Tuesday, December 21, 2010

May the sun bring you new energy by day.

May the moon restore you by night.

May the rain wash away your worries.

May the breeze blow new strength into your being.

May you walk gently through the world and know its beauty all the days of your life.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


It's been a crazy December so far. I've just started my new job at Tweedle Wink. It's a right brain program, not a day care, not a nursery; more of an enrichment program. So anyway the program is awesome. But, wow the hours are crazy (cos now I'm full time and supposed to work 48 hours a week).

Warning: Ramblings ahead ;)

The thing is I haven't finished my studies yet, so how am I gonna commit 48 hours a week? Good question. I admit my situation is very complicated: I have 3 more months of studies and 3 more months of teaching practice. I guess I'm lucky to have 2 great bosses who are willing to accomodate to my needs.. But there are some sacrifices I have to make as well. I really feel bad; like I've caused a lot of...problems because of my "situation".

So for these 6 months it's gonna be CRAZY, CRAZY, CRAZY. From Jan to March, I'll be working in the morning and going to class in the afternoon and going to work after class on the day my class ends earlier and I will work full day 9 to 9 on the day I don't have class and I'll work on Saturdays and a few hours on Sundays. Awesome pawsome. And from April to June, I will work in TW in the morning and go for the TP in another kindy in the afternoon and come back to TW at night! (Sat and Sun remains)

I guess I do have to work harder next year. Hopefully I can cope with everything. Actually, I am aware of the troubles I might face even before I signed the contract. But...I dunno, I really wanted to work here. It is such an amazing opportunity and I have learnt so much here..I work with great ppl, I've learnt so much from Pamela, I gain new experiences handling admin/management stuff and also conducting workshops for parents, briefing parents. There's still so much more to learn.

Well, since I'm the one who chose it, I have no choice but to do it. What doesn't kill you only makes you stronger =) I keep challenging myself and pushing myself to do more. And I'm confident I can do it; and do it well. When I first started studying, I taught tuition 4 hours a week. Then, Tumble Tots, 4 hours a day (plus working in college for the stupid sholarship). Next, 6 hours a day in Sri Johan. Now its, well, as much time as I can put in!

Well, good luck to me! ;)