Ok,I had a lapse of 365dayz due my forgetfulness.
Will try to get it back on course.
For the past week, I have been doing my supervision in the clinical. A brand new batch- new faces and got to know them.
Got my assessment task 1 result back, well, I have to say for a last minute work, the grade is already satisfying to start with. I cannot imagine how it would be for assessment task 2.
I have been looking for things that I enjoyed when I was a teenager…20 years, wow! times flies…I am trying to re-collect the nice memories and hobbies I enjoyed such as crocheting, manga- especially Sailormoon. The graphics when I browsed through the internet just struck my memory byte in me. How I wish I can go back to those times, carefree, not holding as many responsibilities a now.
Dealing with my three kiddos can be very very tiring. The endless nagging, the constant check on them.
Getting my sanity back often is a must. That’s why I have been looking back at things I enjoyed. At least I feel alive!
I decided to do a little Haiku after inspired by Kiwinana’s posts.
Late afternoon sun
Shines through the window curtains
Somehow it seems summer
Everything about me is fine except for a few shortcomings that I need to overcome. I bet, my husband agrees to this very point.
- procrastinate my work tasks
- always keep quiet till the last minute when things don’t go well as planned
- not a very good listener at times
The last bullet is usually to person like my hubby. I tend to take him for granted at times and thought that my presence felt will be good enough for him. But I realised that is not what he wants. He wanted me to give my opinions, listen to him 100% and not made myself as though I am invisible at times. This, I am working hard now to listen.
People who worked with me thinks that I am too cool as a cucumber at times, good to work with since I don’t blast out usually. However, there are many things that need to sound out when things don’t go well as planned. I reflected on this point many times….and yeah, I should point out as early as possible if the gut feel is not right. I tend to work based on my gut feel. Even when I know something is gonna be wrong, I will try to reverse the situation or seek alternatives rather than telling another person about it.
Last point, procrastination. I guess many of us procrastinate everyday. From the moment we woke up, we tried to delay tasks on hands till the last minute and this ties in very well with the point I was elaborating about in the last paragraph.
All these bad habits of mine can be overcome!
I believe I can do it…..
Daily Prompt: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/overcome/
I just finished my zoom chat with my Prof from Australia. This is my first time using Zoom to meet online and well, it was rather interesting to see my fellow classmates, but only got to see one with video on. The rest either were at work or have switched off their videos.
The meeting started at 3pm, 5pm in Australia. When I started, I have forgotten to put it on mute and my child’s voice and even the dogs bark were captured. It was such a epic moment when my online classmate, Julia commented about the puppies barking away…
The last time I had a meeting online was using Collaborate One… but the university decided to switch to Zoom.
This is for my independent study unit and I have to say it is quite tough. I have to search for articles to conduct a literature review before embarking on my clinical project next semester. :/
Well, Master, Master… I hope to see you soon next year!
This September, I am going to start my series of 365 Days in my blog. It will be a collection of daily journey I had been through so that I can look back and what, where, when, what, why and how I got to snap a picture. I guess it would be interesting though.
Join me if you wish to!
Lately, I heard of many friends leaving their organisations. I learnt one lesson from it. Leaving may not be due to unhappiness or conflict. It can also mean one have stayed too long to see much and the job became a mundane thing to do.
Nothing much to learn…. next best thing is to leave, take on another job and continue developing. This is how a person has personal growth and development.
A good leader do not stop good staff from leaving, instead wish them the best to encourage them to grow.
Lately, my eldest had completed her continuous assessment for Term 3 and the results she gotten was not as what I expected to be, but nevertheless, she showed improvement.
As a mom, I felt guilty as I have not been spending time with her doing her homework. I let her play as I felt that childhood should be more better spent having fun. All this while, I have this mentality. I know I am right in my own parenting. However, with the results that she had, I thought it would be more better to focus on her studies rather than play. Especially so when next year is her streaming exam.
I got a tutor for her, so that someone would be able to help me to guide and monitor her progress. I very much wanted to coach her studies but it is impossible to do so, especially when I had my studies to cope with and to teach the younger ones in their work.
Reflection of the day: to spend at least 45 mins of my time with her to do her homework.
I guess it’s doable….and well, I have to think of ways to entertain the younger siblings till their turn for their study.
I am a big fan of sauteed mushrooms. Every time, if I were to order some big breakfast or breakfast buffet, this is something that I would look out for.
Well, I decided to make sauteed mushroom yesterday, using a random recipe from the internet. Well, I find it tasted well. 😀
Hubb & the kiddos loved it. Well, I think I will cook more often these days, since I am more “free-er” for the time being.
Life to me is something that is full of energy, full of aspiration, dreams and many things that could be achieve. Yeah, that was me when I was in my early 20s. Career was always my priority and my dream was to be a DN (Director in Nursing). Everything was smooth sailing and at the age of 28, I was considered to be young to be groomed as a Nurse coordinator/ deputizing when my manager was not around. Even when I was not feeling well, I still went to work, trying to put my best in work.
However, everything changed when I conceived.
Family became priority and because of family, I changed jobs that offered a stable office hours and weekends off. I was so used not to take leave when I was sick but this changed when I became a parent. Just a cough from my little one would send me to the Doc and get a childcare leave, just to be with her. Work became 2nd priority.
Now as the three of them grow up, work become important again. I feel that there was so much lost, that I could do. It is the personal achievement or satisfaction I was seeking for my gratification.
But I also know that I have to let go certain things. I don’t think I will be so yearning to be on the top of the corporate ladder. I am fine to take on assignments which I think is challenging. But I am more keen to get myself back to hobbies I will love to do, such as crocheting, photography, cooking.
I hope I have more energy to channel for those hobbies though. It’s time to do so….