Six months after.

13 February 2013

Hi, I am Krissy. Half a year ago, I wrote this post describing how after more than five years, I have finally decided to take a leap of faith and get out of my comfort zone. To be completely honest, I was batsh*t scared and worried crazy about letting go of my relatively easy but high-paying job to take on a job with lower pay but caters more closely to my skills and interests. I even quoted Neil Gaiman when he said, "Whatever it is you're scared of doing, Do it. Make your mistakes, next year and forever." 

About that age-old adage saying that time flies when you're having fun? It is true. Today marks my six month with Outsmark and it fascinates me that time flew by so quickly yet at the same time I have learned so much already that it's amazing to think I have been here for six months only. (Because yes, as compared to the five years and three months I spent with my previous company, six months is but a blip.) But because I'm that type of girl who loves marking milestones and celebrating anniversaries for everything, this is already something to celebrate about, considering how worried I was before that everything will go wrong and I would just regret it in the end.

But no, I am really happy with where I am right now and I think it shows. I am currently almost chest-deep in tasks but I really enjoy what I do. My bosses and officemates are great (really great) and I already found the easiest way to go to and from work (service vans). You know that if you told me back in 2009 that I would find myself in this place now, I would've told you to shut up and stop bothering me while I read. But now, look at me, working in a 9th floor office in a city that I very rarely go to until six months ago. One silly confession... I always feel inexplicably happy whenever I walk to the office every day. There's just something  about walking with all these impeccably dressed and smartly suited professionals within Makati's Central Business District and feeling like I belong that gives more spring to my steps.

Mixing business with pleasure
Social media + half a spoonful of Cookie Butter
If you identify with the same dilemma as I had, then I say go ahead and do it. There's always the risk that things won't go as planned of course, but you won't know if you don't even try. The way I see it, the best thing you can do is to stop saying "I wish" and start saying "I will".

Certainly no regrets and no complaints. I'm looking forward to the many more months to come. ♥


  1. aww reading this makes me so happy for you, krissy. :) it's pure joy when you finally find the career for you. Hoping I settle down the same way too someday!:)

  2. I'm happy for you. I also had the same dilemma when I was young(er). :) Doing something that interests you is one of the biggest favors you can do for yourself. :)

  3. Thanks Ava! I wish the same for you, too! :)

  4. You do belong!  We can see how happy you are--you look marvelous.  You took a chance and you made it pay off.  I'm proud of you!

    Happy Valentine's Day, Krissy!


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