Today, July 12, marks my 2nd year at work.
I couldn’t imagine that I have lasted this long.
I can still remember the memories I had the day after college graduation, the whole job application process, and even my first interview (if you have difficulties on job interviews, I’ve got a blog post for you! Check out “Interview Tips for Graduates”).
Those are some of the moments I would really treasure.
I am glad that I had experienced all of my firsts at work in the current company I am at.
Time really flies too fast. 2 years ago, I just attended my college graduation ceremony.
Now, I was able to accomplish a lot of things and surpassed challenges I never imagined I can.
When I started at work, I really got no idea on what I will be doing.
I really had a lot of questions during that time.
Do I need to compute and finish some sort of mathematical equations?
Will I also be accomplishing projects and researches?
Will I be able to meet new friends I can mingle with?
During the first months, I felt like I am still taking my on-the-job training since this is the period that I am learning the tasks I would need to do.
Everything seems too easy and I really became comfortable with the people I am working with.
As time goes by, I got to face several difficulties and struggles a regular employee usually feels.
Reality suddenly hit me and I realized that I am no longer a child, a student, nor an on-the-job trainee.
I will take full responsibility of what I am doing – be it a compliment or a consequence.
Yes, the feeling of earning is somehow fulfilling as I got the chance to buy any stuff I want and somehow support the needs of my family.
However, I still have this feeling of wanting to go back to the usual days wherein I am still playing with friends and doing home works with my group mates.
To you who’s reading this,
- If you are an employee working for months or years, I hope you are doing well and I hope you are happy. Remember that if you are having some problems at work, that will surely pass. Do the best you can to solve it but try not to worry that much.
- If you are a student or a teen, make sure to enjoy your life. Try to seize every moment you are with your friends. Trust me, after graduation, it would be quite hard to see them due to busy schedules. I don’t see anything wrong with “partying” while studying as long as you know your limitations.
- If you are a parent, give your children the chance to go out and enjoy. It’s absolutely fine to always remind them of things but don’t let them feel that you are some sort of hindrance towards their happiness.
Happy Friday! ❤