What kind of bars did I have for myself? I think I did a high up bars that I cannot reach but it is something that would drive my growth.
I have no one to blame other than myself. I want to do it this way and it is me to do it this way. To an extent that I don't care what it takes to do it, I am willling to pay the effort.
I blame myself always for my mistake even though it is a minor one. I gave many excuses for others' mistake but not mine. I cannot seems to give myself a easy life.
I choose the hardest and toughest way to grow myself. And I am still lag behind my own target. I want too much and to get them done, I need to put in efforts to make it work. Nothing come easy in life.
Life is short indeed. Appreciating most of our life is very important. I learn through the hard way that I too need work-life balance.
Gone through chaotic time with having a job turnover and getting my life begin again. It is definitely not the most desirable way of getting out of one chapter of life into another. Getting thrown out as soon as I gave in a notice and wonder if really matters that I strive hard for such management? And the answer is not with me. I learned through such experience that I am a food scientist and my priority.
I see life as a long run thing. As far as I can recall business accounting principle talks about the assumption of the longevity of a business- forgot the exact term! Life is based on a long-run business that we run based on what we thinks it is right.
I strive hard for every job that I had regardless if it is marketing or food science related. I want to bring products that people would appreciate and felt safe eating them. I want to provide a worry-free experience. It is harder to do than just saying them in words.
Something tied me to all my job- interest and passion that made me want to give more than what I could ever earn.People are sensitive towards other's thing in doing the extra. I simply want nothing but to devote time with things I love. There are things that I do without earning $$ value and I believe there are friends and colleague that would support my facts here.
I simply love what I learned in university and making use of them as I proceed in life. It is an investment that I have made for my life. I don't want to spend my time at university and ended up, doing things that could be worse than a high school graduate. It is a quality work that I produce and appreciate on my own.
Just reaching into a month time, projects are all around my table. Projects are chasing over me. I need better time management and until I am able to do that, taking extra time to catch up and getting ahead of things are probably my best option. Answering the question of " What else can you do?"
Recently, I have been socializing heavily. It is fun to hang-out with friends that I appreciate and to have a community that knows what I am talking at the very least.
My life is about food theory not just about food. I am not those blogger who searched through the nicest food in the city, take a photos and talked about it. I am the one who will search through new food product in town to try them out because I think for a new food product to be in the market, it takes efforts that everyone should recognized.
Socializing includes many of information transfers of which benefit us as a community. It also benefit myself as a person to be that friendly person I want to be. Practice makes perfect probably is the sentence for an introvert like myself.
I opened my window wide, letting the sunshine in. I am surrounded by the sound of car passing through and musics playing. It is a holiday for everyone.
It is funny, I always like to do some work during holiday. Never ending work. Work walk through my life because I am very eager to learn and I want to be able to do it. Life is always challenging for me but the challenges I faced in the past brought me sunshine now.
Sometimes, it really brings out who you are when you step out and say "I quit being ...". And so, that was a decision I made two weeks ago. I wasn't happy with how things were done inappropriately. It makes my 4 years degree became wasted. I am in a situation, where I am not capable to make a significant change.
There were obstruction again and again & without management support, I learned that things doesn't function as it would with support. Things happened at randoms, creating undocumented back logs that are virtually untraceable as there is no commitment to create a proper system. There were just one word "Create" if needed.
Truthfully saying how painful it was in such a situation, to see and work with something I knew against everything I learned of. And still, there were such practices and others that are committed to such practices.
I left and now. I am not feeling the pain. I am relieved even though there are much more projects on my table because I see the difference I can make.
It is always hard to say "I am done" because what you never knew what you face the next moment. However, it is a call that we need to make to move on in our life. I choose to follow what I think it is right. It might be lots of things that came piling on my table and getting them correctly takes more time. It is a trade that I make to uphold my belief. And for the benefit of my previous employer. I like to give that chance to someone else that deserve the position and has the capability to straighten things up.
One of my colleague was asking me if I am familiar with how food company runs as I have been lingering around quite a bit in the natural health products. That came out as a casual chat and I guess I have a little more work exposure to natural health products. How they functions to improve health etc... etc...
It is a question that I do not normally get asked. Most of my certificates are for food science and I have none but just a course work for natural products. Would that help answer some questions?
It is important for me to love what I do and know what I am doing. It is something that UBC and people around me have helped me develop my dedication and love for food. Whether it is in a food format or a capsules format, really what interest me is delivering quality product. Recently, I am redefining the term quality. And suddenly, quality meant bringing a broad areas of food production together. It is a quite fascinating terms that we always use but never get to the tiny little details.
This week is a busy week for me. Delivered a hard to deliver message out and got out on the day itself. At the very least, I knew I have done the best for what I know how to do. The rest of the project implementation goes back to the discretion of management but I hope it is well-kept. They have got to realized they need better people to manage things out before it gets extremely chaostic. Tracing and tracking of ingredients, WIP product and finished products are utmost important on top of all of the elements. An improved inventory system is what needed. Leaving with lots of appreciation and thankfulness.
Started my mid week with something more interesting. Still keeping up but it is a huge switch from praying the best to get a satisfactory process control. From nothing to great things. Huge challenge but I will get there. And the great blessing I get from friends and families and colleagues are essential step to proceed. Thank you for the great wishes and encouragement.
Summer is here and things are going to get busy but I think the time would be well spent for this summer.
Felicia Loo is a food science graduate from UBC. With an interest in food marketing, she explores how food products are created, marketed, and distributed toward an end users. Blogging about food became a must when she encounters interesting ideas about food products. She seeks for ideas and opportunities to work together.