About 10 years ago, I started working with a non-profit organization.
I did no really know what to expect as I took the job. I only know that everything seemed to fall into place and I was meant to accept this job offer, along with a Divine nod from above. Anyways, this job taught me so much.
I did things that I have not tried doing before: like speaking before more people than I was used to, consisting of different nationalities. I also traveled to places I have not gone to before, including parts of my country which were not always deemed safe for travel. I also learned more about using the computer and even technical stuff. I understood for instance, that at times when we have conferences which would also involved regular times of singing (worship) and playing musical instruments, it does matter what kind of digital mixer was being used.
I look back now to this job as well as other past jobs I have had and begin to appreciate again how these jobs have helped me learn more about working, about others and about myself. Our jobs form the steps for us to becoming better versions of ourselves, enabling us to better serve others.
Some things we buy because they are essential in our daily work, our daily life. There are also things we already have but we want to “upgrade” it or buy a newer version as it is no longer as functional as a new one.
Here are some of my own dream purchases for the year:
Laptop. The laptop I am using now seems to be begging for replacement — for some days that is. Some days, it seems to be just fine. Just the same, I need to keep in mind that in a year or two, I would need to get a new one.
Guitar. Several years back, I decided to donate my acoustic guitar to a church outreach. I have not been using it anyway for a time and I have not thought of playing it, using it again. But beginning last year, this feeling seems to be creeping on me — I miss playing the guitar. And so I guess it means, I might have to eventually get one. There are some cool guitars available online, including this one at http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/epiphone-limited-edition-es-335-pro-electric-guitar. It’s great to see guitars available for purchase online.
Fully Automatic Washing Machine. This one, my hubby and I are trying to save for as we want to pay in cash in purchasing it. This has been on our list of things to purchase at home but it hasn’t really been a priority so it stays comfortably settled on the list 🙂
What about you? What are your dream purchases of the year? What’s the most immediate one on your list?