It's a Friday night and I am at home.
Yes, I had friends who asked me out. But I chose to be home and I have been clearing my work emails from 6pm till now (skipping dinner, but no I am not on a diet). It has been about 4.5hours and yes, I am stopping my work for today. Work today was busy with a conference call once I got into the office in the morning.
After the conf call ended, I had a 30-minutes break to catch up on some emails which came in, before attending my internal Sales meeting which I presented my slides (which fyi, I did it from about 2am-5am before heading to sleep and waking up at 7am this morning). Had a late lunch as meeting ended about 1pm, before heading to a customer's place. So somehow, my emails piled up throughout the day.
Someone asked me to relax after office hours and during the weekends... To stop doing any work-related stuff. But I can't seem to be able to do it. I wouldn't consider myself as a workaholic - Well that is what I'd tell people. Instead, I would share that "I am just being responsible to reply to customer emails as soon as I can, and that if I do not clear my email today or over the weekend, I still have to do it when I am back in the office. So I might as well." Does it sound logical to you?
So the above kinda explains why I have been so busy. But busy I may have been, but I am still updating on my Instagram and Twitter (both under the username @felizaong). So you can check out those accounts of mine for lil snippets that are happening currently in my life.
For those who don't know, I have since switched jobs (and slowly adjusting to the fast work environment). I am still in the same industry, but taking on another role as an Account Manager. It is still a regional role, so I do get to travel on business trips to visit my oversea customers. I don't mind having to fly whenever or wherever I need to, for I LOVE TO TRAVEL. I might as well travel now while I am young and without any family commitments. I really do love traveling and exploring new places... So much so that after coming back from a recent vacation in late December last year, I was already thinking of going on another trip in Jan/Feb!
I know it sounds crazy, but if I am in the office the whole day. I will be at my desk typing emails the whole day. Non-stop. Other than to stop for lunch (sometimes I will just skip it or get my colleagues to pack back for me even), the few toilet breaks and the phone calls which I need to make or attend to. After work, I will still be working on my emails at home if I have my laptop with me. But just to share with you, it came to a point that I barred myself from bringing my work laptop home on some weekday nights. I kept telling myself I need some 'Work-Life Balance', and to give my time and attention to my loved ones instead. Afterall, I am supposedly going to marry a guy, not my job. :p
With all that I have typed above, I have to retaliate that I am not complaining about my job. I like seeing my numbers grow. I am someone who gets job satisfaction that way. At least my job performance can be quantifiable through my sales figures, and not one that is of a qualitative nature.
Well anyway, I hope after this week, I will be able to resume on my blogging on a regular basis. I really wish to create new content in my blog for all of you to read! What's more, I am really thankful that despite not being able to blog as often as I wish to, I still have my lovely faithful pool of readers still coming into my blog to check for updates. Well, here's the update! Ta-dah!!~~~ WOW, it has been a long time since I typed so much in a post and with no photos at all. No, I can't do that! LOL! So I am going to end the post with a recent photo of myself! Heh!~ See ya!
And yes, wishing you a great year ahead!
Filled with lotsa love and joy! :)