Anyway, lots of things happened from my last post but I think the biggest change would be our move from London to Warwick. Yes, I left the city of London which I dearly love (and miss so much right now) but I also didn’t realise how much I’d enjoy being in Warwick – living the countryside life. It’s seriously a great change for us.
I’ve never realised how stressful living in London was until we moved to Warwick. I thought that since we’re living in Kingston anyway which is a train ride away from Central London, our lives were a bit less stressful compared to if we lived in the city itself. I was so wrong though because even Kingston life right now stresses me out. Lol.
Warwick is a beautiful town which lies upon the River Avon in England’s West Midlands Region. What I absolutely love about this place is its proximity to all the cute and charming Cotswolds villages and of course, the countryside pubs – much to my husband’s delight.
Since moving here, we haven’t really explored the area as much as we’d love to but that will change in the next coming days especially with Christmas just around the corner when all the pretty villages will be lit up with Christmas decorations. I can’t wait! :p
Another big change for me is – after a very long year of being unemployed, I finally have a job! Weeeeee! I am now working for the NHS (National Health Service) which is a complete 180 degree change – from travel to the health industry.
Since Covid-19 hit our lives, I realised how unimportant what I used to do for a living was. Working in the travel industry was great and fabulous but it’s just not essential. When I lost my job last year, I was very sure that I didn’t want to work in the travel industry again. I definitely would want to use my knowledge and skills on something that is more rewarding and what better place to do that but in the hospital – making a difference within the community as we deal with this virus.
It’s been a month now that I’ve started working again and I have to say that I’m actually really enjoying it. Yes, I still had to deal with the public and their tantrums but at least when I deal with them they’re a bit more reasonable. Not like the ones that I had to deal with when I was in the travel industry. :p
I think there is such a huge difference between dealing with someone who feels so entitled to request for stupid things during their holiday just because they paid you money as opposed to dealing with a person who’s just happy to be alive. I have more respect and patience to give to the latter.
After being in the healthcare industry for just a month, I really do feel like I have wasted all those years that I was in the travel industry. I realised that all the stress that I went through while working as a travel consultant was basically for nothing. I was worried about really silly things that won’t even make a difference nor an impact on anyone’s quality of life.
My current job right now deals directly with people who are about to or are already going through life-saving treatments. Yes, I still encounter difficult people with their tantrums but I react differently towards them now. It’s easier to be more patient and understanding towards them.
I still kept my small business open on Etsy which I have to say is doing quite well. I did consider closing it down when I got my job last month but I’m actually really enjoying it still. I told myself that as long as I can handle both my full time job and my small business, I’ll do it. If it comes to a point that it’s stressing me out, I’ll just choose which one is giving me more money for less stress. Lol.
On the other hand, I struggled a lot when I started the new job. It just felt like there is not enough time in a day to do everything that I needed to do. I think I finally got the hang of it all after a week but I’m still dead tired when I come home from work. I sleep early, embarrassingly early. 2130 early! But only because I wake up early now too. During the weekends, my husband and I will high five each other if we go to bed past 10pm and declare ourselves “living the teenage life”.
Anyway, this is a long ramble now. Is anyone still reading blogs in general? Because I’m not even sure if I should keep this going. :p