domingo, 17 de julio de 2016

Life update.

Lately, life has been kind of a whirlpool. 

In the scarce past two months events happened with an awesome quickness, leaving me with hardly any energy to do anything else than mechanic survival activities: feeding, sleeping, breathing. Other than that, time was a luxury I couldn´t afford. But all things come to an end (even the worst ones, for as popular wisdom reminds us, there´s always sunshine after the storm). So here I am again, ready for some changes, a new adventure, and a little life update to share.

So, what ever happened to Baby Violette? 

1. She got a great job back in late April, which incidentally happened not to be so great. 
By now, I am quite sure I could write a good 1000 words about why stressful office jobs are not (and probably will never be) my natural environment. I could tell you about how introverts and big companies do not mix well together, and also quite a bit about how sometimes companies tend to forget it is important to remember trial periods are not just for them to judge new employees, but also the other way around. However, there´s no use to cry over spilt milk, and I always like to move on.


2. She found out she will move to Transylvania next Autumn!

I like to think most of the time life is all about balance, and for some reason, positive and negative events tend to balance themselves through one´s existence. As reasserting this belief, as soon as I quitted my position The Gentle One  was offered the opportunity to get a new teaching contract for another university in the North of the country, which means we will live and work in the Transylvanian region for a couple of years, at least. Location is close both to Budapest and Belgrade, so new adventures are coming our way!

3. She finally accepted and understood her own talents, and started working harder to transform dreams into real future aspirations.

I am quite sure everyone has got a specific gift as much as I am sure most of them feel insecure about it. Of course I am not exception at all. For the last decade, I have cultivated my own talent, but at the same time, I have been too scared to consider it as a future professional option. Now, I know this is a topic I tend not to speak about in here (another symptom of insecurity, most certainly) which doesn´t mean it is not one of the greatest if not the only existential battle in my life. I hate being so rudely vague, but I am sure some day I will feel confident enough to tell you more about it. For now, let´s just say I am working on an ambitious project, and trying to collect the professional background support I need. Maybe some day I will use this talent for a living, who knows?

So tell me darlings, what have you been into lately?

I am always interested to know!

6 comentarios:

  1. I'm sorry your job didn't out to be as good as you thought lovely, but it all counts as experience (the same thing happened to me with a big company last year). Congratulations on your moving news, I hope it goes well for you! Best of luck with your project too, sometimes working in a job you dislike helps you realise what you want. I'm sure your project will work out well for you!

    1. Hi, dear and thank you for your nice words! I agree almost every experience is for the best. Maybe corp world is not for me, but I needed to get the opportunity to learn that by myself. Now, I know it, I can focus on my vocational path, which is a very valuable lesson.
      I am sorry to hear it happened the same to you, and I do hope you find a new position you feel confident and comfortable with. I wish you the best of the lucks! ♥

  2. Ok, Transylvania..?! That's just neat!
    I wish you the best of luck following your path, doing what you love Whatever it is :)

    1. Haha... Yes, Transylvania. I can´t believe how funny it is, actually!
      The Gentle One was given the chance to get a new university grant contract in Timisoara, a medium-size city in the Transylvanian area, very close to the borders with Hungary and Serbia. We are truly excited about this chance, and truly looking forward to it. Also, I am very excited about documenting the whole experience!

      And thank you very much for your good wishes, I really appreciate your words. ♥

  3. I'm so sorry the job didn't work out for you. At least you were able to recognize it wasn't a good fit for you, and that gave you the clarity you needed to realize you should try to pursue your talents! Wishing you lots of luck with your project! I look forward to seeing your adventures in Transylvania! 💜

    1. Thank you Danielle, you are very sweet! ♥♥♥ I´ll be glad to share that new chapter with you all here. I´m naturally curious about discovering new places and meeting new people, so I am indescribable grateful for every opportunity life throws to us. I do believe travelling is the only thing you can buy with money that might have the power to enrich you as a human being, and getting the chance to experience the unique atmosphere of the Hungarian-Saxon part of Romania is a true gift (the teenager me would have scream of joy for days being told she would get to live in Transylvania some day).

      Regarding to work, as you said the positive side was recognizing my mistake, and start learning enough about myself to know what was the reason behind failure. I like to keep it on the shiny side, so I think I needed the boost to focus on my work. Plus, I am sure new destination will be good for creativity!