It’s relaxing to spend the evening listening to some soothing soundtrack from the web, while drinking a cup of Green Tea with Chamomile – well, I’m up to my second cup already, as a mater of fact. I’m sitting here in my newly spruced up study room, accompanied by the songs from AVRO Klassiek webradio – one of my favourite radio stations on the web – no ads, no radio DJs who try to be hip and cool – just good music throughout.
I’ve just finished sending a couple more applications – just so that I’m not too complacent. I am still cautiously optimistic about the interview tomorrow and I have spent some time looking at the organisation’s website and getting myself acquainted with the key activities and matters that are important to the organisation. The interview will be at 3pm, and before that, I will have a meeting with an executive recruitment agency at 10am, so tomorrow will be pretty busy. No doubt I will spend the rest of the afternoon also cleaning up and getting it ready for Friday’s barbeque. It should be good to have some friends over and just celebrate – well, celebrate life, really. I know that life is not about working and chasing career and one of the key ingredients why I can keep myself sane and grounded during this trying time is because of the support that my friends have given me. I continue to receive emails from my sisters as well, reminding me about God’s plan and faith – all of them have contributed to my being able to keep on smiling. The past few months is truly the proof for me that the joy of the Lord is my strength.
Talking about friends, it is also interesting to note that my situation has helped me to filter my friends – who are genuine, and who are ‘the fairweather friends’. There are also some genuine friends, who I unfortunately shy away from, because of my tendency to cocoon myself at home, rather than being out and about and enjoy their company. Hopefully when things are restored, I can reestablish my friendship with them as well. I also learned today that one of my ex-colleague’s husband was also affected by the economic downturn and was retrenched. They will have to sell their house in January and look elsewhere, with the possibility of moving interstate. It’s a sad situation that we are in at the moment.
I’m about to call it a day soon – I have to be at my freshest tomorrow for the meeting as well as for the interview. Once I finish my tea and stop browsing around the Net and fiddling with Facebook, I will brush my teeth and head to bed, and be thankful that life is truly beyond what we eat and what we wear. I’m not going to fret about my bank account or what my future holds because I know I’m in safe hands. (“Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?” – Matthew 6:25 [NKJV]).
For the second time I will also quote the scripture from Philippians 4:11-13 – it has truly spoken to me this year. I hope that in whatever circumstances you are in, you can find that calm and contentment!
Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. – Philippians 4:11-13 (NKJV)