My last post was to announce the opening of Dessert Tales, my baking blog. It was also my last free day before I started my new temp job. I’m ending work here end of Nov; frankly I still feel like I’m on a break the 2 months I’m here. I’m not sure to call it lucky or unlucky, but ever since I came in, everything they hired me for got postponed so I’m sitting here half the time with nothing to do. I decided to end my stint here one month early, so that I can celebrate December and Christmas away (hah!).
I think my best decision this year was to quit my job and just be free for 6 months. Put a stop to all the negativity that came from work. It’s true putting distancing yourself from the unhappiness help put things into better perspective. I still miss my co-workers after I started working as a temp, and suddenly all the pain from my previous job doesn’t seem so bad. But I regret nothing taking that step to be out of the ‘chaos’ and getting some clarity in job expectations.
My friend casually commented just the other day, “after being in a few jobs, you learn that there will always be little things that annoy you in each job you’re in.”
It was something I thought about these few months – that in no matter which job we go into, there will be things that drive you crazy, and things that make you happy. If we can stop putting so much emphasis on ‘chose a job that you love and you’ll never have to work another day’, I guess everyone will be much happier. Cause even if you’re in a job you love, there will be someone or something that will make you want to pull your hair out.
With all the rest and time to think, I’m now ready to take up my next job.
But before that, December! More baking, crafting, gatherings and Christmas celebrations! :D
This week has been nice. No urgent or surprise deadlines, no watching silly politics or drama at work. It was just quiet, easy and slow. I quickly took the chance to take Friday off, relax and bake up red velvet cupcakes due tomorrow for a birthday girl.
I’m also a happy girl knowing that one of my favourite Merlin author is writing more stories! I finished the latest chapter of an on-going series and was sad that I needed to wait for the next chapter… It’s like watching your favourite TV series, and having to wait one week for the next episode. Only with fiction, it usually takes longer. Especially since the word count this author has averages about 50,000 per chapter (her latest chapter had 80,000 words!). I’m quite picky with fanfiction (out-of-character characters, bad grammar, missing punctuation, the lack of plot throw me off fast). But this series has kept me around for over 9 long chapters, and wanting more. And I’m so glad she has more plot bunnies :P
I’ve also been seriously contemplating on getting a DSLR, particularly the Canon Rebel T3i / 600D. Because even though my Canon S90 is serving me well, I feel it might be time to take it to the next level. I’ll probably hit the shops soon to try out the different camera and see which I like ;) If any of you have recommendations on cameras or lenses for taking photos of food and people, I’m keen to hear from you!
Anyway, here are some pictures from the week (cause I’m bored and have nothing interesting to type :P)
We had a geek day at work one day. I’m starting to love my big frame glasses more :p
Took a class photo with the level 3 arts management students and some of the lecturers :) The students will soon be graduating! When I first came in, they were only in level 1…
Have a great weekend!