[the first]

[the first]

In two years since I started working at the Chamber, today was the first time when I really did not want to work. Yes, I stayed at home because I was sick, but usually I longed to go back to the office after a day or two. My friends still consider me nuts for loving what I do so much (mostly, it’s WHO I work with that makes the difference, but I also love to do what I do).

Today, as i checked my work e-mail from home and chatted with a couple of colleagues, I realized that I am in a way dreading going back tomorrow.

I am torn.

On one hand, I really want to dive back into work.

On the other hand, considering all the IT problems that we’ve been having lately (and the ones that I cannot fix)… I cannot even work efficiently. Last week was basically a disaster because I could not send any e-mails to anyone and we even had to cancel an event because we did not notify enough people about it.

UGH. I have tried to be an optimist, but now even I am giving up on the new system that we’ve got. It sucks. ROYALLY.

Or, I guess I should clarify. The system itself is not bad. It is just unsuitable for us since we’re not a sales organization and hence our needs are WAY different than those of the, I dunno, Citibank, for example.

We’re all at our wits’ end…

Thankfully, God still reminds me that “this too shall pass” and that after we’ll sort this problem, we’re gonna be smarter and… and I do not know what.

Gosh, I miss my work and team!

Do you like what you do? Did you ever want to give up because there seemed too many problems? What made you reconsider giving up?

  • I absolutely love what I do and have no desire to do anything else. There have been those Mondays I wanted to tender my resignation ๐Ÿ™‚ but only for a moment or two. I am honored that God has called me to this line of work (pastor) and hope to honor Him for the rest of my days on earth.

    • that's awesome. i can only imagine the amount of work (service) being a pastor requires by watching and talking with mom and many of my friends who are pastors… a friend of mine wrote a book called Runaway Pastor – it talks about the strain pastors come under every so often…

      *hugz* and God bless!

      p.s. I loved your sermon on the Resurrection ๐Ÿ˜‰ it was interesting to listen to you 'cuz mom and my pastor both chose the same passage (Corinthians) to preach on Easter.

      • Thanks Zee for the nice compliment. it is nice hearing from someone not connected to the church here. Love and hugs to you.

  • Well I'm a full time mom and I homeschool and you betcha there are days i want to give it all up. The yellow school bus rolls by and I want to put all my kids on it. Like right now, they are all crying about something. Ha ha. Really though, there isn't anything else that is rewarding as being a mom and a homeschool mommy so I have nothing else i would rather do. Plus God called me to it…so I gotta keep going. Someday I will miss it that is for sure.

    • no kidding. i can't even really imagine what it's like. but then, hopefully someday i'll be in your shoes too – with a bunch of kids wanting something ๐Ÿ™‚

      *hugz* ๐Ÿ™‚

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