Saturday, October 23, 2010

November Rain


Sometimes you have to do tasks in the office that you don't particularly like. My boss says that is why they call it "work", although I still have my doubts on whether he says that so that I stop complaining or not.

After a few months of very low motivation (but with the will of continuing my development in the company.. and let us hope this doesn't fade), one of my bosses promise to give me more challenging activities. And I don't know if you have experienced this before, but it is amazing how a phrase can make me so happy although there is no fixed date yet.

That day and in the gym, I was watching the 5 - 7 year old kids trying to cross the pool from one side to another. How hard can that be! How little is one in a 25 meters length space! I remember to have that feeling when I was learning to swim.. and also the strange sensation that when going to the deepest part of the pool I will find myself with a shark that will eat me... A shark in a pool.. yes. But once I crossed the pool, I felt safe.
It also came to my mind those vacations in Disney World... the theme parks can seem enormous and stressful for a child.. I used to stop every time I saw a water machine or ask my father for an ice cream with the form of a Mickey Mouse head.

November, what a beautiful month!
Despite of the fact we were/are still in "fall" and that things still look turbulent in the office, I went on vacation. My annual leave finally arrived. I needed a break from work, from the regular people, from the routine.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Love of my life


Someone, one day, said to me that you marry the woman/man of your life, but never the love of your life.

Since my ipod suffle brought this one to my ears, I share it with you all..

This song really makes me feel that the first statement is not necessarily true. Enjoy!




Love of my life - Carlos Santana ft Dave Matthews Band

Where you are, is where I wanna be
And through your eyes, all the things I wanna see
And in the night, you are my dream
You're everything to me

You're the love of my life
And the breath in my prayers
Take my hand, lead me there
what i need is you here

I can't forget the taste of your mouth
From your lips all the heavens pour out

I can't forget when we are one
It's you alone and I am free

Everyday, every night, you alone
You're the love of my life
Everyday, every night, you alone,
You're the love of my life

We go dancing in the moonlight
With the starlight in your eyes
We go dancing till the sunrise
You and me we're gonna dance, dance, dance

Friday, October 01, 2010

To find a job or to identify your professional career interest


In certain countries the idea of having a job is more important than the one of doing something you are really interested in. An if you think about it, this is not something crazy at all.
In undeveloped countries depending on your economic status or on your networking you will have the opportunity (or not) of doing something related to your career. But this not neccessarly indicates that you will have a professional career in the company you are working in or that will lead you to an important position in which you feel professionally developed.
But the thing is that the people in those countries are lacking vision of what is outside, and are standing in this position because bringing money to the house is a priority. Risking their job seems to be a nonsense, and it probably is.

In countries with a less critical economic situation (not counting the citizens without any education that havent been able to reach an university level or similar), you have the opportunity of sitting with your boss and discussing what your interests are, what your plan is, where would you like to see yourself in the upcoming years. Designing your career seems to be a natural thing, so as doing something where you are good at.
Anyway, having an option always seems to be the right choice, at least for me. I truly hope someday, everybody can have the same chances, the same opportunities.. otherwise why do we have governments and why do we have institutions like UNICEF who are "always" fighting for the children's rights...