Tuesday, May 18, 2010

New Beginnings

Yesterday was kind of surreal, and I have mixed emotions. Yesterday was my last day of work in my old company. I was there for almost 4 years. That was the 2nd longest employment I had held in one company. It didn't really feel like 4 years, maybe now that I think about it, time passes so quickly when you are busy with day to day. As some of you may have known, I have been going for several job interviews but nothing came out of it. I believe that things happen for a reason. This time, things happened so quickly that I just didn't had the time much to ponder as I was really up to my neck trying to settle many things.

It would be a lie if I said I was not afraid of changes. But change is constant and I tell myself that I have to embrace it and be brave. I will miss my colleagues, and of course the camaraderie that we have built. The people factor is very important to me. Many of my friends who know my situation have all said it's for the better. I hope that I will continue to build friendship, and great teamwork in the new workplace. I'm proud that in the past 4 years, I learnt to build solid teamwork with people whom I have to work across the world, even without ever meeting them in person. I'm proud that when I'm being tasked to do global projects, I'm able to come up with processes that help me and my team, and it gets better each time I do it. That's the goal I set for myself actually - that I improve each time I do it. I'll do things better than the previous time.

I've learnt to sharpen my communication skills, be patient, listening more and talking less. Sometimes it's really hard when you don't see the other person's face and all the work you do is through email and sometimes phone.

Creating miniatures helps to relieve stress and it is something I will continue to do.

I made some miniature gifts for two of my colleagues who bought me farewell lunch. I did it last weekend. I'm also going to make something for another colleague overseas...

I hope that when they are feeling stressed out, they can look at my miniature pieces and let it take their stress away...


  1. Dear friend (I have not found anywhere your name), I'll give you best wishes for the future. Two years ago I was fired because I was pregnant, after 12 years of work. But it was'nt the big shock I thought: I'm married to a wonderful man who makes so many sacrifices for us and life is hard. But when I look at my daughter I feel okay, that is worth making sacrifices and that the work can be changed after all. I am sure you will find your way and when you look back you will not have anything to regret. You are an artist and you'll find the resources within you, as do artists! I embrace you tenderly, from woman to woman :-)

  2. Change always scared at first, but not always bad. Hopefully the start of something much better to come. Your thumbnail takes the stress just by looking, they are wonderful!. A kiss. Stephanie.

  3. Wow...your creations are sooo beautiful! I'm now a follower of your blog and I hope you don't mind but I added your blog to my blog roll.


  4. Hi
    I was reading your post and astonished because it is so similar to mi situation right now.
    Im about to finish the relationship with my company after 4 years, Im afraid of changes too and of course I have made many job interviews with no luck till now. I assume I will center my atention at mi miniatures and be patient.

    Everything is happening so fast I feel Im on a dream wich will end up sooner or later.

    Sorry I cant give you a good avice, only feel you are not alone. :)

    Hugs from Madrid.


  5. Good luck, I wish you well in your future enterprises.

  6. Good luck with your life changes! I, too, am afraid of change--or don't like it and I feel constantly guilty for not working full-time but only part-time but I don't even think I could handle a full time job at this point. Good luck with whatever direction your path takes.


  7. oh~ change is always scary! but i believe change brings about good things :)

  8. I do believe as well that all things happen for a reason...I am sure wherever life takes you, you will find a way to be happy and successful. You are so talented.

    Your creations are so amazingly beautiful to me! <3


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