A Quickie Update

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! :)

3 Response to A Quickie Update

26 January 2013 at 00:15

Haha, I'm like you. I bring work home, I work during the weekends. I do a lot of overtimes and if I need to miss some sleep, I will for the sake of finishing the work I'm supposed to do. I am not a workaholic -- in fact, I'm innately very lazy. But I'm someone who hates to run away from my responsibilities and to disappoint people who had invested their trust in me. That and my dreams fuel me to work very hard.

It gets me sometimes, of course. I get frustrated once a while, when I think of what I might be missing out there while I'm burying myself with work. But at the same time, I know I'll find myself more stressed-out and unable to relax if I let the work pile up and crash on me like an avalanche once the weekend is over. I am very focused on my priorities right now--the present and the future.

My only real frustration is that I can't blog as often. :p

26 January 2013 at 00:55

@Vivi We are on the same boat!!! OMGosh!!! But you express it so much better!!

I'm thinking exactly what you are thinking too!!! -->

1. "But I'm someone who hates to run away from my responsibilities and to disappoint people who had invested their trust in me."


2."I get frustrated once a while, when I think of what I might be missing out there while I'm burying myself with work. But at the same time, I know I'll find myself more stressed-out and unable to relax if I let the work pile up and crash on me like an avalanche once the weekend is over."

3. "My only real frustration is that I can't blog as often"

I guess, ultimately we are all merely trying to do our job to the best we can. But most importantly we have to be happy overall.

Anonymous
4 February 2013 at 23:22

What are you working as? Why so busy?

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