Certain realities I’ve learned in my first job
It’s been exactly 1 year, 1 month and 18 days since I first entered this Supermarket as a probationary employee. I never expected I was able to play the role of an Accounting Assistant this long. I have my own share of weakness and irritation. I’ve shed tears dealing with the stress around the workplace. Believe me, it’s no easy task. There’s no easier way to describe it, but working in the professional world - it’s not all happy go lucky kind of thing. Along the way, I was able to pick up real life lessons and was able to incorporate it in my everyday life.
You are your own hero. People will be there to guide you and say advises to you but none of them will be there all throughout the way. One day, you’d have to do it all on your own. Be prepared when that day comes.
People come, people go. Yes, you’d be able to build relationships, establish friendships and sometimes, more than that. But understand that people have to make their own path and sometimes you aren’t encompassed in that path they’re taking. Learn to let them go and still be appreciative that you’ve met these kind of people along the way.
Choose and work for what you really want in life. Oftentimes, we always opt for the most convenient and most practical of all kinds. Guess what, it may disappoint you but eventually, you’ll find yourself unhappy. Find that something you really want. Something that you are truly passionate about, and if you do, right then and there, you’d never had to work for a day in your life!
Officework is a routine and can be very boring. Be primed for this. Every day may be new but it’s the same tussle you face every day. It’s the same problems you account for every day. This can be extremely boring but it’s always up to you to make it thrilling. You have to make it thrilling.
Don’t let the pressure monster eat you. You will deal with all kinds of pressure while in the real world - pressure from your social circles, from family, from your boss or from the world itself. Don’t ever let it get to you. Fight back. This pressures may get under your skin but don’t let it ruin you. It’s all part of the act.
The future is a surprise. No matter how many times you’ve planned it in your head or no matter how many steps you’ve taken to perfect that future you’ve always wanted, sometimes life is tricky and can take you to different detours. It’s scary but stay focused.
It’s not the luck that will bring us high in life; it’s actually perseverance, determination and ambition. Aim for that one.