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I Quit My Job in the Midst of the Pandemic

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Late last year, I left my teaching job of 15 years—a job that gave me security, despite the constant struggle of balancing work and family. I had been feeling drained and discouraged for the past two years. Although I often prayed to God for strength to get through the challenging days, I found the work culture was stifling and toxic. At times I couldn’t even breathe or sleep well at night.

How to Avoid the Comparison Game

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A few years ago, I was introduced to another kind of comparison, one that wasn’t the least beneficial. I had graduated but my career had yet to take off. I was far from achieving the accomplishments I’d set for myself. As I grew increasingly frustrated at the uncertainty of my future, I started to compare my situation to peers who seemingly had it all together. When was God going to answer my prayers for a job and alleviate my disappointment in myself?

Finding Fulfillment in the Daily Grind

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After another night with only a few hours of sleep, I am in front of my computer preparing for my day. I am in the basement. It’s dark and cold. I feel tired.

I Wasn't Promoted for 8 Years—and It Stung

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He felt that if someone has been in the job long enough, a promotion should naturally come along. But sadly, this is my eighth year in my current role, and I have yet to be promoted. It was not how I had hoped things would be.

What If I Never Get My Dream Job?

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If we rewind to my high school years, my dream was to be a military pilot. It was a dream planted in me by my father. He wasn’t a pilot or even in the military, but we shared so many common interests, and watching planes was one of them.

4 Tips to Connect Better with Workmates Through Covid

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Alas, the arrival of COVID-19 has changed the way we work and interact with our workmates. And for some of us, we haven’t physically met with our workmates for almost half a year now. In spite of that, we still have an opportunity to build a deeper relationship with them

How I Learned to Give up Control of My Life

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As I prodded through those six months of painful waiting, I realized that throughout my previous experiences, I had not sought God’s guidance for my life, but leaned on my own understanding (Proverbs 3:5-6). Discontented with my circumstances, I had barged ahead and did what I thought best for myself—which led me down a path of unnecessary pain and meaningless striving.

Wait, God?! I Thought You Called Me to This?

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Ten years ago, when I was graduating high school and facing the prospect of starting college at a public university located in the middle of a cornfield in western Michigan, I had a plan. The primary issue with the Plan, (though, looking at it objectively, there are numerous), was that it was mine.

When Covid-19 Interrupted My Post-Graduation Plans

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I finally did it! After two years of struggling with my research on lipid-protein interactions and writing my thesis on it, I graduated from National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in Taiwan in January 2020. I was excited about this achievement and had been thinking about the next step of my journey post-graduation. But I soon realized that God had different plans for me when Covid-19 threw my plans into uncertainty.