Today is hump day (Wednesday). It’s one of those days that don’t exactly excite anyone, but it’s the “after hump day” that everyone looks forward to. Why? Because we passed the middle of the week. We managed to trudge up that glorious hill that is Monday and Tuesday, and on the other side is a direct downhill roll to Friday. Alas, the weekend! Continue reading
For those who don’t know, I am back into a full course load. Even though I haven’t ever stopped being a full-time student, the 2 years MSc. experience was really more like a job than actually taking courses. Well, now that I’m back in full swing, let me tell you, it feels a little weird, but at the same time, very refreshing and enlightening. But, as we’ve all gone through it, when exams are around the corner, we all wish we could just fast forward and get it over with. Needless to say, it’s nearing the end of November and I’m finding myself in that deja vu again. The stress that comes with work-overload is inevitable. I’ve been doing nothing else than school work this whole month! Getting projects done, assignments done, trying to keep up with classes, editing my thesis on the side… etc etc. So writing this blog right now is actually quite therapeutic to me, and a way for me to get motivated for the final stretch. Continue reading
It feels like ages ago since I’ve updated this blog! I wanted to write a few times, especially before the new year to pop in my resolution, but at the time, I didn’t want to talk about it. Now that the storm is clearing up, I can finally write this down and move it aside. To be honest, I’ve been having a really rough time where things were just not working well and I was trying to hide it from everyone. From last October to just about 2 weeks ago, I was having a lot of difficulties with my project. I became so discouraged that I don’t remember ever feeling this low for this long. It wasn’t the occasional ups and downs; it was the prolonged disappointment and heaviness that became unbearable. I really miss school. Continue reading
I admit it. I do not have much experience in the work force, but from the little amount of time I was employed, and from my parents, I gathered some work ethics that could make you a more respectable person. Of course, I am in the process of learning them too, because work is work and nobody likes to work… So here are some tips:
1. Take responsibility:
Do your task, but do it well. Treat it like something important and put effort into it. Be thorough, be reliable, and be punctual with your deadlines. This is where you build up the trust people have for you.
2. Be honest:
Everyone makes mistakes and there are misunderstandings. That’s human nature. When it happens and you’re at fault, don’t try to hide it. It is very tempting to make up a lie and cover it, but bullcrap is very apparent to others. Not to mention that it’s cowardice. If you come clean and admit your faults and explain the situation, most often than not, people are forgiving and they will help you find solutions. Continue reading