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12 Things Learnt In 12 Months In First Job Out of Uni


Twelve months move fast. In the spirit of being reflective and the new year literally around the corner, I thought I should review some of the lessons I’ve learned professionally over the past year. A few months ago, I went past the one year mark. And damn did that go fast. I think it went faster than the 6 month mark (although that’s physically not possible). I also thought that it would be nice to continue from my 6 months post, as I received a few questions over email, which was surprising to be honest.

kaboompics_Wooden cabin in a forest

Short Story: Cabin

It was like any other cold summer’s night. It was at that time between dusk and dawn, far after the sun had set. We went to the cabin like any other time. How I wished it was like any other time. How I wish that my brain didn’t try to delude me from the truth – its own way of easing the pain. I’m not really sure if it’s pain that I feel anymore, more of a lack of it; a numbing sensation, an emptiness.

Bonds made for a short time, are the purest.

Changing

We are constantly moving, changing, shifting from one shape into another. Morphing ourselves and the world around us to fit the image which we wish. It is a constant flow. Rarely do we take time to be still, stagnant, the opposite of movement, immobile, incapable of movement. Yet, stillness does not mean we are still. Our cells, bodies and minds vibrates at frequencies …

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Dear young me…

Dear Young me,

You’re now 19 and decided to go far away from everyone that you know and start a new leaf. Don’t worry; the friends who are meant to stay around will stay, others, well, it’s best to say that life gets in the way. Right now, I know it’s scary, you’re completely alone for the first time in your life, but that was why you did it, wasn’t it?

You wanted to conquer your fear head on – it pays off.

Make today awesome

6 Lessons learned in 6 month in first job out of Uni

My last post, I wrote about being (one of) the only black dudes in my office. This week I wanna focus on something else. About a week ago, it was my six months mark.

I can’t believe how fast time is moving. When I was travelling on my year out of uni, I practically had no sense of time. Time did not constrain me. I booked flight when I wanted, and returned when I wanted (as long as it didn’t make my bank account bleed too much). Now that I am working, I think about time almost all the time.