At one point this year, I didn’t expect I would make it to the end of 2017 with the same job. It was my most difficult year in the corporate world. My confidence in my work was shattered. Have you ever felt like you just didn’t fit in? Like a circular peg trying to fit into a square hole? Without a doubt I have the creativity and vision– but if it’s in the right place… it became a question this year.
I’m happy I made it. I wanted to survive. And survive I did.
But I want to change the tone of my career narrative. I don’t want to “just survive” but I want to deliver meaningful content. It has never been just a job for me. This is a life’s passion. I was reminded recently by a friend that I do have great skills and talent in what I do. I just have to find a new way to share that with the world.
Earlier we had our year-end team building and lunch. The team building activity was at an escape room in Dhoby Ghaut. I was skeptical at first. Why would anyone want to lock themselves into a dark, tiny room with their colleagues at 9 o’clock in the morning?
But I had a surprisingly great time. In fact, I want to recommend this escape room to some of my friends if they are up for it.
Lunch was at the Marina Mandarin. It was a great buffet spread. Far better than what we had the previous year which was just near our office.
I handled the “Secret Santa” activity and I got what I wished for. A light box. 🙂
A challenging year for me on various levels. But I refuse to remember 2017 as just that. I was still working with great people. And for that I am grateful. Thank you.