I was discussing earlier in my post how I’ve spent my early years and how I get into student activism. How it rule my adolescent life until I got married and what happened to that marriage.
I thought that that phase of my life is a close book now. But It looks like I am mistaken.
Because here it is. Someone so close to me ( I even considered him as my father but actually an office mate of mine) has talked to me seriously to consider things.
He told me just days ago that I was his personal choice and that he wanted me to run for presidency for an employees’ organization since it will hold its election. ( An election which was not held for quite some time now.) He even told me that it was I who he seen most fitted for the position since the organization will have a big part in the local government’s selected working committees. He said that for now, he can consider only me because the employees’ organization has been inactive for years. For a fresh start, that’s what he means.
Flattering, yes, but I cannot imagine myself performing duties like this for like the organization (he was referring to), I, too has been dormant for activities like this. I decided to be inactive in all my ‘extra-curricular’ activities also years ago. This is due to negative tendencies people has . That, if somebody is willing to take charge of a responsibility, they tend to relax and wait for results. (Results which should meet their expectations because fingers and blames will be on you if not). Harsh.
These kind of people are the very reason I kept away from being active in all extra curricular activities. But how can I turn down this old man’s request?
With the blessing of my immediate boss and help from my co-staff, they made me decide accept the offer on one condition that if I win, they will help me all out and all along.
And (un)fortunately, I won the race held three days ago. So, everyone is rejoicing for the victory right now except myself (maybe) because I know, this is just a beginning for a bigger responsibility, struggle and complexity of my life.