27. June 2007

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.

8 Comments

1. amore commented on June 28, 2007 at 1:33 am

hala ang dami ko comment.. paki delete n lang ng dble Nice.. ;)

2. andrea commented on June 28, 2007 at 2:06 am

Congrats on the new tasks! It can be such a breather kapag me bago na gagawin sa work. It’s also a good thing na mukhang supportive sa working mothers ang company nyo. So maybe you can bring Morning ang B.boy? Hehe! :D

3. feng commented on June 28, 2007 at 1:41 pm

hi nice! congratulations on your new challenging tasks. don’t worry, you’ll get by with this new phase sooner. just be focused and combined with determination, you’ll reach your goals in no time. :)

4. nice commented on June 28, 2007 at 2:57 pm

Thanks for sharing your experience Amore. Sorry windang lang ako today at nadelete ko lahat. Haaay! Hirap kasi ng walang tulog. Anyway, katakot pero i have to earn their respect . May formal announcement na kanina to everyone. Regarding yung sa trip mejo hindi siguro kasi kung maisasama ko man yung mag-ama eh personal expense. Mahirap pa naman kumuha ng US visa. I might pass that opportunity. Pero i’m sure we will meet each other face to face one of these days.

Thanks Andrea! yup it is such a breather pero katakot din at the same time. I hope i won’t fall short on what’s expected of me.

5. issa commented on June 29, 2007 at 10:29 am

Hi nice, super congrats! I’m sure you’ve proven your worth kaya ka binigyan addl responsibilities… and the fact that you’re aware of your task as mom and employee is already a step closer to maitaining work-life balance…kaya mo yan! :)

6. joy commented on June 29, 2007 at 10:31 am

hi nice! i feel the same way with my job. i was given new responsiblities and
even though the pay was higher, i still feel that my time with sandy is being sacrificed.

anyway, i’m sure you can do well if you put your mind to it ;)

goodluck and congratulations on your new role!

btw, tagged you!

7. nice commented on July 02, 2007 at 5:12 pm

Great tips Feng! I’ll keep that in mind. kailangan nga focus and detemination.

Thanks Issa! :) You what? That work-life balance is easier said than done. Pero it’s worth the try di ba?

Really Joy? Thanks for sharing your experience. I hope i can still have time with B.boy. Siguro in the first few months mejo mahirap talaga because of the transition period and all the things that i have to learn. I’m hoping for the best. btw, thanks for tagging me.

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