i’m really bad with names so you’ll have to forgive me for quoting something that someone whose name i can’t remember said. i can’t even assure you that the quote is spot-on, as i tend to summarize every information that comes my way into bite-sized pieces that can easily be stored and retrieved in my head. i mean, that’s just how my brain operates. i’ve had my fair share of hits and misses as far as memorization goes.
but anyway, i remember watching this video about some businessman talking about work and success. and at one point, he said, “in your early 20’s, look for a good boss.” or something like that. going on to explain about how, at that stage in your life, you need a mentor who would help you develop good work ethics and who would inspire you to be successful in your chosen career. that healthy attitude provides you with a positive mindset later on in life, whichever path you take.
sadly, i’m way past that stage now. and i wish i was more mature in my early 20’s to know the things that i know now. but i guess some things unravel before you when the universe feels like you’re ready for them. everything in its own place and time, they say. i’m just glad that i found in my early 30’s the thing that i should have found in my early 20’s. and that is having a wonderful mentor at work with equally wonderful workmates who have been very supportive and welcoming since day 1.
i have to say that working here in australia is very different from my experiences working back home. here, the focus isn’t about getting the highest scores. it’s about learning. it’s about reflecting on the things you’ve learned and applying them. it’s not about knowing everything. sometimes, it’s about admitting that there are some things you might not be very familiar with but having an open mind to ask and/or educate yourself about it. and then sharing that knowledge with others so they, too, can provide their own inputs, thus enriching not only yourself but other people as well. and i like that.
i know i’ve only worked with these people for a short time but my experience with them is something that i will always cherish and appreciate, wherever my career would take me.
*18 weeks pregnant