2 years, 1 month, and 3 days.. and I feel like I have been through earthquakes, typhoons, and a lot of other undisclosed scary things.. and it is because I HAVE been through quite a lot.
Started out with no experience, no orientation or turnovers and had a lot to prove. Made friends, made mistakes, learned, fell down, stumbled and learned even more.. and I am thankful because all of it helped mold me into who I am today - stronger, wiser, tougher, braver.. and able to discern what's best for my life at this point in time.
- Money doesn't come easy. You may work hard but it won't always pay off financially. Being a grown up is difficult. Budgeting is an essential skill to learn.
- The person who can protect you best is YOU. People don't always have your back. There are people who will dump you in a second to protect their own asses. Be careful. And be quick to forgive.
- There are good people and there are true friends. Don't let the negativity drown you. Be open and trust that there is still good in the world. And the good is more than worth it.
- There is no one person who actually knows everything. Every day is a learning process.
- RESPECT every single person you meet no matter what walk of life they come from. It's what true professionals do.
- It takes teamwork to get things done. Be a team player. Do your best, don't drag your team down.
- Know that every problem.. has a solution. :)
I look back and smile, resting on the peaceful thought of knowing that I did my best. My boss thanked me and said, "The best time to resign is at your peak. People will remember you and know that you were a great loss to the company. Never get to a point where people hope for your resignation."
I couldn't have chosen a better company or a better job to spend the 2 years, 1 month and 3 days with. I was blessed with such a fun (and stressful) job, and to have been able to meet wonderful people, worked with such a great team, and learned from wise, kind, wonderful and inspiring bosses.
If I could do it all over again, I would jump on the opportunity in a heartbeat - and I wouldn't change a thing.
P.S.: I MADE IT. :)
PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Philip Am Guay
Extremely thankful for the sweetness my workmates did for me on my last day. I can't even.. =,)