11 October 2014

I have not been this busy since… since this time last year actually. I was working then. Part-time. Now that I think about it, I’m not too sure why I was so busy. Maybe it was due to lousy time management on my part. Maybe I was trying to do too many things.

It could have been anything. One year goes by in a flash, but that doesn’t mean I remember everything that happened last October. The mind works in mysterious ways.

*pause for all of us to reflect on the wonders of the mind*

Are those synapses firing yet? If not, give it a bit more time.

If yes, let’s continue.

do know why I’m busy this time around. First reason: I am starting my first real job on Wednesday (15th October) – *round of applause* – and I have two books to finish between now and then. I’ve made it through almost half of one book – *another round of applause* – and I really should be able to get them both read by the end of Tuesday.

Second reason: have I told you I signed up for an online Digital Marketing course? Probably not. It’s called ‘Squared Online’. Here it is. Since my digital experience so far is limited to two blogs and a baby, I thought I would educate myself. The shiny name of Google associated with the course was also extremely persuasive – I was still on the job hunt back then; I mean, it couldn’t possibly hurt! Right?

And I do not regret the decision. Two weeks in, I am finding the course stimulating and enjoyable. I feel like I am having my eyes opened to a brave new world (loved that book). But with the course comes homework. That I decided to start a blog (my third and latest) to accompany my 7-month journey as a Square (pardon the course lingo) didn’t help.

So yes, the past three days have been almost entirely spent on the course and prepping for my new job. The good news: I have now finished the project for the first module of the course, which is the most time-consuming activity I’ll have to get done in the next 3 weeks. It’s a two-minute video to introduce myself to my fellow Squares (course lingo again), which took me… four hours in total to make.

Since I’ve spent so much time on it, I might as well get as many people to watch it as possible. So here it is:

I’ve just realised I haven’t actually told you guys what my job will be.

*drumrolls*

From Wednesday, I will be an Internet Marketing Analyst at a tech start-up based in South East Asia. Pretty cool, eh? I think so too.

Incidentally, this is not the job I went to the interview for (and got) last Friday. It goes to show: you never know what’s going to happen. You just don’t.

Wish me luck!

I’ll be back to let you know how things go.

Love,

Val

p.s. I just realised I actually talk about the job in the video. Oops. Well, too much of a good news can’t hurt, right? 😀

 

 

 

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26 September 2014

I have a problem.

I don’t know if you as a fellow blogger are familiar with this problem. It’s getting quite serious in my case and I’m wondering if I should start worrying.

I was customising the theme on this blog earlier and couldn’t help feasting my eyes on the various themes (the free ones, of course) on offer. And it was all I could do not to start a new blog there and then. Just so I could use a new theme.

I’m starting to think I’m a serial blog starter. Not a serial blogger. A serial blog starter. I am addicted to the kick of seeing a new blog go live – shiny new theme, shiny new font, shiny new colours, shiny new content, shiny new functions, so on and so forth.

SO SHINY.

As of present, I have 3 blogs: 2 live ones and one in the incubator. And I don’t think adding to that number is the optimal course of action. I can barely keep both sites alive as it is.

BUT LOOK AT THOSE THEMES.

*mental salivation*

So far, I’ve been able to contain my blog-starting urges. I expect this urge to weaken as I become more busy with things that make money. I’m not money-obsessed by any count, but one must earn one’s living. Especially at the ripe adult(?) age of 25.

I’ve even turned this urge into a blog post! I consider that an achievement. A small one, but one nonetheless.

Please be happy for me.

Love,

Suspected Serial Blog Starter