Plague Diary. This the 1347th day since 1st of March, 2020 Anno Domini.
What have I accomplished since the first mention of Covid appeared on the web-pages of news corporations worldwide? I write the below words to help me keep track of the goings-on in my life so far.
- became more proficient in the skills that are expected of a barista:
- brewing pour-over coffee,
- making latte art,
- Sparking and tending to relationships with customers, and
- growing my cache of coffee-related knowledge.
- developed enough fluency on the piano to perform a couple of compositions that I like. And, received compliments from passers-by about my performances.
- received compliments and financial support for my efforts in photography, which is mainly in the genre of Street Photography.
- pursuing money is not my highest priority. But, suffice to say that I feel thankful that I do not owe any financial debts to anybody. (At the time of writing, at least).
- from mere strangers, I have becomr friends – and even family – with my sophisticated, mature, wise and insightful sisters-in-Christ, named Olivia and Joy.
- I have made many friends at church, my barista work-place, and public pianos. (Well, maybe not that many, but it's the quality of these friendships that matter to me, not the quantity.)
- a woman from Myanmar/Burma trusts me enough to share her struggles and anxieties about experiencing breast cancer and the ensuing torture that claims to be “advanced, modern healthcare”. She calls me a good friend, a great friend, and I feel honoured.
Here are some questions, courtesy of Patrik Rolf, to help me reflect further:
- Am I contributing value to my chosen industry? If not, it's time to leave my workplace.
- Has my chosen organisation moved closer to its vision and goals, over the past period of time? If not, Patrik suggests that it is time to shutting it down, or submit my resignation letter.
- If my work at my chosen organisation negatively affects other spheres of my life, it's time to leave that organisation.
- My part-time jobs and hobbies are not must-haves for me to enjoy a fulfilling life. They are avenues to help me enjoy life. So, are they still the best avenues for me to arrive at my desired goals, dreams and destinations?
- If my chosen organisation is not producing something I like to consume, it's time to leave.