Right now, I’m the happiest I’ve been in a long time! I’ve been having a steady string of favor and blessings that have come my way.
Work: I was worried for a little while because some of my team members have been going out of their way to sabatoge my progress. Not explicitly telling my manager of the situation, I simply stated that I need to focus my knowledge and experience on another program. Last week, we planned an exit strategy from that project and directing me towards my official engineering assignments!
Church: I am really loving my church and my pastor. He recently celebrated his 15 Pastoral Anniversary and it has been such a blessing to see what he has done with families, ministry, and the community. The way that I got involved with the church was through their tutoring ministry, T.O.Y.S (Tutoring Our Youth for Success). Since joining in December, I’ve been a lot more involved with Bible Study, meeting more members, and even sang in the Women’s Choir for Mother’s Day!
NSBE: I’m officially the Programs Chair on the Region 4 Alumni Executive Board for the National Society of Black Engineers! I am the lead of the Programs Zone. My Program focus will be mainly on NSBEpreneur, Chapter Development, and Leadership and Personal Development. My Personal focus will be on unemployed Alumni support. I have a personal interest in that area and want to create an want the Alumni to serve as support for those going through recent graduation, layoffs, or entrepreneurship.
Toastmasters: I am really enjoying my local chapter at work. Toastmasters is a speaking organization to improve communication and leadership development. I am still pursuing my first certification for Competent Communication, but I was asked to be on the leadership board as the Vice President Education. It is the second highest ranking officer in the club, where my purpose is to get others excited and involved in the club. Personally, the best way to do that is by illustrating what made me come to my first meeting and stay!
Relationships: I’m finally out of an incredibly hurtful situation, and taking it slow towards the future. If nothing else, that gives me something to shout about everyday! I am very happy with my current situation. I believe that I have already experienced many of the characteristics that I like (and don’t like). The #1 must have is someone with a compatible personality – someone to rejoice in my happy times, and cheer me up when I’m feeling low. The #1 dislike is trying to convince someone else that your plan is correct with no room to compromise or have a friendly debate.
Everything is on the up-and-up and I’m really enjoying my life right now. BUT for every action, there is an equal and OPPOSITE reaction, which I am not excited about (Thanks Ike).