I can still remember something Roger said to me the first time I interviewed him years ago. I was trying to get a sense of the person he is off the court and asked him a question I’ve asked hundreds of athletes: What do you love?
Now, in the past I’ve heard everything from “I love horror movies,” to chocolates to fast cars and, of course, winning. Roger simply smiled and said, “I love Mirka.”"
It’s Friday! Oct 10, 2014! And it only means one thing - 3 more days till I officially become employed by the Government. Man, just typing that ‘G’ word made me think thrice if I want to cancel this entire post. Public Service. P u b l i c s e r v i c e.
I knew that I wanted to work in the public service (first it was teaching, now this) but I didn’t think I would end up here. However, my sister reminded me of one of my biggest takeaways from GoForth 2014.
At GoForth, I was exposed to the poor living conditions of our foreign workers and the need to reach out to them. Going for GoForth completely changed my perspective on them and now, I try to give them a polite smile instead of shunning them. On and off, I had been praying about how I can help them… and then I was given this job almost immediately, after my interview. Mere coincidence? Hm, maybe not.
Many have asked if I was excited to “start a new phase of life” or “become a working adult”… I wouldn’t say that I’m completely overwhelmed with excitement and emotions to begin a new chapter, but I would say that I’m excited to see what God has in store for me. I feel like I’ve already fixed two pieces of the puzzle together and I can’t wait to see the entire picture! The rational side of me tells me that I’m just being idealistic - what can I do/how can I help them since the organisation already has their own set of operating procedures? You never know, y’know. God makes all things possible and I’m excited (yes now I am) to see what He’s going to do!
Today is also my ‘last’ day of freedom and I’m relishing every single moment of it, like i’m-going-to-take-a-2-hour-nap-after-a-swim kind of relish. The past 3 months (July-Sept) were life-changing to say the least. I’m glad I did what I did, and I have no regrets. I’ll travel the world later, don’t worry.
I’m filled with gratitude that God led me to where I am today and I know that I can’t do without Him.
Jack and Jill went up a hill,
to fetch a pail of water.
Jack fell down and broke his crown,
and Jill came tumbling after.
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