I attended a friend’s birthday celebration a few weeks back, and it was fun, yet I had to leave early on a Friday night because I had to go to work at the 9-5 the next day to do a full day of overtime. My friends’ faces were washed with sympathy over having to wake up early do a full day of overtime on a Saturday.
But, I was not bothered much about the situation. If I am being honest, I felt almost indifferent and a part of me looked forward to it.
This wasn’t always the case in the past, and it may not always be the case in the future. But, the difference this time is that I reminded myself of how privileged I am to be in this situation. There are many people all over the world who would love the chance of being employed. I need to remember that, when I am sulking about insignificant work-related issues. After all, through my employment, I am able to meet the basic needs of my little family.
Ask yourself this, what else is truly important? [Read more…]