Friday, September 19, 2014

A Crime in Being Different?

Something happened today. Which taught me that maybe it isn't such a good idea to mix personal with professional.

I've never really thought of what the word "weird" could imply, until today when someone close was labelled such by a person who barely spent one week in contact with this someone. I'll be honest, I've used the term a thousand times on strangers and acquaintances, and I AM guilty of this frivolity.

But what makes a person seem "weird"? Is it because the person is different from you? Thinks differently? Looks different? Doesn't agree with your ethos? What? If it is any of the aforementioned, then you are "weird" for you are unable to adapt to diversity. No two individuals are identical in this world. Even the so-called identical twins have different fingerprints, DNA make up and appearance (result of environmental interactions).

So if cookie cutter human who needs to be in the "in crowd" all the time is what constitutes being a "normal" person, I'd rather be weird.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Officially in the Challenge

Today marks day 1. Got to beat this resistance to change. Only three months since losing my freedom (to a certain extent) and already I am uncertain of gaining back this freedom. See how the mind warps back to the comfort zone.

I have to buck up. Read up (a lot) to know what's going on in the ddwg meetings. And start learning to delegate and plan ahead. I really hope it won't be as bad as what some have been telling me. But if the task is too easy, then it won't be a worthy achievement.

So sm needs to press on, at least for the next few months.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Rubber Band Me

Work life has been all topsy turvy since May with two unwanted portfolio reshuffles and another one (or two) more underway. It has come to a point where my business units would call to ask who was in charge of such and such a company and I would scramble through my printed list just to discover that it was the wrong version I was looking at. I can't even remember which companies I am in charge of and honestly, it doesn't matter anymore.