, you may not have intended to do it, but you've won over the internet's heart.

Photo courtesy of Benita Abraham, used with permission.

And to anyone struggling with unemployment, Benita has a few words of advice.

"Don’t lose hope," she said. "And whatever jobs you are looking for, and whatever interviews you go on, be yourself. Let them see who you really are. And also, do your research."

Good luck during your first week, Benita!

And remember: There are a lot of people rooting for you.

Photo courtesy of Benita Abraham, used with permission.

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Shanda Lynn Poitra was born and raised on the Turtle Mountain Reservation in Belcourt, North Dakota. She lived there until she was 24 years old when she left for college at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks.

"Unfortunately," she says, "I took my bad relationship with me. At the time, I didn't realize it was so bad, much less, abusive. Seeing and hearing about abusive relationships while growing up gave me the mentality that it was just a normal way of life."

Those college years away from home were difficult for a lot of reasons. She had three small children — two in diapers, one in elementary school — as well as a full-time University class schedule and a part-time job as a housekeeper.

"I wore many masks back then and clothing that would cover the bruises," she remembers. "Despite the darkness that I was living in, I was a great student; I knew that no matter what, I HAD to succeed. I knew there was more to my future than what I was living, so I kept working hard."

While searching for an elective class during this time, she came across a one-credit, 20-hour IMPACT self-defense class that could be done over a weekend. That single credit changed her life forever. It helped give her the confidence to leave her abusive relationship and inspired her to bring IMPACT classes to other Native women in her community.

I walked into class on a Friday thinking that I would simply learn how to handle a person trying to rob me, and I walked out on a Sunday evening with a voice so powerful that I could handle the most passive attacks to my being, along with physical attacks."

It didn't take long for her to notice the difference the class was making in her life.

"I was setting boundaries and people were either respecting them or not, but I was able to acknowledge who was worth keeping in my life and who wasn't," she says.

Following the class, she also joined a roller derby league where she met many other powerful women who inspired her — and during that summer, she found the courage to leave her abuser.

"As afraid as I was, I finally had the courage to report the abuse to legal authorities, and I had the support of friends and family who provided comfort for my children and I during this time," she says.

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Often, parents of children with special needs struggle to find Halloween costumes that will accommodate medical equipment or provide a proper fit. And figuring out how to make one? Yikes.

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