I was honored at a recent ceremony at my university with the “Torch of Peace” award for the promotion of inter-cultural relations. I was nominated by 2 of my professors which made it even more awesome! The ceremony was lovely and when I get the pics, I’ll post.
The BEST part of the ceremony was being able to hear C. T. Vivian speak. I was in tears for much of the time. I even got a picture with him!! He actually stood, marched and worked with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and spoke a lot about him. He has dedicated his life to preaching and uniting people in peace. At 83 (?) years old, he’s still teaching and preaching and looks doggone good.
I wanna be C. T. Vivian when I grow up. I’m still in awe of that night.
The j-o-b has gone from bad to worse. I realized today that I accepted this job way back in the summer and my circumstances changed drastically between then and now. The director contacted me because she knew my focus was in the non-profit sector. Not until I began working was I informed that the organization was really a for-profit company and that she was efficiency-driven. I’m a non-profit girl (which is why she contacted me, I thought) and I’m program and effectiveness driven. I’m not cut-throat and never claimed to be. She is. And it’s not a good working environment for me. But, like 75% of America, I must work. I’ve been away from full-time employment for a year, and the vacation is over; Coop needs income ASAP. This position is not for me and I’m wondering why she ever contacted me to work for her for-profit knowing that I had no experience or interest in maximizing profit. I’m just the opposite.
I’m hopeful that I’ll be rich sooner than later.