Since joining Rapid Context, it didn’t take me long to realise what meaningful work looks like and how it transcends one’s purpose in life. Few weeks into the job, I not only felt the connectedness between doing meaningful work in relation to my children and my significant others but also a huge sense of empowerment working with brilliantly talented unapologetic feminists doing such impactful research.
Meaningfulness for me is also associated with a deep sense of accomplishment and pride – having fulfilled my potential as a Sociologist beyond academia! As an Applied Sociologist, I have now picked up skill sets in organisational culture and climate assessments of complex organisations, not to mention the A-B-C of Office 365, Workflow max, smartsheet, project planner, zooming in from work for team and staff meetings and the rest that goes with flexible work :) Personally, for me, working flexibly has not only improved my coping mechanisms, but I now have a better work/life balance with time carved in for self-care as well.
Life now makes sense! I am now more cognisant of what it means to have a balance in my life, that is, doing meaningful work, connecting with people, carving time for yogalosophy, exploring nature, and most importantly, enjoying little things in life that really matter!