Saturday, September 18, 2010

This is my September

So I have stopped in writing blogs for a while but I had a talk with my friend Arianne last night and she told me to write again. Hah. Good to know that somebody cares when you just write stuff about yourself. I tried on writing blogs again a few weeks ago but I have this thing that I can’t stop myself from writing everything that’s on my mind. Apparently, I really have many things to share. Post grad and pre employment have been a wonderful journey for me. From hardships to success. From depression to happiness. It’s been a roller coaster ride.

But this ain’t going to be all about that. I have never in my life feel so blessed until this month of September. I just feel like I’m having the best time of my life even if I’m not doing anything at the moment. It is fun when you have a lot to look forward and it all happened this month and some are yet to happen but it’s soon. Here’s just a few things that I looked forward and still looking forward for this month.

Before September 2010 came, I’m looking forward to 3 things. My birthday party, Survivor Nicaragua premiere and the start date of my first ever job at Thomson Reuters.

These 3 important things are especially worth looking forward for because of the obstacles and struggles I’ve been to. First, looking for a job wasn’t so easy in my case. Before landing a job at Thomson Reuters, I have applied for being a Sales representative, Medical transcriptionist, talent acquisition staff and many more to mention. Heck, I even accidentally applied to a call center with low salary. Thank God I didn’t pursue it because the current job that I have is the closest thing related to my course.

I have passed the examinations and interviews for the Publishing Specialist post at Thomson Reuters. I was just waiting for the contract signing until one of the HR of Thomson Reuters called me and informed me that I still haven’t passed the Medical Exam due to my high blood pressure. They asked for me to seek a medical clearance from an Internal Medicine physician stating that I’m clear from Hypertension and I’m fit to work. I thought it was going to be easy so I immediately went to the hospital to accomplish the requirement of the HR only to know that my blood pressure still hasn’t dropped. So I worked out and changed my eating routine for a week and some few days and I finally accomplished the normal blood pressure for me to have a medical clearance. Telling this story is so easy but I struggled not only physically but also emotionally. Eating is one of my hobby, passion, favorite thing to do, almost my LIFE (no kidding).. I just love love love eating and I had to deprive myself from eating my favorite food just to pass a requirement that’s needed from me. I succeeded though and now it actually helped me feel good about myself.

I still love eating but now I find myself not too sugapa for food. Throughout this healthy process, I learned to appreciate vegetables and fruits that I barely eat before. I realized that I really need it. I also appreciate jogging now which used to be a thing for me that’s like pulling a tooth through a door when you’re young. Now, I love how I feel. When you look good, you feel good. Not that I look that good but it’s better to walk anywhere without having a huge tummy.

Thomson Reuters is really a blessing for me for it taught me to live a healthy lifestyle. To think that I had no plans on working in this company because of the start date which is September 20. I told myself that by June/July, I should have a job and if I still don’t have any by August, that’s when I’ll apply in a Call Center company. Luckily, I didn’t and Thomson Reuters made me patient and it actually made me pursue a job that I really love. Working in an office is my thing. I am thankful to my OJT, Wildfire because they made me realize to follow what I love and I realized as I work during my OJT that production work is not my thing. Instead, I prefer being in front of the computer and I can work there even for the whole working hour. That is boring for some but I think that this is my cup of tea and that’s what I prefer.

And now, let’s go back to my food deprivation. This just made me look forward to September more especially my birthday. :) Being food deprived is hard for me and the moment I got my medical clearance, my anticipation for my birthday increased bigtime. I knew that no one is gonna hinder me from eating during my birthday. Heck, I was wrong. I actually didn’t eat much during my birthday but still, a week without food really made my wait for my birthday so sweet. This is why I was so excited about this month and I still am. The first week happened with me signing my contract for Thomson Reuters and celebrating my birthday. All my preparations for my birthday paid off because I didn’t only improve my relationship with my mom, we bonded from going to the market and buy food, to cleaning the house, to cooking food, preparing all the stuff needed for my birthday but also, my closest friends came. It was fun to celebrate a party when you all know everyone around and they’re happy for you and you all see their smiles greeting you. It was a FANTASTIC party. I know I had fun and my visitors swept all the food that we’ve prepared for them. The party didn’t end through that party because the day after, me and my College friends went to Nuvali and just chilled through the burning heat of Sta. Rosa. LOL. When I went back home, I immediately slept and when I woke up, I had flu and sore throat. BOO

The second week of September, despite my flu, I finished my thesis of course with the help of my thesis mate Pat and the money of Fila. Pat helped me lots for that thesis even though she doesn’t need it yet and she still have lots of responsibilities at school. My only concern about her is that she made me wait a lot of times and she’s sorta a cause of delay but it’s all good because all my efforts for it paid off as I am already cleared and I’m ready to get my TOR on Oct. 5. :) I need it for my job. Also, this week is the start of Survivor Nicaragua. My favorite show ever and I’m just happy. :p All my friends know that I love Survivor and before my Day 1 at my work, it’s cool that I got to see an episode, live. The icing on the cake is that my favorite, Brenda, dominated the first episode. :D

Now, the only thing I’m looking forward is my Day 1 at work in Thomson Reuters Legal. I can’t wait to be a part of them and officially say that I’m working at Thomson Reuters. I’m proud to have my first job there and it’s 2 days from my first day of work. I just hope that these blessings continue so I could not only look back at September to be MY month but I would also like to say by the end of this year that this is my year. I have good vibes that this will be my favorite year.

But life is good. Life is amazing, because there’s still a party waiting for me before working. Tomorrow will be my grandmother’s 85th birthday. For the past 5 or 6 years, she have been sent to the hospital twice and one of those instances, she almost died from heart failure that’s why I’m happy for her and I would like to have the opportunity to at least hug her again. She’s very supportive of her grandchildren especially regarding Academics because she used to be a teacher and a principal. She is so proud of me when she learned that I landed a job.

That’s it. This is my September.