Last Day

My last post talks about one more month to go in my current job after I resigned.  Well, last Tuesday my manager told me that they have decided to release me from my notice period early.  So today is my last day at work.  A couple of weeks early.

It’s okay actually and I’m excited to finally get some more free time for myself.  The day I decided to turn in my papers was the day I thought about loving myself first.  All these years I’ve been working my butt off to help other people, specifically my parents.  I know it sounds selfish but there comes a time that I should really lookout for myself more than others.

I will continue to look for a job here in Singapore because I like it here.  It’s peaceful, quiet, safe, efficient, and clean.  All the perks I won’t get if I go home.  Plus, Singapore helped me grow up.  This is my second home and I want to give it another shot before I totally surrender.  I just hope Singapore loves me back. 🙂

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A Month To Go

Nope!  It’s not me reaching my weight loss goal.  That is still a long time away.

It’s me giving up a good paying job to just have more of my own life back.  I’ve been stuck in this limbo for quite some time now and about a month ago I just decided to just turn my back on my job.

I can handle the stress.  What I can’t handle is my heart not being where it should be.  I didn’t like not giving a 100% of my effort to my work.  I didn’t like treating my work as a burden to me living my life.

Just so everybody knows, I resigned without having a new job yet.  I know – to most that’s stupidity.  To me, well it is 50% stupidity and 50% I just had to do it.  Am I happy?  Right now I am.  Will I be forever happy?  I honestly can’t say.

I have until December of this year to find a new job.  If I don’t find one I have no choice but to leave Singapore – the country that has been my home for the past 8 years now this coming August.

For those who have stumbled onto my site just continue to support me with prayers.  I am trying to reclaim my happiness and to me, at this point of my life, is more important than any salary.

Speed Bump

In life we encounter a lot of challenges.  A lot of them are related to our careers, some personal in nature.

The hardest challenges are those that are close to your heart – the personal ones.  These are the ones that leave a deep scar.  A scar that if it were a real scar and is on your skin you would be ashamed to show.

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Talk with the Boss

Tomorrow I’m going to be talking to the manager who mentioned the job opportunity in London or New York.

I have to admit that the chance to go to a new place intrigued me a lot but before I uproot myself I need to know more first about the role and what is expected of me.

Tomorrow is my last chance to talk to him because starting next week he will be based in London.

I hope he doesn’t forget that we’re going to talk.  He normally does forget things like that because of his schedule. 🙂

[UPDATE]

And the boss forgot that we’re supposed to talk.  I guess that means I’m taking my talents to…ok wait I’m not taking it anywhere because I’m staying in Singapore.

I really can’t complain that much because Singapore is a great country and this is my second home.  I owe a lot to this country for helping me grow up and to also provide for my parents’ wellbeing.  I hope Singapore still welcomes me even though I’m not a local.

London, New York or Singapore

Earlier today my boss informed me that our department head wanted to offer me a position in either London or New York.

The opening is for one of the newer projects and will require me to relocate to either of the cities – whichever I choose.

Don’t get me wrong…the opportunity to decide my future is great.  Not everyone can have that chance.  Either London or New York will be good for my experience and for my career.  The only problems I have with both cities are that they are both very far from home, the Philippines, and I don’t know a lot of people in both cities specially London.

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