As usual I am quite behind on my updates of this blog. For whatever reason I seem to less interested to write here and still write in this ratty old book diary that I own. Maybe I feel that I need to physically write more than typing. You ever get that feeling where you just want to sit down and write random and absurd thoughts on a piece of paper?
I’m actually not sure when my last post was, but I think it was an old post about a beauty review for a product that I’m still loving at this moment. Changes have happened since then for sure although one thing remains the same: my love for makeup. I won’t get into details about that here though because that would just go on and on and on and on…… you get my point.
Lets get back on theme. I recently found myself a new job! Which is equally exciting and frightening at the same time. I’m now working at the leading telecommunications company in Jakarta as a Strategic Investment Analyst. It seems super random that I progressed from a biomedical engineering background to English tutor, policy analyst, corporate strategist and now investment analyst. I don’t even want to know how my CV now reads to other HR departments. I originally applied for the corporate strategy position here which would have made way more sense but alas…fate saw differently.
After being here for around 1 month I can safely say that I don’t regret my decision. There is a sense of accomplishment I feel every time I finish work even if it is at late and random hours. I haven’t felt that in a long time though, that feeling that you are actually appreciated and being heard by your superiors, peers and other colleagues. I have to say, it feels good! Considering my uphill battle to find an ideal work environment, all those years I spent searching were definitely not wasted. You just need to be patient and trust that there is a plan out there for you with the best path.
Besides career wise, a new change in my life has been on the personal relationship side. After years and years of hit and misses (mostly misses) I think I’ve found some sort of peace that I can’t really describe. Previous relationships have always been this whirlwind drama fest because of various reasons. I think I always managed to find myself in relationships that had a definite ending. It was just a matter of when it would end. But now, I don’t want to jinx it, I feel like the sky has cleared up and clouds have lifted. Of course I still have certain anxieties and insecurities because who am I kidding, if you’ve been through as much heartache as me you are bound to think ‘what’s the catch’ every time you feel even the slightest bit happy. Lets keep fingers crossed for a drama free one this time around.
I also traveled to a Japan this year! Along with my closest and dearest friends we semi back packed our way through Osaka, Kyoto, Tokyo, Kobe, Hakone and Nikko for an amazing 11 days. It was a deep reach in the pockets but so worth it! I might make a post on that trip alone just to share some of the things I loved. (ssstt.. that trip was coincidentally the start of my own love story and another one as well)
Mid year beauty favorites will definitely deserve its own post so I will keep that for later. I really hope that I will follow through with these posts. Also must see movies and TV series (Shonda Rhimes still has me in a spellbind) should be discussed on a different post.
There you have it, a snippet of my life at the moment. Writing from my new desk, in my new chair with an old laptop and shoes I would just like to say again that everyone just needs to be patient and live out your life as it has been set. Work hard at what you want and in the end the results will definitely present itself.
Have a great day everyone!