It can’t be just me: 90 Day Review

Tomorrow morning is my 90 Day Review and when I tell you I am somehow both calm and stressed!

Of my past jobs only one ever performed a 90 Day Review and it was only because I negotiated it in my interview to discuss my salary down the line. In this instance, however, it’s mandated by H.R. and so…here I am in limbo.

Do I think I’ve performed well? Well, the beacon of confidence in my psyche says, “yes” while the workaholic with toxic work-life balance says, “we could have done more”. Then there’s the rational part saying, “you’ve done fine and if not you’ll be told how to improve on Monday”.

Whether these worries stem from imposter syndrome, fear of failing so early in a potential career or not managing to meet expectations- I know I shouldn’t overthink it. As such I’m taking measures this weekend to keep myself occupied…Let’s see how it goes!

artist: @artoshtu

Looking through the Backwards Lens

While chatting the other day, an interesting topic popped up: the lives we wanted for ourselves when we graduated high school/were in university as opposed to now. It got me wondering how I stacked up to what my younger self wanted. Had I met any of those goals? Had any of those goals shifted?

And so, I asked myself some questions:

H.S. Grad/Uni Student

Degree: Economics & Finance

Residence: London or Hong Kong

Housing: Brick Apartment or Brownstone w/ a view

Career: International Business

Marital Status: Single

Was the Goal Met?

Sort of? Solely economics

Nope

Nope. Never made it to brick, unfortunately.

Nope

I mean…in a way?

Current Self’s Goal

Degree: Nope. No Master’s plans

Residence: I’m happy where I am

Housing: Earth-sheltered home w/ a natural pool

Career: Data Analytics

Marital Status: Married

I have to say, the most interesting thing I realized was younger me really only cared about fundamentals. It seems I simply wanted to reach a certain point and that was it…In a way, it’s nice to know I wasn’t hung up on countless details considering how much I liked to plan (and still do).

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Simply Irresistible

Prompt: Tell us about the favorite dish or food that you simply cannot turn down.

So I’m pretty sure these are sold year round, but for some reason I only ever notice them during holidays: those really soft sugar cookies with frosting and sprinkles on top.

Did I type those exact words into Google? Yes. Did Google deliver? Yep! They are Lofthouse cookies.

Well- to be honest, the ones I’m eating right now don’t say “Lofthouse” on the label, but it’s the same thing.

Now if I had to think of my favorite savory dish…easily grilled squid/octopus. I have no preference between the two and if either are on a menu you can bet your bottom dollar I’m ordering it.

artist: @artoshtu

εɾsεtʊ: əiliεjεεvə Characters

For anyone who read the first two installments of εɾsεtʊ: əiliεjεεvə, I want to start by saying I fully intend to continue with it. In fact, I’m currently drafting the entire rainforest biome arc. To keep my inspiration flowing I even commissioned the main characters to bring them to life!

artist: @nekodoruBox

General Info

Name: Sethunya

Biome: Rainforest

Village: Stone

Appearance

Hair: Black, straight, cut in a jaw-length bob

Eyes: Brown

Skin: Brown

Biological Developments: durable skin

Professional Stats

Specialization: Bioluminescent organisms

Focus: Harnessing light/electrical impulses

General Info

Name: Marjani

Biome: Rainforest

Village: Fluvial

Appearance

Hair: Copper, curly, lower back length

Eyes: Brown

Skin: Brown

Biological Developments: extra lungs & blood chemistry allowing her to retain more oxygen

Professional Stats

Specialization: Biological & Animal Sciences

Focus: Performing surgeries on injured fauna