Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Changes and Other Things

I am writing this at around 3am using my daughter's iPad mini because I can't sleep and my phone is charging. Welp, it' been ages since I last wrote about something anyway so why not now?

Let me start by talking about something big that has happened to me recently. I have been employed in this company for a year now and it has been quite an adventure. I did not see it coming that I would learn and experience so much -- all of those useful for my career growth. I've grown comfortable in my current position that I started to wonder what else there is waiting for me outside of this comfort zone? And by God's guidance, I was led to a great opportunity that would probably change a lot of things. I made the jump, applied for this new role, and waited excruciatingly for the results. It was hard enough that I was interviewed by someone so highly respected in our company but also I had to compete with 3 friends for a spot.

Then... I got it. I got the role!

I have just been promoted and I couldn't be happier! There will be a lot of bumps along the way considering that the team's structure is about to change and there's still stuff to learn but I'm ready to take on this new adventure and give it my best as I manage and support my team to live up to our stakeholders' expectations.

Now down to update number 2. My dear daughter successfully completed the Nursery level and is now enrolled in a new school, the best Catholic school in the city. This is where I spent more of my childhood and preteen years -- basically it's like I grew up there. My cherubim also received an award for being active plus earning a place as a top performer in her class! This of course is more than enough for me and my husband. At such a young age, our champion has shown a lot of interest and initiative to study and it just wows us.

Update 3: Singapore was spectacular! I'm still thinking if I need to create a separate post for this topic  as there was just a lot of things that happened there. It was a crazy fun experience that I will never forget. My husband and I were in absolute bliss, seeing our daughter enjoy every minute of our stay.

4th Update: I just started a vegetarian diet at work but I go back to my sinful meaty and rice-filled ways on the weekends. I have also been stuffing myself with crackers, green tea, and yogurt to detoxify and lose weight. Fast food happens once a month -- hey I'm getting there, don't judge. I'm gonna start to wean myself off from meat and rice slowly so my body doesn't go into shock and crash. To be honest, I don't use a weighing scale to see how effective this routine has been so far but I look at how my clothes fit me now. I'm happy to say that I don't feel like a stuffed tamales anymore... We'll, so far. Still gotta work on my self-discipline.

Now onto the 5th and last update of today's post, I'm quite excited about the summer event that's about to happen this month. A beach retreat which sole purpose is to celebrate life away from the stress and pressure of work and just unwind. My mother's side of the family doesn't get to do this often anymore and I am absolutely thrilled that we will get to do this again, and on my grandfather's birthday too!

I'm out of ideas so I think it's time to say good mornight. I have a birthday lunch to go to and ride miles to work after that so I'm expecting myself to be on full zombie mode tomorrow. I will probably need to raid the office's sleeping quarters -- forgive me, I know I just got promoted. ;P

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