day 1877 – emerging leaders

running from meeting to meeting the entire day, i barely spent anytime at my own desk. the only time i’m at my desk i’m just trying to catch up on my emails. emerging leader meeting, one of the three long meetings i had throughout the day, provided some valuable insight on strategic planning. the two hour tradeshow process meeting in the afternoon was a killer and lost me brain dead halfway through. it’s great i’m contributing to these process meetings, but that takes so much out of my project time

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day 1584 – over and done

it’s finally made official, but deep down i know it’s over for the better. the decision to leave at one of my most critical time was already a telling tale; but i learned to bare next to no expectations from then on. if i was able to survive that storm alone, i’d be able to manage others just fine. i don’t understand why i held on even when i wasn’t happy, when letting go makes me hurt less. lots of things are about to change. it’s time to reset myself and get back to understanding what my own priorities don’t need to live in the shadows of everyone else’s

day 1308 – work anni 

three months ago today was my first day, how time has flown by. my role has changed since the switch of design manager; the pace is much quicker, the work load is much higher and the responsibilities have increased. the things i am in charge of now is much more challenging, but also more in line with what i enjoy doing. there’s a lot to learn but this is how it should be in order to grow

day 1295 – another move 

the department has had a lot of changes since the new manager stepped in. my role has been flipped upside down and i’m not on a team anymore. i’m on my own transitioning into developing a new collection of drawings and renderings. this will be a good change and a good challenge for myself. and although my desk has been relocated, the same desk setup still applies

2016 year at glance

a look back at the highlights and lowlights of the past 365 days captivated by my carl zeiss lens. a lot has happened and all these snapshots are like puzzle pieces that write my story. 2016 was a year soul searching, a year of adventure and a year of realization. life was pretty grim at times; but it’s how i overcame these hurdles that sets me apart from who i was before. i’ve worked hard and learned a lot about myself and the others around me. i learned that sometimes i need to be selfish because i didn’t love myself for who i was. i learned to carry my own weight. i finally broke out from a plateau and figured out some things; things are starting to click and showing signs of progression. i am excited for the turn of the calendar year because 2017 will be a year of building upon what i have achieved and want to achieve. i’m more than ready to make the necessary adaptations to become the best version of myself and i want my dearests to be there by my side

day 1077 – batter up

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being active is just the way i like it, even when my limbs are sore. on the diamond playing softball and back catching once again. feeling more comfortable and better both on the field and at the plate. i managed two hits and a strikeout which equates to a 0.667 batting average; not bad for a rookie. after the game, i was even asked to join their team as a regular. a bunch of us keeners stayed after to do some extra batting and fielding practice. during batting practice, i was making solid contact and taking good cuts with each swing

day 1017 – semifinals first

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day two at calgary olympic oval is a big day – it’s competition day. the division is stacked with many torontonians who tends to lead canada’s competition. having said that, i went through all my pregame preparation like i set out to and only concentrated on what i had to do. the focus is getting into finals; that itself was my first big challenge of this year’s nationals. toronto owned the podium once again, but i gained lots of valuable experience  and knowledge through it all. it was a performance i could be satisfied with for i knew i made vast improvements from last year. lots to do for offseason training, but i’m ready and willing to work hard to take it to the next level