Saturday, March 10, 2012

Taking a Breather

Just emailed my classmates the 1st draft of my case study. Like, seriously...I only had 8 pages typed. Itupun termasuk cover page. That other dude had 57 pages!! Granted he had a lot of graphs and pictures but at least his looked at least 80% done. Mine looked like it had been baked at the last minute, which of course was the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

I haven't had time to do anything I've wanted these days. The massage session that I've been promising myself is now 5 weeks overdue. I haven't had time to catch up on my CSI series or even The Good Wife. Sob. As much as I hate to admit it, I've even let my MBA slack quite a bit. For example, this morning we had Mid Terms for our Service Marketing (yeah, mid terms on a!) and I had to wake up at 4am just to start reading the chapters. It's amazing I could even attempt to answer the questions since I was practically a zombie in the exam hall.

It's not that I'm regretting taking this promotion but I guess I'm still trying to fit in into the role. I've been such an operations kind of person that taking on the role as more of a strategist needs some getting used to. I also really need to work on my ability to delegate work among my staff. I find myself still doing operational work when I know I have competent staff to do it. It's not really a trust issue, it's because I've always been a very hands-on type of person. And now I find myself unable to be everywhere at once and I'm freaking out.

It hasn't all been bad though. Last weekend, the management level in my unit went to Lumut for a BP retreat. That was my first time going for such an occasion and I felt very much like the new girl heading there. I was worried I wouldn't be able to contribute any ideas or defend my unit's current direction. Turns out, I did rather ok and I got good constructive feedback as well. The sessions were long and went up until midnight but I did learn a lot from the other team mates. The fun part was when we all took a break and did some island hopping to Pangkor where I bought 4kg of anchovies and some dried cutlery for my staff. We then had a karaoke session during our last night there. Let's just say I did Abba and 3 Doors Down proud. Enough said! Heee...

We were suppose to go to my mom's house today but I really wanted to try attempt my case study without much distraction. If I go there, I won't be able to resist my nephew and his chubby cheeks.

Well, here's to at least some rest on Sunday until the whole craziness starts again. Have a nice weekend, peeps!


Nur H said...

syoknya retreat kat pangkor! :)