Monday, December 7, 2009

Enjoying what I do

The weekend zoomed past so quickly, I'm back in the office again as if I'd never left. Monday blues? Not really. I can't say that I don't enjoy working, I actually enjoy what I do. I guess I'm fortunate to have ended up in a job and career that I like and I'm grateful for that.

Once a fortune teller read my palm and told me that I am able to pick up things easily, "especially things that men are good at". At the time, I assume he meant things like driving, assembling IKEA furniture and playing electronic games (stereotypical but not far wrong). I passed my driver's exam the first time without fuss, I find DIY quite simple (because I actually READ AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS... *hint to the men out there*) and I generally have good hand-eye coordination. But the fact that is most supportive of his analysis is the fact that there are a lot more men than women in my chosen line of work. I guess whatever the women find unattractive about my line of work doesn't bother me (as much).

I'm not adverse to coming into the office on the weekend or staying late to finish up some work to meet a deadline. I never travel without my blackberry and my laptop, even if it's just for the weekend. I enjoy dealing with the difficult issues that crop up. I enjoy meeting all the different people whom I come across. I enjoy the thrill and the satisfaction of a good result achieved for the client.

Of course there are days when I can't wait to leave the office or when the weekend can't come soon enough. I have to deal with the deadlines, the targets, the clients, the opponents, the upper management, the juniors, etc., all of which can be stressful and taxing. Still, despite all that, I love what I do.

I'm also very lucky to have found this career path because outside work, I don't have specialised skill in anything. I'm a real jack of all trades - I can cook, sew, knit, crochet, bake, draw, handle a camera, play musical instruments, use some IT, play some sports, do some gardening, do some design, etc. etc. ... but I am master of none of these things and I certainly would not be able to rely on any of these things to make a living.

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