End of yet another year

Oh gosh I can’t believe how time flies. I know I’ve been harping on this since forever but it’s exactly how I feel. And as much as I hate sounding like a broken record, I’ve got to say 2017 hasn’t exactly been a fantastic year for me. It isn’t all horrible but I’m hoping 2018 will be a much better year for me.

There are so many things that I want to do but being unemployed does have its limitations, particularly in the income area. I think not many people will understand this struggle unless they’ve gone through the same situation as I have. I really hope things will pick up for me next year and that I’ll make the right decisions and not live to regret them.

Despite being unemployed, I’ve been kept quite busy over the past few months. My sister gave birth to a baby boy in September so I’ve officially become an aunt! I pop by her place on most days to disturb play with the baby and on the days that I stay home, I’ll try to work on my polymer clay crafts. Being someone who sucks at time management, I find it incredibly challenging to find time to blog among all my other activities. So yeah, that basically explains my long absence.

I just want to give a short shout-out here before the year comes to an end and before I go, I hope 2018 will bring more happiness and opportunities to all. Happy holidays everyone!

A short update

I know I’ve been away for a (long) while so I thought I’d pop by here to share some updates. I try hard not to talk about my work but somehow it’s pretty much the only thing I can talk about. Believe it or not, I’m actually tired of ranting about my job (or the lack of one in the past) but I guess my life is so uneventful that I simply don’t have other stuff to write about.

I’m still with the company that I mentioned in my last post back in February and let’s just say I don’t like it there. Before you start thinking hey, this person must be a problematic employee who seems to have issues with every company, I want to mention that I have another colleague who shares exactly the same sentiments as me. I’m positive that this time round, the problem doesn’t lie with me. My contract is ending in January next year but there’s an opportunity for an extension, albeit a short one. As much as I dislike the job and certain people there, I’ll probably accept it while I continue to look out for a new job.

I’m thinking I should return to my blog and come up with other more interesting things to write about. Make it a regular thing, you know? But judging from my lack of discipline, it might just fizzle out even before I begin. Well, maybe it’s time to start planning something.

Back in business (I hope)

I haven’t been here so long that WordPress decided to teach me a lesson by locking me out. Had to spend a couple of hours troubleshooting my themes and PHP files before I could manage to get my site functioning properly again. Ugh. All these coding stuff are just not my thing.

Remember I mentioned in my last post six months ago that I had found a job but didn’t like the job scope? Unfortunately, the job didn’t grow on me so I decided not to accept the conversion. I left the company a week ago and I’m currently back in the job market again. I’ve been trying to find the elusive “nice job” in the past five years and I’ve come to realise that it doesn’t exist at all. Right now I just want to get a generalist role and hopefully be able to settle down in my next job.

I’d also like to highlight that I’ve completely failed my Day Zero Project. I said I’m a procrastinator, didn’t I? I thought by having a list drawn up I’d be able to achieve at least 50% of my goals within the specific timeline. Sadly, lists and deadlines do absolutely nothing for me. Never had and never will.

Anyway, I’m so glad to be back.