#adulting; Every mistake teaches you something
As the week winds down, I’m reflecting on what a roller coaster it has been for me. Work has unknowingly piled up and feels like it never ends. Is this what #adulting feels like? Also, making mistakes at work is never easy; especially if you’re new. But I’ll come back to this later.
So at the start of the week I got to tag along with Desmond, who is our superstar in sales (that’s what I’ve been told!) and I got to see him in action with our trade customers. We went to a couple of places such as Barnacles at Customs House. The view they have there are to-die-for!
I’ve actually never been to this area before but I now understand why this place is such a hotspot at night! The view of the Marina Bay skyline is just amazing. It truly makes me appreciate Singapore’s beauty a lot more. I was too engrossed in how gorgeous the view is I’ve forgotten to take a photo. (Sorry guys!)
Don’t you just love it when you play tourist in your own country? Oh how I’ve missed home.
Next up, we went to Bar-Roque Grill which simply just reminds me of Melbourne. The outdoor seatings overlooking the street, cool-looking decor and the bustling sidewalks. All that is missing are buskers on their guitar serenading to you while you have your lunch.
Our last stop was KPO at Killiney Road. I just love the aesthetics of this place! And they have drink specials running for the whole month of Jan too! Anyone up for some drinks this month? (haha!) It was also Elvis Night when I visited that day; think rockabilly hairstyles and Rock n’ Roll!
So.. back to making mistakes. I think as a fresh graduate, the fear of making a mistake at work is always there, no matter how big or small. You’re not 100% confident of what you’re doing and you’re just on 50-50 in your actions.
I made a mistake at work this week. I did not wait to check with Desmond on the final contents of a menu before I got it printed out. And as you can guess it, there was changes to made so there goes 15x copies of my menus into the bin.
Not the worst thing that could have happened but of course I was wasting paper, time and resources and this could have all been easily avoided. & I should have also known better too. But you learn, and you become more careful next time. So I think I’m pretty lucky to have understanding bosses and a good working/learning environment which I’m thankful for.
I guess what I’m trying to say is; Confidence in yourself and your work should be the key but sometimes you just need to take a step back, breathe, focus and think.
Phew- what a long week!
Stay safe this weekend guys.
Till next time,