Things can change quickly… Learn to accept and change what you can’t…

It’s only Tuesday and I’ve already had a busy week. My life will change pretty soon, mainly due to a new opportunity that I have almost finalized. A good friend told me that you never stop looking for job opportunities and other ways to improve your situation, he was right.

Working in social services keeps you on the look-out because things can change quickly, especially when grants, partnerships and government agencies are involved, both for the good and the bad. Some things go through a multi-step process, which takes time. Even working in a social service job, you learn to be prepared for the unexpected on a daily basis. You have good days and challenging days, hard days and easy days, and then there are the days you want to run off screaming. I have had many of those in my life, and definitely in the recent past. Some of these moments were brought on by me, some by my work environment. The Serenity Prayer comes to mind –

Grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and the Wisdom to know the difference.

Changes can be hard but necessary, and a change of scenery can re-ignite your interest and motivation. In my case, I am optimistic that this opportunity will be an improvement for me, my skills, and my future. Wish me luck, and I’ll keep you posted.

I’m still learning…

I was writing something a few nights ago about the violence in my hometown, Chicago, when I had a glitch. I had written what I wanted to say, saved the draft, decided to add a picture, and scrolled down to find half of my piece gone along with several links to articles supporting my point. God gave me the sense to put the computer down before I got really angry. I don’t know what happened. I am nearing a year of being on Word Press but I am learning, and there is a lot I don’t know.
So, I haven’t forgotten about my blog, I took a few days off to handle other things and to forgive my computer for the glitch. I will finish the post in the next few days and have up soon. Meanwhile, I have the possibility of an exciting opportunity… Stay tuned.