BOOBOO

Ack! My first major booboo!
Rarrrr.

Must focus next time.

On the other hand, thank God my work doesn’t require me to save people’s lives. Because if it did, I would have killed about a hundred people by now. Hah.

Gahd. I guess that means no shoe shopping for the next few weeks. SAD FACE.

Bulleted is all I have time for

* LIFE is SO BUSY
* Seriously, my days are filled with writing, writing, writing.
* Not that I’m complaining.
* I didn’t shut down my laptop for two weeks straight. I just couldn’t be bothered with closing all the documents one by one, and reopening them the next day.
* I worked on an Online Marketing plan in 48 hours. ALONE.
* The Marketing budget, I did in two weeks. HEE.
* I am a nomadic employee. For serious.
* I’m gonna have a room I can call my own! YAY. Cannot wait to spruce it up.
* Gradually crossing things off my bucket list. Happiness.
* Okay, I gotta get back to work.
* Lemme end with a photo of Sharkboy’s Snake Eyes toy. ‘Cause we are both in ninja mode these days. Photo is also part of my second attempt at Project 52.

Where the Sidewalk Ends

There is a place where the sidewalk ends
And before the street begins,
And there the grass grows soft and white,
And there the sun burns crimson bright,
And there the moon-bird rests from his flight
To cool in the peppermint wind.

Let us leave this place where the smoke blows black
And the dark street winds and bends.
Past the pits where the asphalt flowers grow
We shall walk with a walk that is measured and slow,
And watch where the chalk-white arrows go
To the place where the sidewalk ends.

Yes we’ll walk with a walk that is measured and slow,
And we’ll go where the chalk-white arrows go,
For the children, they mark, and the children, they know
The place where the sidewalk ends.

– Shel Silverstein

I’ve been burnt out from work for the longest time. The year started with a lot of work coming in from everywhere. While this is, in fact, something to be happy about, things get a little unbearable when your team is undermanned and deadlines come by the hour. I work mostly as an AE these days and I tell you, juggling between clients and creatives is HIGHLY stressful.

As a result, I’ve been getting sick frequently. From bad coughs to hyperacidity, the stress have really been taking its toll on me.

I’m not the type to heave a huge sigh of relief during weekends because I rarely get harassed, but the past few months have seen me looking forward to Fridays even before Monday is done.

So this Holy Week break, I plan to let out a great big sigh of relief. Though my days will be filled with activities at Church, I am still grateful that I won’t be spending the beautiful summer days in front of my laptop, stuck in this concrete beast.

I can’t wait to ESCAPE.
to EXHALE.
to BREATHE.
to LIVE AGAIN.

Going Full Circle

After staying away for a year and 4 months, I’m going back to the world of advertising. I spent 9 months writing for websites, and 7 months doing PR, and those jobs have been fun. But this opportunity knocks, and I just had to grab it, or else I would never stop wondering what new adventures I would be missing.

Call me a serial monogamist when it comes to jobs, but believe me, it was a tough decision. In the end, I had to follow my gut feel. And my gut said to take this job.

It was embarrassing, having to tell my superior that I was resigning, after only 7 months working for the company, but I really had to do this for myself.

Ikaw naman ,” Sharkboy said. He couldn’t have said it better. He’s been enjoying his job, passionate with his work, still excited over new projects. And maybe he sees the same excitement from me this time. Maybe he sees how giddy I feel just at the thought of being able to immerse myself (fully) in advertising again. I thought my last advertising job put me off from the industry forever, but apparently not. Once you’ve tried it, it’s really hard not to go back.

And he’s right.Ako naman.” I think it’s time I pursued a career, not just a job. Since I resigned from my first job last January, I’ve been pursuing “transitional” jobs. Maybe this time, I’ll stick to this, even after the honeymoon period is over.

And so I’m doing it again, saying my goodbyes, squaring off my shoulders to face a new world. It’s not going to be easy, but I’m going to make the most out of it. There are sacrifices I have to make, new discoveries, new learnings, but it will work out for the best. This time, I feel I’m actually heading somewhere.

So, wish me luck as I start this new job. It’s my time. =)