A New Job That Compresses Time

It’s been two months since I last wrote here.

Time just whizzed by. I got a new job that’s closer to my home. Now, my commute is halved. What was once a 1.30 hours journey is now a manageable 45 minutes bus ride. A huge relief.

The workload in my new role is mind-blowing. Most days, the hours in the day ain’t enough for me. I hardly have time to take a breather before the next commitment washes me over. To say I’m overwhelmed is an understatement. I’m completely swarmed and struggling to stay afloat.

8 weeks in, I’m slowly coming to terms with it. This position gives me the opportunity to be exposed to the full (almost) spectrum of marketing. Though work can be stressful and my boss is a demanding (sometimes unreasonable) person, I’m fortunate to be surrounded by supporting colleagues and understanding partners. They make life much interesting and bearable as I find my footing in this new company.

Like what I told the ex-colleague I was replacing: there’s no bedding in period here – I’m being thrown into the deep sea and survival is uncertain. The tide is against me as I joined in the peak season. Everything comes gushing in from all directions.

It’s hard to keep a clear head as things get so crazy at times. I’m longing for the day where I can really sit down, plan and execute on the marketing stuffs I was hired for in the first place.