Tuesday, June 11, 2013

You cannot do that honey, that’s Social Suicide

Says the girl who landed a stint in an upcoming project at THE International Rice Research Institute, while trying to maintain a really good scholastic record in graduate school. Life happened. As summer school drew to a close, I received a familiar call for an interview, got hired on the spot and started in a week’s time! I didn’t really have much time to breathe and relax during the interval as I went back and forth to/from Manila everyday for a week just to secure subjects for my daddy dearest, as he is about to brave his FOURTH YEAR in law school. Law FREAKING school. I still don’t know how he does it; the Man is blessed with a genius of a brain and mad time-management skills!

If he can do it, so can I! Attagirl! Despite the heavy protests I received from classmates out of my willingness to look for a job while pursuing my studies, I actually like the sense of urgency that arises from having my plate full. No pun intended. Kind of like those months when I killed myself to cement a spot for boxing 6 times a week in hopes of attaining those bitchin supermodel abs. Having a full schedule suppresses any room for complacency, hence the natural sense of urgency.

And by FULL schedule I mean 7-7pm twice, standard 8-6pm office hours and a Saturday class all in a week’s work! At least I’ll have a library of classic films to lull me to sleep every night, works like a pill!

To keep myself from sounding like a broken record whenever people ask, my job involves writing/putting together training manuals pertinent to THIS project, organizing and facilitating trainings and seminars in preparation for the project launch, Donor-related reports etc etc. I do not want to divulge too much information to save myself from breaching a possible intellectual contract.

And this, boys and girls, is how I committed Social Suicide.