Be careful what you pray for, you just might get it.
For the longest time, I prayed for the job that I currently have because I felt like my contribution was not being appreciated at my older job. I didn’t want to waste any more of my life giving to an establishment that wouldn’t acknowledge my input so I set in motion an exit plan.I applied for other jobs in the same field and sat a couple of interviews. I was ecstatic when I got The Call despite all the warnings from my peers about the workload with my new employer. I told myself God wouldn’t give me more than I could handle and took the plunge. 9 months in, I see what my peers were talking about.
In the same manner, I have prayed for opportunities to work professionally on my writing. To be published elsewhere other than my own personal blog. Like He is wanton to do, God answered and instead of just the one opportunity I asked for with my big mouth, He granted two. Again, I was ecstatic albeit a little suspiciously this time. Between the 9-5 and the 2 writing projects, I’m lucky if I remember to shower (thank God for deodorant). I am clearly struggling with this work/life balance thing especially when it comes to honoring tea plans with friends. I have to stop myself sometimes and remember to live.
In the midst of all this, I found that when you have a passion for something, you won’t make any excuses. You would rather dose yourself on coffee and Rock Boom (tastes exactly like Red Bull by the way) than fail to meet a deadline. I guess that is the moral of the story in all this; find something you love and excel at it. I plan to.