My miracle internship is coming to an end. Tomorrow will be the last day of my four-week internship with a lovely, lovely, company nestled somewhere in “The City that Works.”
I recently read a quote that said don’t look for a wonderful position, look for a wonderful boss. I think that may be slightly exaggerated. I mean, you could have a wonderful boss but such a horrible, horrible job, and absolutely hate the work that you do. Conversely, you could love the work that you do, and minus your boss, have the best position there ever was! Or what do you think?
At my internship, I have had the rare privilege of having both. I have an amazing, heavily pregnant boss who’s leaving for her maternity leave the same day I leave my internship. She makes pregnancy look so easy, so breezy and so magical! She’s truly a beautiful woman. She also has been one of the most organized, motivated, and kind bosses I have had.
She made me love the work I have done, and thoroughly enjoy my entire experience, and I’m so, so grateful.
However, I must mention that my internship hasn’t all been blue skies and lush green fields. The commute has been (almost) deadly! For a student on a campus where the longest distance from one point to another is about a fifteen minute walk, imagine me waking up at 7am and getting to work sometimes at 10am!
Sometimes, the bus is late, sometimes, I miss it by one minute, sometimes, I’m just so exhausted that I literally have to drag myself out of bed.
But look at me? Me who couldn’t open my eyes at 7am, and had a chronic fear of sleeping before midnight. Here am I gradually becoming a morning person, and going to bed early. Here am I, with some pretty responsible adult habits! Please clap for ya gurl!
Because of this commute, I really have felt the adverse effects of this transition. True, I read my bible on the train on my way to work, and I have finished a few good books, but still, I get home so tired that all I want to do is waste my time and sleep. Lol.
Anyway, why am I saying all this?
I’m just really grateful to God for everything, and I feel bad that I haven’t really had the kinds of experiences with God that I would have liked. Like those staying up all night and praying without pressure of work and tiredness. Or those reading my bible and singing songs for hours on end!
Anyway, not to worry, I tentatively have a week for just me and my Jesus! It’s gonna be honeymoon time baby!
On another good note, the money has been good- although I’ve only had it in my account for a few minutes or hours. It comes in, and then I send it where it belongs, as per what God asked me to do. Two days ago, I paid my tithe and when I made that money transfer, I just sat looking at my phone like, is this me, at 21, paying tithe to God in four dollar figures? Look what the Lord has done. Just look what He has done.
When I sit and think that because of how ruthlessly ambitious I am, and where I know that the Lord is taking me, one day I will pay tithes in millions and billions of dollars, and still say, on that day, as I do now, “this is just the beginning!”
Anyway, my internship ends tomorrow, and as I always do, I’m giving my testimony even before it has fully materialized because God has been good. He really has. Don’t get it wrong, I have had my own challenging times, but when I look to the cross, and I look at my past, it certainly doesn’t make sense what my life has turned out to be.
This God that we serve is amazing. He is all sorts of amazing, and not to worry, you too can go on honeymoon with Jesus. Just lock your room, open your bible, open your heart and mouth and begin to praise the Lord. Because the Lord inhabits the praises of His people, He will make an appearance in your place of praise!
On that note, see you friends on tomorrow’s edition of #MsAlheriUncensored
Featured images from here and Mashable.