30 Things I Experienced Working at a Non-Profit: The Introduction

Today marks the first day of the last month of my full-time position working at The Tiyya Foundation.  Leading up to this month, I have been thinking about all the ways I could summarize, recap, and easily define the past year, and nothing I brainstormed seem to do it justice.

My good friend, Nithin (his own 30 Days posts can be found on Medium) and I have reflected upon our lives thus far and the impending doom (we mean opportunities) that life will send our way.  We’re both in for quite a transition in the coming months and we decided it would be best to share our entire lives with the worldwide web.

Over the course of the next thirty days, I will be sharing snippets of my insights, experiences, and lots of emotional emotions I’ve felt through my work with Tiyya.  Some things will be serious, and some may be silly, but like life, all those of those things are necessary.  Even the seemingly insignificant moments are the ones that may stand out the most.

I challenge you to think about the things you have experienced this past year and share what you learn with the world.  Someone out there will thank you–I guarantee it.

Use the hashtag, #30days and let’s learn a little something together.

Day 1: A workplace is only as good as the people in it.

Meymuna + Christina

You could be a huge, mega-corporation with a butt-load of money, but if the people in your workplace are people you don’t enjoy being around (read: worse than a swarm of angry bee(yatches)), then you probably should not be in that workplace.

Every single person I met through Tiyya (volunteers, program participants, staff) have made working worthwhile and meaningful.  That’s how I know Tiyya is a great organization and will continue to thrive with or without me working there.

*cue tears + reflection time*

Until tomorrow, friends…

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