Sunday, February 28, 2010

Changes

























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Feel sad today.

Its hard saying "Goodbye".

In a span of 2 days, I found out that 3 people are leaving.

1) Ex-colleague

Attended a farewell gathering of an ex-colleague of mine who´s going to relocate back to the U.S. with her husband. She´s American and he´s German. After about 3 years of staying in Germany (for her), they decided to move to her country since he´s done with his studies here and his work prospects in America are just as good / if not better than those in Germany.

So why do I feel sad?

Because while I´m happy for her, its still difficult to say "bye". She was one of my ex-colleagues whom I could click more with. Due to the nature of my job, I hardly meet up with any of my colleagues since we all have different working hours.

2) A great colleague

Another fellow teacher is leaving because she found a better job. I´m happy for her, really! But that also means one less "positive" influence in my working environment. I´ve always felt that one of the best things of working in my company are my colleagues. I really enjoy my fellow co-workers. And this teacher is really superb in her work and always fighting for the rights of the teachers.

3) My boss

I found out that my boss is leaving in 3 weeks´ time. That´s sad too. I know that I´ve complained enough about my working environment, but I still hate changes. For all the tough times I´ve had with my boss, I know that she tries her best, is a really nice person at heart and is not a b*tch - don´t mind my language.  I´m able to reason with her and she knows my capabilities, together with all my health issues (not working more than 4 hrs daily etc.)

With a new boss, whom I´ve heard, is a "no-nonsense" person, I don´t know what lies in store.

I just need to trust that God has my life in His hands and He will hold me. I do feel uncertain and somewhat fearful about going to have a new boss, but I pray that I will not be ruled by fear but by faith that God has the whole world in His hands and He will keep me safe and secure through all the changes. Amen.

8 comments:

Tracy said...

I hate good byes.

Change tends to make me uncomfortable; at least initially.

Adore your prayer. I'm like the man in Mark 9:24 who admitted that he had faith in and trusted Christ, yet, he asked Christ to help that part of him that had trouble trusting.

Pris said...

Hey Tracy!
Thanks for popping by! :) Oh yeah! Is that verse "I believe, please help me in my unbelief?" I so love that verse! It captures the essence of faith.

Anonymous said...

Hi girl,

I pray that your new boss will be a huge blessing for you and give you new joy in your working life!

Love, Geli

Pris said...

Thanks dear Geli! :) So sweet of you.... I´m still queasy about it, but nothing much I can do except to pray! Let´s meet up soon!

Bel said...

hey Pris, after 2 years in London and saying many goodbyes, I realise change is inevitable.
Just today I was speaking to a friend from church and he was telling me changes in life are good. "Keeps life exciting and fresh all the time." It makes sense altogether. We can't be cruising all the time in our comfort zones.

Exciting times ahead :)

Beau Lotus said...

You know that it'll work out somehow and things may even change for the better.

Stay positive.

Pris said...

Dear Bel! Thanks for your encouragement! :) I´m quite used to friends leaving too. I think this will be first that I´m dealing with a new boss issue. But as you said, I will try to see it as "exciting" times ahead, in a positive way.

Pris said...

Hey S.! Yeah I certainly hope so. I think after all the B.S. that has been happening, most of my colleagues and I are just skeptical. But we´ll see and just hope for the best!

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