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Day: March 10, 2017

Gratitude – Day In, and Day Out

Gratitude – Day In, and Day Out

For most jobs out there, they’re usually everyday, except for major holidays, in which case, you may get a few days off here and there. When you work at a school, it can be a little different. While some who work at a school get summers off, others get abbreviated hours through the summer – nevertheless, there’s some time for a break! Which is a great thing. Rest is very much needed!

I have something like three months until summer, and as I reflect on my current role, I feel extremely grateful for the privilege I have to work with young people everyday, and work with colleagues that are knowledgeable, inspiring, and funny, too. Pretty cool! Of course, not all days are roses, and not all days are awesome, and stress and busy-ness is real, but still, the gratitude is real. Gratitude to the Cabrini Sisters for having formed me for the work I do now, and gratitude that I work at a place where my values can be lived out and shared.

When I worked in sales and marketing right after graduating college, it was such a fun time! I learned a lot – how to write professional emails, how to handle a sales meeting, how to use all of the shortcuts in excel, etc., but I also learned that selling advertising space was not what my ultimate call in life was to do. While I am not quite sure about many things, that is one thing I am certain of. Yet, it sharpened my skill sets, that I can now apply to other areas of my life. And for that, I too, am grateful.

At that job, I remember not getting a promotion when all of my other colleagues were getting theirs, and it took me a little more time until I got there…but I remember working my butt off for it. Hard work does pay off, but it did come at an expense…and it led me to realize that I didn’t love the direction I was going in. Thank God for discernment.

And yet, through it all, I am grateful for the opportunity to learn more about my role in the world. Yes, I have a job, but moreso, I have a life. And one life – and I have the opportunity to try my best everyday – in, and out of my workplace. Thank God for that!