Yuppie Diaries: What to do after Graduation

It has been exactly 1 year after I graduated; 365 days after my so-called “Big Day”. It was the biggest achievement I could ever be proud of back then. Para sakin, may napatunayan na ako. Well, for all kinds of families, it was just the start.. (of hell).

You don’t know real pagod (exhaustion) until you have that monthly KPI with 95 as the passing grade but all the delays will be against you. You don’t know real stress when all the living things in your office pressure you – yes, kahit pati plants (even the plants) and the shoppaholic rat that comes after stealing your things. The transition to undergrad to working gurl real quick was a big blow for me. It was exciting but at the same time scary and frustrating. It’s true what they say, it’s more tiring to work than to study. At this state, I belong to the working class who always say ” if I can go back to studying, I will just study rather work. ” And I’m hella proud of it.

Saying this not to scare off all my yuppie readers but to be the Ate you never had who will guide you through the scary world you’re going to face after your G Day. 

  • Take a transition vacation. When I was graduating, some of my friends who were already working kept on advising me to take 2-3 months vacation before starting corporate life. They told me it’s gonna be hard to take a vacation again once you start. I spent almost 2 months being just a palamunin in the house after I graduated. Some people were against my actions, but I’m glad I did. It will help you realize what you really want to do in your life and the time off will really make you think about your life and excited for the next chapter you’re going to have. 

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  • Apply for work but don’t stress. Apply still for work. That time off won’t require you to be always outside party-ing. There will be lots and lots of tambay days and that is when you should pass your resumes. Spend atleast 3 hrs a day just sending resumes and applying to companies online so you are still on-track. Sayang degree bes kung di mo magagamit sa corporate kahit 2 years lang.  

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  • Prioritize your interviews. You have all the time to go to the beach sunbathing or being a couch-potato managing to finish 5 episodes per day of Kdrama but if someone calls you for an interview — don’t miss it. Even if it’s not the company you’re aiming for, still go to the interview. Not only will you have the chance to gain connections from those companies, but you can also practice what and how to answer to interviews so when your desired company calls, you surely are ready to kill it.

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  • Sleep. Sleep more than most! Trust me when I say you won’t be able to catch enough sleep when you start working — even when you try hard. Even when your future workplace is just minutes away from your house. It will not secure you a goodnight’s sleep. I didn’t get enough and still not getting enough sleep even when I just have to cross the street to get to the office. Take all the chances to sleep all day sleep all night – you will be missing it when you start working.  

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  • Keep your stand. Don’t be intimated by your colleagues posting about their 1st payday, payday treat to self, paycheck, workday, work work work status. Don’t mind them. Remember, you’re the upper hand because you’re still on your vacation mode. Take your time. Enjoy the momentum. Good things will happen, you just have to be ready when the opportunity comes. 

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Congratulations to all graduates of 2017. You are now officially unemployed on vacation mode. Enjoy the best of it and hoping for your success in finding your dream job in your dream company soon!

Best,

Elli

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52/365 – 11 Ways on How to Avoid #BestieZoned

1. Don’t call him/her bes, besh, beshie, besticles, bestie, bff, sisterette. 

2. If he/she tells you about someone special don’t act as if you’re not affected. Baka magtuloy tuloy yan at maging “secret files” ka nalang. 

3. Ask for a proper date. Not play date; not a friendly date, not tambay tayo saglit. A legit date. 

4. Be there for him/her but not always. Give him/her time to miss you kahit very very light lang. 

5. Be honest on how you really feel about the person so it will be clear. ‘Pag iniwasan ka odi move to the next target. Char! Accept defeat, friend. 

6. Define The Relationship. 

7. Set a proper time and proper mood to ask about your role in his/her life. Mabuti nang clear ano. 

8. ‘Wag mahihiyang magtanong… about everything you want to ask just to make it clear. 

9. If you intend to make ligaw na, ask properly. Not you’re already exerting effort but she doesn’t even know you’re courting her. 

