life is interesting


I have done something interesting and applied for a job in Europe ๐Ÿ™‚

I have not thought about it, I have not overly thought about my cover letter, I just did it.

If I had waited, I would probably not have done this application. I am proud of myself because this excites me in so many ways.

First, it is a completely different but related career path that I have been interested in for many years. I have done some volunteer work in that area and it is one of my favoriteย  activities.

Second, it is in Europe, which is closer to my family! It was almost impossible for me to move there for a similar career to what I have right now. With this application, I am feeling free! I just saw that I have had other options in life, which I was not aware of just yesterday….

Third, this is a significant step for me. I believe this is the 4th time I made an application for a job in the last 10 years (since I have got my job here). The last two applications happened in the last 11 months…. I am not surprised considering the toxicity around my job and job place. But I am quite excited to see that I am taking steps… This is so interesting… And exciting!

The truth is I do not know if I could leave here so soon and move to another place: I have a house, work-place commitments to my team members, and I love Canada. I feel a part of it, safe, and well cared for here. It would be difficult to leave Canada. Oh, Canada!

Yet, if my life and my mental health will be better, and if it is going to be close to my family, I will take it!

๐Ÿ™‚

Hope is a magnificent thing.

Also magnificent is the people and circumstances that piss and under-appreciate me. Thanks to them, I come to realize other opportunities.

Hardships grows and extends us – that is for sure.

 

 

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      1. Yep. Moved up from the States. It was usually fun working in the States, but Canada is so backwards when it comes to commerce. It’s cultural and frustrating, but I’m not sure if I know how to fix it or even want to. I worked as a business consultant for a while.

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        1. i had worked in the USA and had excellent experience. I miss it really. I love Canada but in terms of work place toxicity, I am not sure what is going on. there are new policies around respectful work place and non-discrimination etc, but is so late – some people’s habits die hard. I think because the opportunities are not abundant, making it highly competitive. everything is in rush because there is not enough personnel or support to do things. this is how I feel

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          1. I think it is just lazy culture. They don’t want to put in the effort to do it right so they fall back on doing everything in a crazy rush.

            The workplace is frenzied. The quality sucks, and internationally they’re not competitive. But none of this matters, because Canada can exist in their natural resource bubble without trying too hard, so they get away with being mediocre. It is virtually everywhere, but it’s not fun. It’s just grinding through day after day.

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            1. these are interesting points. I have not thought about the lazy culture as the way I see, at least in our profession, we work like horses (poor things) and quality is extremely important. what we lack in our workplace is support staff – as a boss I end up doing many things out of my obligations just to make things happen. it is quite draining, my energy and nerves. I kind of feel that talks are more appreciated than walks – horses like me walk and make things happen. Yet, horses like me also are exhausted and present things objectively (with problems and weaknesses) and that is why we are not even “preferred”. very strange. Just say yes to everything, talk like you know everything and with confidence and comply with the group, and boom, you are a star. anyways, other than this strange thing, one more thing is the lack of effective system like in USA – when you have a great system, the human errors and omissions are minimal. that was one of the great experiences of mine when I was in the USA. nevertheless, overall Canada is great ๐Ÿ™‚

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              1. You’ve kind of nailed it. It’s not the workers so much as the lack of willingness for effective systemization.

                In the States, because the wages are high, the companies have to innovate and be efficient. A lot of this efficiency comes from making the workplace a pleasant place to work. The overall attention to boost productivity through innovation is lacking in Canada. Therefore everyone has to work like dogs to get things done in order to try and compete. Without the innovation it rarely works. People stress and burn out all the time, and there is no release of pressure. It usually comes down to lazy top management that could care less about an employee. Employees here are dispensable. It costs corporations highly in turnover, but it keeps the top brass entrenched.

                Now leave work and its reversed. I would much rather live in Canada.

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    1. thank you. The next day I was like “what did I do?” hah haaa I would have never applied if I waited and that would mean I would miss learning about myself and my potential future opportunities to move to europe. We will see how it goes – life, as it turns out, can be very interesting ๐Ÿ™‚ thank you for the warm note

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