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!
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. Never made it to brick, unfortunately.
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).
Photo by Yours Truly
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.
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.
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!
Hair: Black, straight, cut in a jaw-length bob
Biological Developments: durable skin
Specialization: Bioluminescent organisms
Focus: Harnessing light/electrical impulses
Hair: Copper, curly, lower back length
Biological Developments: extra lungs & blood chemistry allowing her to retain more oxygen
Specialization: Biological & Animal Sciences
Focus: Performing surgeries on injured fauna