My Idea of A Perfect Life

I love the idea of living modestly..far more than the idea of living with a massive wealth that can last for generations. But then again…I never tried being rich, so I can’t really speak about wealth. On a few occasion where I had a brush with some wealthy acquaintances, I didn’t really feel like I could belong to that group. If there was one moment where I had been thinking about getting rich..it was when..I had a crush with a celebrity..I wish I was rich so I could fly to him and become equal and you know…*** (LOL..you are allowed to laugh)..

So there you go….that’s why I fall into the middle income group. I think..if I really want to become more than just an ordinary salary woman, perhaps I could open up my own small animal clinic and works really hard and..you know…become slightly rich.. (LOL)..but then I have tried working in a small animal clinic and realized..oh no…(I can’t deal with this everyday), so I gave up small animal clinic and become a civil servant. πŸ™‚

What I like about my job now is exactly because I am a government servant. Let me spell that again..SERVANT.. πŸ™‚

I love the idea of being a servant. It’s a far cry from becoming rich, but at least..you know..I have tested the water and this is where I think I can last. Because in being a servant, I help and I can still live modestly with my meagre salary. In short my mission in life is accomplished which is (to serve happily & live modestly).

The reason why I speak of this thing today is again because I just came back from field works and happened to meet some rich people who were naturally very generous, what with feeding you with all kinds of expensive foods and bringing you to places..BUT still I feel hollow and empty..when I returned back home, with the questions in my head (would I ever find true friendship with these people since I have nothing to offer).

With that thought..I once again reaffirm myself that I love my life just the way it is. πŸ™‚

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How I Overcome Work-related Stress

I think working is fun..or it should be fun. However, after years of working, I realized, working can put a lot of pressure on you. I have seen many of my colleagues (mostly seniors) became complacent. There are many reasons that caused this complacency. If I could point out one of the many reasons, I think ‘lack of appreciation’ should be the first one on the list. πŸ™‚

I too have went through that stage of complacency. Because of so many things that going through my head, I couldn’t really put my whole heart into giving my best in my works. I really struggled very hard to be a good employee. Among those many reasons, the one thing that I really couldn’t stop thinking was working under my superior. Let just say…me and her.. personality wise don’t go along well together. πŸ™‚ It really drove me crazy.

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Reinventing Yourself by Mario Alonso Puig

However, things gradually turned around after I changed my whole point of view and realign my goals and priority. This one quote from Mario Alonso Puig in his book Reinventing Yourself jumped off the page and directly spoke to me:-

Serenity is the capacity to keep your attention on what is a priority for you despite the difficult circumstances

~ Mario Alonso Puig

That was my first start of realization on looking for the priority in my life.

You see..I realized that the reason why I became a veterinarian was and is because I love animals and not because I want to please some people. I also realized that in this life, somebody can always be my master but the one that I am really serving is my one and only LORD.

Amazingly…those thoughts, are the keys that helpΒ me to let go of my inner struggle and what makes me a happy employee. πŸ™‚

Maybe one day that so called feeling of unappreciated will find its way to my mind and bothers me, but for now… I am just a happy woman who is grateful that she can still serves happily.

That quote that helped me has now “permanently” displayed on my office wall to keeps reminding me of my priority.

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