Personal: Quick Update

Hi Everyone!

It’s been another lengthy period of time since my last post and I still find it odd when I realize so much has changed for me since my last post, considering it was only a little over 6 weeks ago.

As with the usual gaps in my blogging, I was going through something but this time it’s because I was struggling with a decision I made and the transition hasn’t been easy.  My preoccupation was what kept me from producing blog content that I was satisfied with and added to a sudden trip out of the country, that pretty much shook me up and I was feeling too off balance to write anything lately.

I’m not being vague on purpose, I guess I’m still digesting this as I type it down;  however, I did open the topic so here it is.  I resigned from my job last December and just finished rendering the required period of time about 2 weeks back.  January was filled with a flurry of activity, trying to tie-up loose ends,  finishing all the required work while working on a freelance project.

You might be wondering why I left a job at a company which is growing at an exponential rate.  I just want to be straight with you and it was more a personal decision than anything else.  I have nothing against the company, on the contrary, I loved working for Yabu and Ippudo Philippines.  It was a rare opportunity working with one of the greatest minds in the business industry and learning from him directly, but I was at a point where I felt like I was at a point in my life where I needed more than what the office job was giving me.

I felt like I was wasting so much time, sitting in an office for 10 hours a day or more, when I actually only spend 2 to 3 hours working.  Imagine what more I could do with my time if I could actually be where I need and want to be.

Aside from the time factor, I’ve been with the company for more than 2 years and I felt like I already learnt what I need to learn and I already gave what I could to the brands I was handling.  Honestly, I feel that way with Yabu;  Ippudo, not quite.  But you can’t exactly drop one brand and keep the other.

It was not an easy decision to make but it felt right.  I was restless in the latter part of 2014, like it was time to take another step towards what I want to achieve in my life but I didn’t quite know if I should take the leap.

A series of events and circumstances made me take a leap of faith, and here I am now.

Where you ask?  Well,  I’m currently unemployed and working on a business that I’m planning to set up with a couple of friends.  I’m also planning several other projects (can’t tell you what, I’m afraid of jinxing myself) that I am hoping will work out against all odds.

If there’s one thing I learned from my previous boss, it’s his favorite adage:

It’s only impossible until you achieve it.

There is no such thing as impossible in this world.  If you want it hard enough and you’re willing to work for it, you will achieve it.

It is easier said than done.  If you think I’m being cavalier about the risks I am taking now, well actually, I am not.  There has been a number of bumps and hiccups along the way but I’m determined to try my best and make my dreams happen.  I’m writing this to remind myself of this and to remember what made me take the leap.

If you are teetering on the edge of a life decision, what would you choose?

A high risk decision that will pay off big time (or fail you big time as well) or stay safe wherever you are now and just be content with what life gives you?

I’m being pushed to stay in a safe place, but I know in my heart, that if I do, I will never be truly happy about my life.  So I took a risk and now I might fail.  But you know what?  I’ll cross that bridge if I have to.  For now, I’m happy knowing I am going after what I want.

xx

Erika

P.S.  I just had to get this off my chest.   I have a review coming up next!

P.P.S.  Yes, one of those projects is for me to blog and review more products and to start making video blogs about beauty and travel.  I am keeping one of those project close to my chest for now.  It’s one of the things I’m most nervous about. haha!

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