Watch: Charriol | Printed Palazzo Pants: Zara | Semi-Cropped Top: Miss Selfridge | Grey Bag: Celine | Wedge Heels: Gold Dot | Necklace: H&M | Bangles: Cartier, Hermes
Just fresh from my short-lived vacation in Cebu (to attend a childhood friend’s wedding) and now I’m starting my first day of work in my shiny new office environment, with a different set of responsibilities and colleagues. It’s all so exciting, really! Unfortunately, however, this isn’t my outfit for today as I opted for safe but corporate basics (without taking photos, to avoid tardiness)… I actually wore this roughly a week ago for a pre-work planning session my new office invited me to, just so I can be pre-introduced to everyone.
So technically, this isn’t exactly my first day, right? Almost, but not quite! I know a few people already, so it’s not as awkward.
Everything is still pretty new though, to be quite honest–I’m learning the ropes and getting a hang of certain things. It’s a totally different industry and environment but I think this is where I belong. For now, at least. Thankfully, the workload isn’t that heavy yet as it is my first day, but I presume it will be eventually.
Don’t worry though, I won’t be MIA anytime soon. I’ll figure out a way to balance everything so I can churn out my Manila Bulletin articles, my blog posts, and my work at the same time–I might have shorter posts but I promise to produce something of quality once in a while. For now, my primary focus is to be well-adjusted in this new industry so forgive me if there are slight delays and lesser social media interactions. I will try my best to attend to every query or comment, rest assured.
For those of you though, asking me when I upped and decided to quit work, to search for other opportunities, let me tell you this: you know when. It’s a gut-feel. Trust me, I’m a very dense person and so I’m usually oblivious to hunches… but you just know and when it does happen to you, you will know. I know it sounds vague, but it starts with the little things–you start to lose your passion over what you’re doing, your mind will start to stray, and you will come home feeling less fulfilled as each day passes. It’s a slow-burn process. Some days, I wake up not wanting to go to work anymore and I think that’s the worst. It’s a persistent throbbing from deep within, honestly–like the onset of diarrhea or nausea or both, that gets stronger and stronger until you realize that the only way for it to go away is when you find that “fulfillment” you’re looking for.
Of course, in the end, you still have to weigh your options and you still have to make sure that you’re making the right decision–this is where you have to create a concrete or at least, a mental Pros & Cons list (no, really). If you can still jump-start and resuscitate your love for your work, especially if you think you’re in the right industry, then by all means, you should give it a try. In fact, give it a try first even if you’re not sure. If you’ve exhausted your “tries” and you think your concerns are unsolvable, then perhaps it’s best for you to scout for greener pastures already.
Don’t get me wrong though, I don’t think my previous work was bad… far from it–it simply just wasn’t for me. As in… I’m not the right person for the job and deep inside, there is no mutual contentment simply because, I’m not feeling fulfilled and in effect, the company isn’t able to maximize my potential. My previous job was amazing, actually–it was very rewarding. If you look at my perks from a third person’s POV, it was an ideal set-up–the position was good, there was ample monetary gratification, I interfaced with talented and great individuals (on and off showbiz), and I worked for a competitive industry, in a reputable company that’s brag-worthy but… it just isn’t my calling.
So there. I don’t know if I helped those inquiries but in life, not a lot of decisions are purely black and white. Here are some more photos of the outfit:
Before I forget, announcing Burger Company PH’s winners for 1,000 pesos GCs each! I will be releasing new promos, discount coupons, and the like in my upcoming entries so hang on to that! Drum rolls (we’ll get in touch with you)…