On my last post, I was 22 and still undergoing my internship in Kuala Lumpur back then. Things have changed so much ever since, and here I am writing a blogpost after more than a year of hiatus. Traveled to some new places, experienced some significant life events, lost some people along the journey, but also gained a few new ones who surprisingly turned into the ones who means the world to me, now.
Recapping the last one year worth of events, I completed my internship and brought back a bunch of valuable experiences that I know will help a lot during my first working experience later. Before I even packed my stuff to go back to Johor for good, I was called for a graduate training program with the Securities Commissions in Mount Kiara. That eventually marks my another new journey with totally new environment and new people (I know absolutely no one there) there. From Cheras, I moved to Kota Damansara. Yeah, I know.
I must say, my life there was so magical. Kind of exaggerating, but were there even any other better words to describe the fun I had with people there? I was given the chance to expand my friend circle with almost top notch quality graduates from various backgrounds, with sole objective of building the Islamic Finance industry locally and overseas. Ah, just remembering the good times there already make me smiling alone now. So much memories. A lot of studying, travelling and eating in between, I ended 2014 with a huge smile on my face as I have the best people with me to look forward to 2015 with.
And now it's 2015 already,
My unemployment phase was honestly a true pain in the ass, to be honest. Being home lazing around with free food and fast internet connection with zero commitments could be our ultimate dream during college days, but wait till reality hits you hard once graduated - there are loans and bills to pay, there are places you need to travel to, there are families that will start to depend on you soon, there's marriage plans, buying your first home, etc.. and all of that shouts out one and only one thing - "MONEY!"
And there is where the common phase almost all graduates will experience at one point of their lives, where Jobstreet, CVs & interviews are the overly-used words you will find lingering around you almost everyday. Not comfortable, seriously.
But Alhamdulillah, I was called to serve my state with its own economic development agency. March 2015 had witnessed this girl who used to write 'beautifool crap' in here since highschool, already turning into a working lady in just a blink of an eye - which brings us to where I stand today. Well, just another fresh graduate experiencing her first job and starting to make plans in order to climb up the corporate ladder soon.
7 years ago, I was blogging from my school library computer. I was a highschool senior.
Last year, I was blogging from my Blackberry (it used to be the 'in' thang back then, haha) from my rental apartment as a struggling student in KL.
Today, I am blogging during my lunch break at the office in Tower K, JB.
Told cha, things are way different now. Gotta go grab some subway now, lunch break is nearing to its end already and I haven't had a single bite since last night. Till then, xoxo