Life as it is… Thank you God…

YESTERDAY October 19 marked my first month on my new job.

And what a better way to mark my first month on the job  than working on a graveyard shift! Lol…

Yes I left the office at 1.30am… One and a half hour later than my cut off point which should be at midnight but working at the media this was normal. As news don’t really care what time of the day. You could be sleeping soundly at home when something happened that need to be reported and in my case need my editing skills before it could be published for the masses…

And I finally went to bed at 3.21am… But the good thing is that I am having a day off today so I could really rest and catching up on my sleep the whole day if I want to…hehe

Granted I am still getting used to working shift hours. But generally I couldn’t be happier.

Though I think Adam is a bit upset that my days off aren’t necessarily on weekends but any random days during the week. Which means its harder for me to spend time with him like I used to … as he is only free on weekend without any classes at the college…

I guess thats little sacrifice that we have to go through as with my job now I can start paying off my overdue bills and also his studies a lot better than the recent time… I hope he understands it and I know he does but you see we are very close so its a bit harder on him I think…

Personally though I feel my job now enriches me in so many ways. Not just financially but also my overall development as a human being and my life in general.

My favourite part would be working in the afternoon shift including the graveyard shift as I have plenty time in the morning to do my morning walks and other errands. I don’t really mind to be home only late in the evening…

Living alone I don’t have to worry about anyone feeling hungry at home…

Another thing that I am still getting used to is that everyday as I started my work I really do not know what kind of news piece that I need to edit for the next eight hours. As I am attached to general desk, it is basically everything under the sky. From petty crime…to senseless tragedy…to fraudulent case in court…cancer suffering kid…deforestration…illegal logging…Orang Asli predicament…everything… It enriches my knowledge on those topics. Things that I took for granted before but now I have better knowledge on them…

Only the other night while working on graveyard shift (4pm till midnight) I was telling one of my seniors Azian that I feel a bit cleverer since I am working here at this new office. Laughing along he agreed that he also feels bit cleverer like me! Lol

I also feel that my vocabulary now is expanding enormously as I have to do a lot researches while editing the news as I have to make sure all the facts in the reports were factually correct especially the one involving laws and certain acts and I can tell you endless acts and codes to be aware of… It was bit mind boggling in the first few weeks but now I feel I am getting better at it. Not much but a little better…

Someone noticed how happy I am with my new job as he noticed that I would be home very late sometimes but still feel happy. Only went to bed at 3am in the morning whenever I was on graveyard shift. I guess he is right. I am happy… I am counting my blessings…

And in between my news piece to be edited I can always update this blog. And I know one of the bosses at the new place is aware of my website because he told me about this during my interview many months ago though I am not sure if he ever visit this blog…

But there’s another thing I noticed. I would be extremely busy during my working hours that I hardly have time to exchange WhatsApp with friends or even texting my dear friend Danny like I used to. I hope he understands that I am not doing it on purpose. Feel bad that sometimes it took me two days or a day later just to text him in return… Mainly due to the fact with our time difference and when he is awake I would be bogged down with news to edit before my shift was over unlike my previous job where I would be bored to death and yet stressed like nobody business…

Sometimes I would be too busy that I forgot to call Adam to wish him good night and to tell him I love him especially when I was on graveyard shift… By the time I remember to call him it would be past midnight and my baby would be fast asleep. But now I am learning to remember to call him before its too late… I am so sorry baby!

Yes I have a long way to go as yesterday was only my first month on the job but I have that great feeling about this job from Day One and I hope it will continue for a very long time… There’s a lot for me to learn and to improve not only as a journalist…a writer…a blogger…but also as a human being to understand the myriad of things out there that I don’t normally take notice of as they don’t affect me directly but now I realised it is part of the world I am living in and I better take notice of… Thank you God for all your blessings… Alhamdulillah… A