I choose what I want to eat or drink, anything that fancies my mood because that is more predictable than yours. I choose who I want to be with or where I want to go during the one hour lunch because it's a breather from the 9 to 6 of being at your beck and … Continue reading When work becomes disempowering, stand your ground.
Before I started work in my not-so-new job, I wrote down a list of reasons to remind myself of why I accepted the job, and also made a checklist to help me make a decision at the end of one year if I should stay or go. Here I am appraising my employer shortly after … Continue reading It’s not about me, but it needs to start with me.
This morning I woke up and for the first time in this season, I felt tired and unhappy. Job-hunting has been a wild-goose chase. Money is running out fast. I am falling behind with my exercise routine. Back at home relations feel tensed which I attribute to me being home way too much. I have been going to bed later and … Continue reading A little vulnerability
You know the job is not made for you, the moment you find yourself asking others, "can you see me doing this work?" Because honestly, why would someone else's opinion matter? If I truly wanted the job badly enough, I would have gone for it without any hesitation. There would be no room for regrets either. The … Continue reading The Caged Bird That Has Forgotten How To Fly
I am starting to feel that self-employment is perhaps a fantasy that may not be too suitable for me. Then another random idea crossed my mind. Could I possibly make a living from home tuition and incorporate some element of social work? I could dedicate two hours to teaching and another hour to play/art therapy. … Continue reading The Final Time-Out