Bracing to face the Challenge

Have you ever felt excited and overwhelmed at the same time?  Well, that is exactly what i feel right now.

A few weeks ago i told M0rn1ng that boredom takes over me at work.  I told him that it doesn’t excite me anymore and would like new things to do.  I also told him that what i look forward everyday is to tend my blog and not my daily task.  You see, i’ve been in this role for 4 years and i thought i need something new to work on.

Well, i spoke too soon.  My boss is here since last week and he told me that we are going to push through with the team restructuring.  I am to handle a new role, that of overseeing the special projects team.  It seems like it is the excitement that i’ve been wishing for but now that it is in the offing, i chicken out.  What scares me?  The new and heavier responsibilities for one.  Next is how the staff reacts to this change.  The people now under me will belong to the other team and i have a new set of people from the other group.  They’ve been a closely knit bunch of people and i don’t really know what they think and feel about this change.  (Sa ngayon, nakikiramdam pa ako. )  Then there will more conference calls with the US team so we really need to have a post paid telephone line at home.  I don’t want to stay up late in the office and my boss has been considerate enough to allow me to do the calls at home.  There’s a lot to learn and expectations are high.  I’m not sure i’m capable enough.  :(   Can i still be a hands-on mom to Andre with the heavier workload?

On the other hand, this the career move i’ve been waiting for…more learnings, more exposure and more opportunities.  My boss even asked if i would be willing to go to US to train.  Had i still be single i would have answered yes straight away.  But having to leave a husband and a son for 2 weeks makes me think it over a hundred times.

Haaaaay! I’m really having mixed emotions over this whole thing.  And oh btw, it’s going to be implemented mid July.  I need to brace myself to face the challenge.

Backup

Better safe than sorry.  I’ve learned the truthfulness of that statement in a hard way.  We were working on one of our major papers in college and we are pressed for time.  Gladly after months of sleepless night, it’s nearly complete.  We throught we could now relax but we were so wrong.  My pc crashed and some of our files were not recovered anymore.  The dumbest thing we did is not have a backup of our important files.  Needless to say we were back to square one.  We completed it in time but it brought too much stress and pressure which could have been avioded if we have been careful.

From then on i realized the beauty of doing backup.  Today, many sites offer Online Storage and backup.  The best part is that user’s online data appears as a mapped drive or a folder on their computer.  This provides for easy drag and drop interface.  If i’m going to backup i’m definitely going to do online storage.

7 Random Things

I am tagged by Abie.  I’ve done this before for Joy but because i like Abie a lot, i’m doing it again.  :)

Instruction: Each player starts with 7 random facts/habits about themselves. People who are tagged need to write on their own blog about their seven things, as well as these rules. At the end of your blog, you need to choose 7 people to get tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them that they have been tagged and to read your blog!

  • I’m left-handed.
  • I don’t have any brothers.  I have 2 other siblings and both of them are girls.
  • M0rn1ng is 7 years older than me.
  • I have 2 flat screen monitors at work.
  • I’m the first girl grandchild on both sides.
  • I’m the eldest in the family.
  • M0rn1ng and B.boy are my life.  :)

I can’t think of anyone to tag, so feel free to do this if you feel like it. 

Thanks Abie!