Finding Happiness

It’s the end of another working day which means I’m here to write another work-related post. I don’t want to turn my blog into a rant page but I desperately need to vent and increasing the word count of this post helps ease my frustration.

Continuing from my recent update, my confidence at work has increased fractionally. I’m becoming more comfortable with my responsibilities. However the early starts are drowning my positivity. On top of this, management keeps changing my roster. It is already very irregular but now I can officially bid farewell to my social life. I shouldn’t complain though, at least I get one weekend off every month. I am understandably frustrated.

Whilst I was rolling in bed trying to recover from my upset stomach, I came to an epiphany about my current situation. I was annoyed because I felt like work has stripped me of my time and freedom. This is inaccurate. I have twenty-four hours in the day, just like everyone else. I, alone, determine how those hours afterwork are spent.

If I want to have a more fulfilling life outside of work, I need spend my time wisely and pursue my hobbies; I’d love to work on my writing and improve my ukulele skills. I’d also like to practise more Japanese and cook/bake frequently. I already feel happy thinking about it.


Of Work & Things

I came back from Japan two weeks ago. It was a great family holiday and a much needed visit to my favourite country. Each time I return home, I feel more revitalised. However, this short-lived feeling is followed by a sense of longing. I wonder when I can go back again.

Since arriving in Melbourne, I begun working full-time. I’m also looking to receive my first promotion in November.

The hours are long and irregular but the people are fantastic. My company is relocating and upsizing, so we have many new recruits. My current role involves overseeing tasks and training newcomers, which is a nice change from my responsibilities as a casual staff.

Today was a particularly challenging day.

It felt like I was tossed into the deep end of a pool and I have let down my team. I had a list of tasks that needed to be completed, but we only finished half. There are still so many things that I am learning, am I really the right choice for this role? I wish I was better at my job, but I know this will only happen with practice and time.

Of Life & Things

Once again, I have fallen off the radar. My latest post was published December last year, it’s now the middle of July. I ought to apologise to the few that still reads my humble little blog.

Actually, the last couple of months hasn’t been very exciting. My life consisted of two things: studying and working.

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I also turned 23, so there’s also that!

Compared to my third-year, this semester was child’s play. However, that didn’t stop me from worrying. That’s just who I am, a worry wart.

The results were finally released last Sunday after what seemed like an eternity. I recall the exact moment: Steph texted me on Messenger, “let’s celebrate“. That was when I realised my grades came out early.

I frantically refreshed my inbox to be greeted with an email from the Exam Services.

Digital Marketing ‘C’

Marketing Implementation and Planning ‘D’

New Media … ‘P’.

Yes, ladies and gentleman: I AM GRADUATING THIS SPRING!

Truth be told, I am more excited with the Pass I received than I am with the Distinction.

I would probably spiral into madness if I had to extend my course by another semester. This is not because I don’t like studying. Studying is OK, I enjoy the long vacations. It’s Media Studies I can’t stand; the assessments drives me insane. My greatest regret was choosing it as my minor.

But it’s over now. It’s finally over.

I’m always talking about the next chapter of my life on this blog, but this time I have no idea what will happen next. I always thought I will know what I want by the time I graduate. I guess not and there’s no guaranting I will find out any time soon.

So, I am currently taking a break and enjoying life’s simple pleasures. I’ve recently picked up the ukulele, which has been a lot of fun! I’m also considering enrolling in some short courses as well as blogging more.

Blogging forces me to recall my memories and process my thoughts, and to organise them in a coherent way.  I miss doing that and I really wished I spent more time the past two years writing about my experiences.

So consider this my return to the blogosphere.