How often do you come across an article that compels you to re-look at your current well-being. More importantly, the possibility that happiness should not be a goal in your life?
"It is the very pursuit of happiness that thwarts happiness."
Tuesday, 15 January 2013
On hindsight, I am glad to be where I am right now.
Yes you probably have guessed it, I used to work there. Since the day I bid that firm farewell, it has been almost a year that I am with my current employer. I guess for most of us, having a stable job with steady income is probably a given that comes along with most jobs. Never in my wildest dream would I have foreseen myself in the meeting room with my boss & a HR personnel discussing my compensation package. That was certainly a "milestone" in my career, I was just 24 when it happened, still fresh from university and barely working for just 2 years. Suddenly, my career has come to a dead end.
Without doubt, that was a hard fall. In such tough times, the support from family & friends had helped to keep me moving forward. Like a sharp jolt that awakens you from deep sleep, I had come to realize the harsh reality of how cut-throat the investment banking industry is.
The human spirit grows & develops from such experiences hence in my job search I was certain that my next job must offer me stability and opportunities for growth because I was not getting any younger & I most certainly would need the steady income for settling down.
Today, here & now, looking back at what happened, I am glad that it did because I could not have imagined where I would have ended up.
6th Jan this year was my 5th year with my beloved. Thanks for planning the awesome staycation at W Hotel Sentosa Cove. Just like the saying goes, it just keeps getting better. The suite we got (Fabulous Room) was just perfect & the lovely surprises by the wonderful people at W Hotel made this day so much more special. Every single cent was really well spent. Impeccable service!
Anybody who has been in a relationship before would know that falling in love is easy but staying in love is no easy feat. Especially with friction & the inevitable arguments, I'm just glad that we have stayed strong together.
I'm thankful for having you by my side through the rough patches in my life. Cheers to many many many more wonderful years ahead!