First quarter of 2015 will be over soon.
When I started to become involve with our payroll process at work, it seems that each month is flying pretty faster than it used to.
I guess this is psychological (**smiles**) though in a way it is nice because it means salary time again. Hurray!
So, what are the big milestones in my life during this first quarter of 2015?
First – I am thankful that my brother finally found a job. He is now back in Maldives. It was not an easy journey for him to search for a new job. It took quite a long time than expected.
Anyway, I’m glad that he is on track again.
Second – My dear sister finally left the company that she really hated to work with. She braved handing over her resignation even without a job offer on hand. After several meetings with her senior managers, who were persuading her to withdraw her resignation, she reached to conclusion – a big NO.
When a company has a rotten system, I see that company as hopeless. It will not change overnight like what the senior managers suggested to happen.
Luckily, she found a job before her notice period ended. (**big clap**)
Now, we are just waiting for her new employment visa. I wish her success in her new work.
Third – I am in touch again with my niece, a child born out of wedlock. Well, not really in touch directly but through her Mom. I offered help to support her school but her Mom refused stressing that it’s my brother’s responsibility and not mine.
I truly understand her. I am glad that we are now in touch.
Fourth – I passed the exam. whoa!
I actually attended a 40 hours training course which is related to my current role at work. It was a grueling 5 hours Saturday class.
At the end of the training, we had our exam, a 10 essay questions with sub-questions. I could not express how tiring it was because it was a 2-hours handwritten exam.
I felt so slow in writing my answers and it was a shame that I didn’t get the correct spellings of some words. It is just a proof how I am so used of computer and keyboards.
I am convinced that I am faster at typing than at handwriting.
Fifth – I am back to writing again.
I decided to return to my passion – writing.
Not having a time to write is not really an excuse. So I am not accepting this excuse anymore. If I want something really bad, then I have to make time and make it happen, right?
I am taking some writing lessons from Angela Booth. She is a brilliant copywriter, my personal opinion. It seems she knows what she is talking about in her newsletter and in writing course materials.
With this, I hope to transpire this in my blog. More regular posts, I guess.
Sixth – I found a good reasonable nursery school for my son. My son used to go to this Whiz Kidz nursery. The fee was on the low side.
But I was not happy with my son’s progress. I would say that he was not learning at all.
My sister, who is familiar with toddler’s education system, was shocked that my son was given writing tasks of complicated alphabets.
My son’s new school – Intaleq Language Centre – is great. My son started in January this year and I can really see the difference. Now he enjoys scribbling. He started with easy ones like lines which are easy to write.
But what he really likes most, I think, is the dancing part.
I am happy with my son’s performance and progress. It’s very evident considering he has been in Intaleq for almost 3 months only.
Seventh – We have been supporting a college student and she is staying with us back home. And finally, she graduated with a degree of Bachelor Degree in Education. My family is very proud of her achievement. (**big smile**)
Blessings are overflowing and I cannot complain. My family and I are so blessed and every minute I am thankful of it.
So let me end this post with a saying from Oprah Winfrey.
“Be thankful for what you have, you’ll end of having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”~ Oprah Winfrey