Stop, it’s hammer time!
I have never actually heard of that song.
Anyway, it’s reflection time! It has been three months since I have started working in Teach For Malaysia. It feels short yet a lot of things have happened. A lot of meaningful human connections have been formed, for which I am ever so grateful.
Being involved in a non-profit organisation is a good choice to build character. I am in an environment that consistently reminds myself to think more about the unfortunate, and less on morbid self-attention.
(Of course, I can’t change the world if I don’t change myself first. Moderation is the key.)
In terms of growth, I have particularly improved on time management, confidence, and looking ahead. Time management have always been a big issue that I deeply worries about, and now learning to take it easier on myself. Currently I’m using the management matrix to plan my work by the week. Methods might come and go, but I take comfort in knowing that there is no one ‘true’ method, and it will keep changing to suit the moment. As long as I get my work done.
As for confidence, it might be an age thing, something that is acquired through time. Despite being surrounded by amazing people, I have never been surer of my own unique qualities, and more importantly, what I want out of life, work, and relationships.
Which brings me to the third point, looking ahead. I grasp a better sense of time, space, and direction. I can look further.
This is someone else’s dreams that I don’t mind being part of, for now. I still haven’t forgotten mine. Hopefully the many months to come will be a journey that brings me closer towards it.