10. After several times of asking numerous questions just to make it clear and it isn’t still, then walk away. You deserve someone who genuinely wants you in his life. 

11. Accept reality, cherish everything. Enjoy life, enjoy the moments. Success or failure, just be thankful of all the good times you get to spend with the person.
Kaway kaway sa mga na-#BestieZoned na paulit-ulit!! Darating din ang tamang tao para satin!✌🏻

11/365 – Writing is…

Writing is expressing yourself with your words, by your words, and through your words. It is putting an word-per-word illustration of your whole existence into a vast collection of combined forms of speech. Actually, it’s more than just expressing yourself.

It’s like stripping naked at a club party and letting everyone see your wounds & scars which you knew they’d dare to touch to know how deep it can hurt you. As they critique what they see as they laid their eyes on the feast you prepared for them, you slowly sink into their minds – destroying and altering what was once known to what is now.

It is like getting lost at the happiest place on Earth and wouldn’t even care if you find the way back or not because getting lost there forever would be an ecstatic dream; a mega-dose of your own fairy tale in your own perfectly described wonderland. You’re like a lost child who wouldn’t even care what’s going to happen a little later because you’re holding onto your white balloon which can take you anywhere you wish to go.

It is like feeling the hype of getting to the top of the mountain after a long exhausting climb and you see the vastness of the land and all your feelings suddenly sunk into the open air. It is like keeping on falling and falling in love with every beautiful word your mind produces and your mouth speaks – not even aware of the senses it made you and your listeners feel.

Writing is you in words. Beautiful. Ethereal. Everlasting.

10/365 – To All the Boys Out There

Don’t love her because she’s pretty. Love her because you see her pure and kind heart which gives love to everything and everyone unrelentlessly. 

Don’t love her because she has a beautiful smile. Love her because she makes you laugh with every word she speaks. Love her because she makes your world a happy place. 

Don’t love her because she has the perfect body. Love her because she always put everyone first before herself. Love her because she takes care of you with all of her strength just to make sure you’re always fine. 

Don’t love her because everyone fancies her and you’re the one she chooses. Love her because she lets you in her life to be with her in every passing moment. Love her because she trusts that you will take care of her heart and never do what the others did. 

Don’t love her because she loves and gives you everything she ever is. Love her because she deserves to be loved more than she loves you. 

Open Letter for The Women of My Age.

Stop begging for love. Stop waiting for that text that will never come. Stop waiting for that return call. Stop thinking you are not enough. Stop thinking you are worthless. Stop asking someone of your worth. Stop waiting for someone who never even bothered to look at you. Stop begging for him to notice you, stop begging for him to come back, stop begging for him to stay, stop begging for him to say he loves you back. Stop. Just Stop.

You don’t need to beg. Because it is already given to you. Even before you were born, He has given you love more than what you are begging for. Stop waiting for that text because someone is always knocking on your heart just to hear your voice, just to make you talk to him – no matter how much you ignore Him. Stop thinking you are worthless because someone gave his all just to be with you – just to save you. Stop asking someone of your worth because someone called you His even after all your failures, mistakes, sins. Someone is proud of your broken little pieces, your shattered broken heart that in this condition, He pours out his love so you can heal – only if you let him. Don’t go to your neighbor to ask for your worth, go to your creator. He knows your true worth because He made you. You did things that hurt others? He would say “I love you” You did things to hurt yourself? He would say “I love you.” You think you’re not enough because someone left you? What about Him who never left your side, what about Him who uses your broken pieces to bless others because you are a blessing to Him? Stop begging for little dose of love because He has given you enormous, unconditional, irrevocable love. You deserve that. Believe you deserve that because even if you close your heart for his love, it’s still flowing unto you like a storm. And once you open up your heart for it, then you would know that His love goes beyond the depths of the Earth.

 

Hey, YOU ARE LOVED! 🙂