A rocky road
One of the worst things you can do at an emotional level is to expect everything to be easy. This is to think in a way that is inconsistent with reality. Seeking to create a custom or alternative “reality” especially when dealing with spiritual matters is all the rage now. But it isn’t particularly effective. Believing, for example, that there is no such thing as sin only amounts to living in denial and being unable to adequately deal with the evening news.
This world is not the way it is supposed to be.
One thing you may discover is that some employers are primarily concerned about meeting their own needs. If you haven’t felt used yet you likely will. At the same time, realize that your employer does not exist merely to pay you a wage. A tendency to take advantage can work both ways. Ideally, you will find yourself in a mutually beneficial relationship. But often you will need to work towards such an arrangement.
It is helpful to make a distinction between problems that you have to deal with and problems that could have been avoided. There is no point in making life unnecessarily difficult.
For the record, this was the last time we drove on such incredibly rocky roads in Kenya. It just wasn’t necessary.
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