anyone can have that so-called thing. it’s a precious liberty endowed upon us by Him. and yes, of course, who wouldn’t want to have them come true? you’re a loony if you confide you don’t want to realize them. what is it i’m talking about? dreams. yes, it all starts with a dream… but, without actions, for certain, your dreams may also end only as a dream.
dreams. goals. plans. three different words but are very much connected with one another. dreams without accompanied goals and plans are USELESS. when setting goals, write the definite plans. then back it up with unfaltering faith and concrete and persistent actions. faith means believing on Him and on yourself as well. action, on one hand, means executing those plans you have. mix them altogether and that would certainly spell out success
i dream to become a seasoned IT business analyst. i was just a college sophie when i realized that this is WHAT I REALLY AND BADLY WANT. i enjoy gathering infos, interviewing various people, preparing documentations, facilitating meetings, and doing presentations – the major duties an IT BA ought to perform. so right after graduation, i badly knew what i want to tackle.
my goal then was to look for companies with IT BA listings for freshers like me. that time, i was overwhelmed with the number of phone interviews and job invitations i get. with the myriads of resumes received by those companies, you should really be thankful to Him that yours caught the eyes of the hiring managers. so goal achieved, then. now what was my plan then?
my plan was to sneak out of our house and go to manila and attend those interviews i had coz that’s where ALL of the opportunities for me to become an IT BA are. so, did that plan turn out well? the answer is NO. i was still financially dependent on my parents that time. my father firmly disagrees with my plan of working in manila so i can never ask money from him. financially, i had no one to turn to. my mother’s money happened to got scarce during that time. man, i greatly, as in BADLY, wanted that dream to come true as soon as i can. so what happened was that the ambitious and idealistic side of mine got badly disheartened, grew depressed, and, yes, experienced another bout of emotional breakdown.
now here comes the experience of having resolute faith. so MANY things took place during this time and i greatly felt His intervention on these down times. it was july then. one my close friend got a job in manila (so lodging issue ifever i got a job there was omitted) and it also happened that i was able to borrow some money from our mother. even if i was feeling hopeless, i was still so determined then to push through with my plan of going there when all of a sudden, i received this call for a job interview just here in angeles. idk but some invisible force pushed me to go and give it a try. looking back, well, if it weren’t for that sudden call, i should have went to manila to go and get my dream job.
while waiting for the result of that job interview, luckily, another IT company here in clark angeles called and their vacancy had to be filled in urgently. so i grabbed the offer. i’m now about eighth months in the quality assurance or QA field and as i continually search the net during my free time, i found out that more likely, those who come from QA jobs have the edge on landing IT BA posts (which is actually my dream job).
my original plan didn’t materialize. so now, there should be plan B – and that is to take advantage of my free time and of the free resources on the internet regarding QA and yes, about IT BA stuffs i have to wait, and as i wait, do something to prepare myself on my flight to my dreams
i have to earn real bad, even if i’m the “semi-breadwinner” in our family… i “voluntarily” took some financial responsibilities in our household so i have to earn real bad. father will still disagree with my manila dream but heck, nothing will happen on me if i keep listening to others. i will follow my dreams. yes i will. go-getter it is…
now, of opportunities… ok… i’ve been regularized on my current company last january, when suddenly, one of my close friends (shucks, really happy and grateful to have them) gave me a ring and presented a very nice opportunity on where she is working now. i know the sureball offer is much much better than my current one but, oh well, call me sick or dumb or whatever but, i had to turn it down. well, my heart wants to say yes to this very handsome offer. why? my freaking heart has these reasons:
a. the pay and the benefits
b. the people (coz i’ll be with my friend and i’ve known some of the people working there since that’s where i had my internship) and
c. the learning (new learnings of course)
d. on my current job, once the tasks are through, there are nothing much to do and that makes it boring -__-
on the other hand, my brain (which i always listen to) has these reasons to say no:
a. i’ll look like a job hopper once i decided to get there (and it would surely make the eyebrows of future employers crinkled)
b. the role is focused more on hardware, not software (IT BAs are more on software and my current job conform to that)
if you notice bloggie, my heart is “present-centric” while my brain is focused more on the future. and you know how futuristic i am -_- oh Lord, i’m wondering if this is a test or what… but well, i made up my mind already. no regrets for this but still, thank You for this!
with these things that just took place, maybe, He wants to imply that it’s not yet the right time for me to go to manila, that i should learn how to become more patient. oh dear, truly, everything happens for a reason. and yes, He really is the most amazing. so many things occurred and while i reminisce about them, all i can see is how great He really is yes, maybe this is His plan. maybe this is what’s written on His timetable funny but, it’s oh so true – His plans are far greater that our dreams and expectations