September 24, 2016
Ok I should stop being cynical/disappointed/jaded about life in general. Think about what I have instead of what I don’t. I was telling Farah the same things I said in my previous ‘Milestones’ post but she pointed out that I have achieved a lot in my own right also.
“It’s not like I’m writing any groundbreaking, life-changing, prize-winning articles.”
“Technically you did win an award for Best Story.”
Lol Farah and I are always ranting to each other. They say misery loves company and that unhappiness shared is divided (while joy is doubled) etc Really applies in our case hahaha.
Nominated for 2 awards (Special Recognition & Best Story) and won for the latter at Digital Media Group Awards!!!! pic.twitter.com/EKZ4tecUNL
— Cherlynn (@twiinklex) July 26, 2016
This means a lot to me! Was quite a surprise cos I didn’t even know we were having the award presentation that day nor was I aware that my editor had nominated me. So grateful and it’s moments like this that make all the slogging my guts out worth it.
Even my presentation on Thursday went surprisingly well. It was a really huge thing because the guests were all from prominent companies and they paid to attend this workshop we were hosting. My editor-in-chief told us, “Don’t be shy. You are selling your expertise and have the results to prove it.” But I still always feel so self-conscious.
After I finished my segment, everyone said I am now so much calmer as compared to when we hosted the very first workshop months ago HAHA. Even my editor came up to me and said, “Good job, you were the smoothest out of all 3.”
I think I can die happy ok?! Ok la I guess I really had a lot of practice over the past few months because we have been playing host to so many visitors and organisations! Students, foreigners and delegates, PR professionals etc.
Ok but very glad that the guests were nice and could understand me ? even got a token of appreciation hehe pic.twitter.com/wbyAQBi0Tn
— Cherlynn (@twiinklex) September 6, 2016
Was just thinking about what a journey it has been and how different things are now as compared to when I first joined. Truly thankful for all the opportunities and experiences.
I’m so exhausted this week though. Worked more than 12 hours today and I still have a shift tomorrow. Even lousier sleeping (part insomnia, part stress, part nocturnal, part reading/browsing and eating habits than usual…
When you have only been back at work for one day and everyone says you look tired ???
— Cherlynn (@twiinklex) September 21, 2016
Pretty much starting my days with coffee to combat 4 hours of sleep and ending it with a gin tonic to neutralise 11 hours of work.
— Cherlynn (@twiinklex) September 23, 2016
How to end off a stressful day… “Eh [she] start [drinking] already” ? pic.twitter.com/sQ7svIWHZA
— Cherlynn (@twiinklex) September 22, 2016
But yes, life is good and beautiful and I need to savour every moment. Just need to stop thinking about unworthy stuff that only upset me pffft.