It was in March when I was invited for an interview with one of the fuel distribution companies in Namibia at the Port town of Walvis Bay. It all went well in my opinion and they promised to get back to me in a week’s time. Weeks turned into months and I sort of forgot about them and continued with the city life. That interview was the one that sort of made me to give up applying. I was so fed up of being rejected.
I continued life in Windhoek city. The city that is so loud with hundreds of cars including Taxi’s that hoot at you the second you appear on the street. The city where everything seems to be out of reach and taxi is your only means of transport. The city my mother deem to be dangerous. She gets paranoid when I tell her that I am taking a taxi home around 9 pm after my part time classes at Namibian University of Science and Technology.
One May day around noon, I received a call from the terminal manager. He called to inform me that I was the successful candidate for the job. The words that I have longed hoped for have finally manifested. That call could not have come at the better time. I was fed up with my life in the city and couldn’t take it anymore. At some point I thought of standing up, stretching, walking to the airport, buying a one way ticket to an unknown destination and never to return ( Sometimes I ask myself how I got to this point? Simple answer is, I was not brave enough in some of my life decisions.)
Allas, this job offer seems to be vibrating in the context of the very same reason why I studied what I studied. I remember when I was applying for university, my visualization was to be outside a logistics centre in some overalls and directing the operations of centre ( the corporate world is unfortunately not for me, I am a day dreamer and when ii sit in an office behind a computer I head directly to dreamland).
So an active role like the one at the fuel terminal balance and comprehends me just well.
So what does this job means for me
This job seems to be better than all the ones I had before. I look forward to boosting my confidence again with this job, getting my Gravitas and go getter spirit back on.
I also have a dream in the petroleum industry which is inspired by my Scandinanian Park experience in Northern Germany.In the universal vortex as Abraham Hicks will put it: The universe is conspiring to make my dreams come true.
In addition, to my mom this job comes as a relief. She has been worried about me for a very long time. The past months have not been easy on her. All she thought was, what is happening to my girl, the one that I had hope in. (Life happens and we make choices that are good for us but not good in the eyes of our parents, and that is where it all gets messed up).
This job also mean a new beginning for me. It will open doors for me to do the things I love doing. I aim to travel the coastal region of Namibia including Sossusvlei, Fish river canyon, Brandberg, and Ruacana. Walvis Bay is the gateway to all this amazing places for me. Who knows: maybe I will also take a cruise to Hout Bay in South Africa on Queen Mary if she happens to call the Namibian waters again. (Work, save, travel, and repeat: that is what I will live for).
In Walvis Bay, traffic is not as hectic as in the city. It is a place where I can take a walk home, ride my bike with ease (hopefully they won’t break my heart again). I love the library in Walvis Bay and I see myself indulging in good books such as Still Alice. It is the place where I can stroll along the lagoon and watch the beauty of the Pelicans and Flamingos. Walvis Bay is the place where the might dune 7 is just minutes away and Swakopmund the Bavarian kind of town in Namibia is 10 minutes ride away. Swakopmund with its mighty cafe awaits me.
As I sat writing this blog post I was visualizing the adrenaline that will rush through my body as I quad bike on the red sand dunes or as I do the sky diving near Long Beach.
I am moving to the Atlantic Ocean. It is time for Vitamin Sea, the only place where salt water seems to lower high blood pressure. I can smell the sea breeze and hear the sound of the sea waves breaking in a distance. The moment makes me remember my grade 6 Afrikaans poem “Ek het n huisie by die see”. (I have a cottage by the sea).
I feel more alive and I am constantly reminded of the quote that say ”Never stop believing in life and new beginnings”. You won’t understand the joy I fee in my heart. It is like letting go of a heavy burden you have been carrying for long.
Although I do not know how hectic this job will be, I however know that I will use this opportunity to get my life back on track. It is time to reflect on how far I have come and look ahead on how far I still have to go. It is time to start believing in the validity of our dreams and to act upon them. I no longer wanna to confirm to the limitations that society set for me and I have the capability to do great things. So do you. Remember this: If nobody ever believes in you, I do and will be there cheering for you. We are amazing and wonderfully made beyond measures. The universe is ready to give us all the desires of our hearts, all we have to do is believe that were are capable of lot more than we think.
It is also an opportunity to believe in the trusting of the timing of our lives. What is for you will always come for you no matter what? Be still and know that he is God. He is the giver of life and all its gifts.
It is time for me to gain new work experience and expand my reach. It is time for me to pack my luggage again. It is time for Vitamin Sea. It is time for the foggy weather, for the beautiful sundowners.
What was your first real job like? Did you have to make a move to a new city or town? How long did it take you to secure a fine job? What were your dreams and aspirations with the new role? Did you achieve them?
Comment below and let’s connect. In the meantime vitamin sea is calling and I gotta answer!!