find out why in the post below.
Let’s just say I listen to a lot of TED talks.
My office environment is lax, besides the few passive aggressive emails I receive from my (woman) boss every so often. Also, My chatty co-worker just moved cubicles a few weeks ago and now I am all by myself in my cubicle (besides the fact that my other (male) boss could easily tunnel vision me by a simple turn of his head).
So with that said I rejoice in the silence and take full advantage of it filling it with Education. I can’t listen to audiobooks because it is hard to follow sometimes with office interruptions, but I do listen to a lot of TED talks, when I am not busy counting down the minutes to go home, and I actually quiet enjoy them and thankful I am able to.
Here are some of the stuff that stayed with me and I want to share them with you:
Hello Wonderful Reader,
I am having the Sunday/Monday blues here. It’s 11:12 pm and I am not looking forward to the next day. I have vowed so many times during HARD TIMES that I would never complain about idiotic, trivial things such as traffic, or a job. BUT, here I am!! In a humble effort I am going to try to shift my perspective by listing the reasons why I am grateful for my job.
- I start at 6:00 am (by choice) and get off at 2:30 pm, which is earlier than most people.
- I can use my headphones at work.
- We have a Keurig machine at work (free coffee).
- My boss is working remotely and only comes 1 week out of the month.
- I have my own big cubicle, that is isolated from all others cubicles (except the fact the GM has tunnel vision to mine).
- I take 40 minutes lunches (instead of 30 minutes).
- I get to run my own meeting every week (which I dread but it is good practice to get out of my comfort zone).
- I get along with a couple of girls at work.
- It is generally a relaxed environment.
- My office is less than 20 people.
- We kinda don’t have a dress code.
- I GET PAID.
Dear Wonderful Reader,
So my job interview didn’t go well at all. I didn’t plan accordingly so I was 20 minutes late. Like I said I tried the honesty approach but it didn’t go well at all. It seems like people want to hear “groomed” answers at job interviews.
I was a little depressed driving home cause I felt like my true self isn’t as impressive as my “groomed” (fake) self in job interviews. But then I realized… to hell with it.
Oh Above is what I wore to my job interview.
Dear Wonderful Reader,
I have a job interview tomorrow. As I am sitting here trying to figure out how to give the perfect answers and look the perfect way, I realized that I am making the same mistake all over again. Thats what I did at my last job and It wasn’t a good fit. Perhaps it was because all of us were sitting there “acting the part”. As I started working there and getting closer to my boss and co-workers and getting more comfortable to show my personality, when all the facades fell, thats when our differences started erupting and looked us right in the eye. And it was evident that there is a clash of philosophy/personality.
So I am just going to drop that facade.
I am not going to lie about the gaps in my resume.
I am not going to say the good-sounding weaknesses like “I’m a perfectionist”, and “I could have such high standards at times”, when they say ask me about my weaknesses in the work place.
I am not going to try to contain my big hair into a bun.
I am not going to wear a the “standard” dress shirt, skirt, and high heels.
I am not going to be politically correct.
I am going to be frank and fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What happens if we act like our normal selves in a job interview?!
Stay tuned to know the rest of this social experiment and to get a glimpse of my outfit and all the details.
Dear Wonderful Reader,
It’s unsettling how I am 25 and still aren’t working my dream job. In fact, I don’t even know what my dream job. To be honest with you, I don’t even believe in the concept of “a dream job”. Quiet frankly, I feel like this is just bogus and probably a derivative of the “American Dream” bullcrap.
Simply, I want a job that I am going to enjoy. I know, I won’t even always enjoy it. I want a job that has purpose. Purpose that wakes me up everyday and urges me to continue. I believe I would enjoy a job a fighting for a cause. I care deeply about animal rights, and spreading the Gospel, and helping people/animals in general. Unfortunately, with great causes come great pains. I am full of fear about diving into those topics I know there is an ugly truth to what’s happening to animal each passing second, and christian minorities in the world. The truth is ugly and there is so much evil, that I am afraid of being exposed to that and I’m discouraged to help.
But, with great courage comes great rewards. My prayer is that I could gain this courage and guidance to walk in my purposeful path.
Dear Wonderful Reader,
Thank you so much for bearing with me here, I know I haven’t been consistent in my posts, yet I received many follows and support from you. Nonetheless, rest assured that I take my blog and you very seriously because this isn’t a hobby for me anymore, but its a dream.
Its my dream to become a successful blogger.
I have been busy all last week with my new blog This Is The Day. The idea of this blog was actually born here on 4ever21Christina; I used to post quotes and pair them up with pictures that represents them, and it was a great success. So, I decided to create This Is The Day because I wanted to narrow the focus of 4ever21Christina, without having to let go of the inspirational quotes and pictures. Thus far I have been blessed with This Is The Day as it has been a great success. Make sure to check it out, if you haven’t already. Also I have been updating my other blog I Heart Vocabulary (yup, a third blog!) and it looks super fantastic and hipster-ish now; check that out as well.
Last but not least, I have been doing a lot of thinking and planning for my lovely blog 4ever21Christina and I can’t wait to (re)start this journey with you. 4ever21Christina is for the woman (and man) who are interested in learning about art, music, film, culture, fashion, beauty, spirituality etc. In other words, I am a woman who enjoys learning and being well-rounded about many subjects that interests me and I want you to embark on this voyage with me.
So in spirit of all these changes, I made a weekly schedule and it goes as follows:
Musical Monday: Discover and rediscover new or old albums and artists from all sorts of genres and eras together.
Tasty Tuesday: Learn how to cook simply, deliciously, and healthy.
Wonderful Wednesday: Enhance your natural beauty and the beauty of your surroundings.
Thoughtful Thursday: Think and discuss more serious ideas about life, politics, books etc.
Fabulous Friday: Rock the latest fashion trends, and all that jazz.
Silvery Saturday: AKA Silver Screen Saturday; features a movie every week.
Sophisticated Sunday: All about art, baby!