Chartreuse Sweater: Supersale Bazaar | Printed Skirt: Topshop | Booties: Christian Siriano (same as here ) | Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim | Necklace: Charlie | Watch: Daniel Wellington | Bangle: Cartier
A few days ago, I was very much upset with myself for missing out on a crucial detail for one of my work presentations. It wasn’t that big of a deal, truth be told, I just didn’t like the idea of making rookie mistakes when I’ve been performing at my optimum since I’ve shifted careers. To be fair though, the team is understaffed and I’ve been shouldering bulk of the load as of late–I haven’t had a decent weekend, plus the first and last thing on my mind (other than my boyfriend) is how my day in the office will pan out.
It’s not as horrible as I make it out to be–I actually feel surprisingly fulfilled with what I’m doing. I just need room to breathe once in a while (isn’t that what I always say though?).
But with my new employment, I’ve always prided myself to be one of the responsible ones. Not the most, of course, but one of, which is a huge step for me considering I was pretty complacent and lax in my old office. Yes, I hit my quota on an average but I didn’t like what I was doing so I did mostly everything half-heartedly. Nowadays, I’m getting stellar evaluations from my peers and upper management, something I never thought would happen but I’m proud to say that I get my job done all the time. How I’m performing right now, is how I’ve always dreamed of performing in my every endeavor: challenged, fueled, optimistic, geared, and disciplined–something I didn’t quite have back in college and my first job. I’m not sure if I’ve stated it here already but the reason why I made a drastic career shift with a huge paycut is because I didn’t like how I was anymore and I hated my work ethics–I felt that perhaps a change of scenery was going to jump-start my passion and allow me to rebuild the values that I shoved under the rug in the process.
It was a brilliant solution and it was something I never wanted to lose. So when I overlooked something, I was hugely disappointed as I didn’t want a relapse to the old me. My boyfriend tells me I shouldn’t be too hard on myself (this is my own mantra, which he appropriately used when I ranted to him) and I’m not (or at least, I think I’m not), I’m just deathly afraid of losing my momentum.
Anyway, live and let live. The only way I allowed myself to forgive me was to work more hours–I’m a masochist, obviously. I can’t help but think wryly though: yes, I’m definitely 26, and yes, this is what growing up feels like.
Here’s a photo set of my outfit from a few weeks back; it’s been getting colder as of late, a product of the start of the BER season. I’m quite glad I can take out my fluffy coats for a whirl. I’m taking baby steps though with sweaters for now. Here are some more photos:
Finally, we’re at the end of the blog post and as promised, I am blogging more frequently and I’m still giving away a little something-something for every post within my birthday month. Neat, huh?
So before I show everyone what I’m giving away, I want to clarify that all winners of my Birthday Contest will be announced on the second week of November, which means you can join even in the previous entries!
In my last post, I was giving away a 2,ooo pesos GC from Tomato Philippines. This time, I am giving away…
This gorgeous bag from Maxene’s Closet, an online shop that provides good quality, trendy, and locally produced bags. Don’t let my VSCO processing skills fool you (for some odd reason, it’s a bit pixelated) but here’s a better product shot that will do the physical bag justice:
Also, here are some more photos of Maxene’s closets bags! They’re seriously too cute and trendy for the life of me.
So it’s pretty simple, for you to be eligible, here are some easy-peasy steps: