Let’s just say I listen to a lot of TED talks.
My office environment is lax, besides the few passive aggressive emails I receive from my (woman) boss every so often. Also, My chatty co-worker just moved cubicles a few weeks ago and now I am all by myself in my cubicle (besides the fact that my other (male) boss could easily tunnel vision me by a simple turn of his head).
So with that said I rejoice in the silence and take full advantage of it filling it with Education. I can’t listen to audiobooks because it is hard to follow sometimes with office interruptions, but I do listen to a lot of TED talks, when I am not busy counting down the minutes to go home, and I actually quiet enjoy them and thankful I am able to.
Here are some of the stuff that stayed with me and I want to share them with you:
Hello Wonderful Reader,
I am having the Sunday/Monday blues here. It’s 11:12 pm and I am not looking forward to the next day. I have vowed so many times during HARD TIMES that I would never complain about idiotic, trivial things such as traffic, or a job. BUT, here I am!! In a humble effort I am going to try to shift my perspective by listing the reasons why I am grateful for my job.
- I start at 6:00 am (by choice) and get off at 2:30 pm, which is earlier than most people.
- I can use my headphones at work.
- We have a Keurig machine at work (free coffee).
- My boss is working remotely and only comes 1 week out of the month.
- I have my own big cubicle, that is isolated from all others cubicles (except the fact the GM has tunnel vision to mine).
- I take 40 minutes lunches (instead of 30 minutes).
- I get to run my own meeting every week (which I dread but it is good practice to get out of my comfort zone).
- I get along with a couple of girls at work.
- It is generally a relaxed environment.
- My office is less than 20 people.
- We kinda don’t have a dress code.
- I GET PAID.
Dear Wonderful Reader,
It’s unsettling how I am 25 and still aren’t working my dream job. In fact, I don’t even know what my dream job. To be honest with you, I don’t even believe in the concept of “a dream job”. Quiet frankly, I feel like this is just bogus and probably a derivative of the “American Dream” bullcrap.
Simply, I want a job that I am going to enjoy. I know, I won’t even always enjoy it. I want a job that has purpose. Purpose that wakes me up everyday and urges me to continue. I believe I would enjoy a job a fighting for a cause. I care deeply about animal rights, and spreading the Gospel, and helping people/animals in general. Unfortunately, with great causes come great pains. I am full of fear about diving into those topics I know there is an ugly truth to what’s happening to animal each passing second, and christian minorities in the world. The truth is ugly and there is so much evil, that I am afraid of being exposed to that and I’m discouraged to help.
But, with great courage comes great rewards. My prayer is that I could gain this courage and guidance to walk in my purposeful path.