Loving Your Job

Naunahan ko na naman ang tunog ng alarm clock ko kaninang umaga sa paggising. Di ko alam kung bakit ganun pero siguro kapag ganado ka talaga o excited sa isang bagay, nawawala talaga ang pagod at hindi mo kailangang kumpletuhin ang walong oras na tulog sa gabi.

Excited ako pumasok ngayong araw na ito. Labindalawang oras ang trabaho ko pero ok lang, iba pa rin ang pakiramdam na sa isang araw, marami akong nakakahalubilo na tao, maraming nakakausap, maraming mga karanasan na naikukwento, at higit sa lahat, maraming bagong ideya at kaalaman na naman akong matututunan. Iba talaga pag gusto mo ang ginagawa mo, ang trabaho ay parang laro na lang, nageenjoy ka, at nageenjoy din ang mga kalaro mo. Merong nakapagsabi noon na isang kilalang doktor, “You have to work hard, because the work is hard.”. Siguro ganun ang pananaw nya sa trabaho, seryosong tao kasi. Tumatak sa isip ko yun lalo na noong nasa ospital pa ako. Kaya siguro inayawan ko ang pagiging clerk at intern ko noon, kasi kailangan matugunan ko ang mga expectations nila. Nito lang merong sinabi ang lola ko habang kami ay nag-uusap “Love your work. Because if you love your work, it will not be a work for you anymore. Enjoy it. Be happy.” Kaya ako nagmumoonlight ngayon at hindi muna nagresidency.

Hindi ko makakalimutan ang sinabi nyang to. Tama nga naman. Maaaring isang batayan ng pagpili ng trabaho ay kung gaano kalaki ang sweldo, kung gaano kaganda o kasikat ang lugar, kung sino at anong klaseng tao ang mga makakasama at makakatrabaho mo. Pero iba pa rin kung gusto mo talaga ang trabahong ginagawa mo. Kung gusto mo ito, walang reklamo, walang expectations. “Kaya siguro ako ganado”, sabi ko sa sarili ko.

Bukas.. panibagong araw, panibagong adventure… Sigurado ako, mauuna na naman ako magising sa tunog ng alarm clock. 🙂

11 Comments

  1. I can easily relate to they joy you find in your work. I have a feeling na believer ka dajhil sa ginagawa mo ang trabajo not just to get men’s approval but God’s too. I’m already 65 years old and should already retire with a pension from the US government and my work but I don’t want to retire because I just love this job so much. In fact, I’m afraid that if I retire, I’ll die in no time at all because my work gives me meaning and a reason to live. You might ask what I do that gives me joy. You might also probably think that I am earning so much money and that what motivates me to work harder.It’s farther from the truth. Actually I’m directing a ministry that helps foreign students have a more pleasant and worthwhile life while they are studying here in the US and I have been doing this work for more than 40 years now and there’s no stopping to it. I’m a big part of their emotional, social,and spiritual lives kaya I feel like an artists sculpting young people’s lives and make them look and feel wonderful. And because I have been in charge of my time, I have more time for my family. Isa pa every weekend my big house is full of smart college students from more than 25 countries. I cook Filipino food (adobo and inasal) and they just love it. It’s like having a party every week. How can I not love this job. Even my kids love my job because they are also part of it and I spent so much time with them when they were growing up. Anyway, marami na akong nasabi. Through this job I found my dream girl and married her 27 years ago. She was one of my student volunteers kaya hindi na kailagang manligao dahil kasama na sa job ko. My advise for young people is to find a job that you are really passionate about and one that you truly enjoy and matches your gifts. Don’t just work for money in a job where you will not have time to spend it anyway. Money will come later. And choose a job that will give you time to spend with family and friends. And mostly, let God choose the job for you. He know you more than you know yourself because he made you and have wonderful plans for you.

    • im inspired by your story. Its true that spending our time with our family is better than anything in this world. its also true that if we love our job, nothing can go wrong. bonus na lang if malaki ang kita:)

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