While looking through my office drawer in search of a wite out tape, I stumbled on some of my old jotters that had work related jottings. It was interesting to see how much knowledge and understanding I’ve acquired on my current job just like every other job I’ve done in the past. Above all, I became more appreciative of the process of learning and how every word, phrase, acronym and sentence I wrote down in my jotters without any major understanding back then all now make perfect sense.
Most of these work related scribbling were things I barely understood when I wrote them down, usually during trainings or meetings. There were times I wondered how the notes I took from a meeting correlated in anyway to what I was hired for. There were times of frustration during the learning curve which my jotter clearly exposed.
However, several months down the line, looking through these jotters, I can tell how every word and phrase I have scribbled in the past relate to my work and the organization at large. I can easily and accurately group my jotters and its content under a unique topic, a job description or project. I now know several job related acronyms, their meanings, with an in-depth understanding. These fragments now make sense.
This is exactly how life plays out in this journey, we’re born, we find ourselves in a family, we go to a school (either chosen or imposed), we change jobs, we relocate or stay put in certain places, we meet people, we gain friends, we gain enemies, we learn new things, we experience true love, some experience the other, there are times we make good decisions, there are times we make mistakes, sometimes we experience delays, other times things happen while we are not even ready…
As this life events take place, we can become confused, taking frequent pauses and wondering if our lives and its events make any sense at all. Years down the line, we look back and finally the pieces start to add up. The reason why some things had to happen when they did and how they did, the reason why we had to be in certain places at certain times, the reason why we met some great people and some not so great people, the reason we loved and the reason we were hurt, the reason we are where we currently are, and why we are not where we wish to be.
Some day, sooner or later life’s fragments will all come together and eventually make perfect sense just like the ones in my old jotter. Until then, take it easy on yourself, embrace the process and watch the fragments all come together to form a whole.Yes, the fragments will soon become a whole!
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