Friday, May 19, 2006

Career Advancement Opportunity

Its been a while since my last blog entry. The reason for my entry today is, well, its Friday. Its also the Friday before the long weekend so for some reason im feeling reflective today.

I wanted to talk about the new opportunity I was given recently here at work. For the last 6 months or so I have been doing a job that is relatively fun. I worked on developing online communities for a software company which at first sounded pretty damn awesome. The only issue is, there were a lot of things I didnt unerstand prior to getting into the role that really kicked me in the ass. For one, nobody else had any idea what an online community should look like in a corporate setting. I found it very difficult to find someone that could mentor me in this area and as a result struggled to gain traction. Thankfully things have changed. I have become a little more confident when approaching co workers in the office and recently have been given a new opportunity. From what I know so far I will be researching new technologies on the web and researching how companies use these technologies to be successful. Once I understand the uses I can then apply them to my job, and share with the company how it can affect us and the customer.

It sounds fun to me, but im not getting my hopes up. I'm still not sure where my career is taking me. Most likely its because im still really not sure what I want to do with my life. I've discovered that life really is hard. Its hard to stay focused on what is important. I feel like im wasting my life when i could be doing all sorts of other things that really count. Ive never been anywhere outside of North America by myself. Ive hit all kinds of internet sites and watched endless National Geographic and Discovery shows that showcase other countries yet i do nothing about it. There are a lot reasons why of course. But none of them is really a legit excuse.

I wonder how many people in the world actually do what they love to do, and actually enjoy their life. Im not trying to be depressing, im just curious about how rare it is to live life to its fullest. Is there anyone on the planet that has their dream job, that is travelling the world, has a wonderful home and spouse, that has everything they ever wanted and enough money to back this lifestyle up. My instinct is to say no. But what if there are people like this. How do they achieve this, how do they overcome the plethera of obstacles that are thrown at them everyday of their lives that allow them to see the bigger pictures. How do you open your mind and see past the mundane life that most people experience everyday.

Im 27 years old and still have not discovered the secret. I hope soon I will see clearly what it is that makes me tick but until then.

Ka Kite Ano