Last night, I had a bout of palpitation and hyperventilation again. I had never had this dreaded “episode” for a long time until last night and it really scared me. So scared that I was not able to sleep. I was struggling to breathe and my heartbeat’s really hard to tame. I don’t know what really triggered it— perhaps it’s the heat or the gory movies that I watched. Yeah, I know it sounds exaggerated but sometimes, even movies (especially gory, violent, horror and drama) can cause my heart to go wild. Silly but true.
Now, I’m feeling fine. The palpitation’s gone but I’m finding it hard to breathe at times. I also feel sleepy as last night’s “episode” deprived me of a good night’s sleep. I don’t want to think that there’s something wrong with me. But somehow I have this nagging feeling that I need to pay a doctor a visit. =(
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Belated happy anniversary to me and NYELPC.
Yes. Yesterday marked my first year at New York English Language Proficiency Center (NYELPC). The year that was has been made memorable by new friendships made, bigger challenges, interplay of different roles and responsibilities, and most of all, the commitment to empower my fellow Filipinos by increasing their chances to land a job in the IT/BPO industry.
The latter is what really keeps me motivated until now.It’s what makes me wake up every day with a smile on my face and determined to go to work. Every day at NYELPC is a mixture of fun, excitement, laughter with students and sometimes, even sadness. Stress is also always a part of what I do every day as I get to mingle with students/ people from different walks of life and juggle different tasks. But I really don’t mind because the good stuff always tramples the negative things at work.
In my first year, I also got to attend different training programs which have helped me grow professionally, such as TESDA’s Trainer’s Methodology (TM) Plus Training. I was also given a chance to take the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) which I am truly grateful for. Through this job, I also got to go to some places to attend events, conferences and seminars. I could never forget the Contact Centers Association of the Philippines (CCAP) Conference in which I met some bigwigs in the industry. And lastly, nothing beats the “thank you’s” that I’ve received from my students. Every “thank you” is really etched in my heart.
I could never ask for more in terms of my career. I can say that I am at a stage now where I feel contentment and fulfillment. My job as an English trainer is really the one that I’ve always wanted.Hence, I wish for more years of working and helping people at the same time.
“if you enjoy your job you never work a day in your life.”
WELCOME BACK TO MOI!
I really would like to welcome myself (of course coz no one else is here to welcome me!teehee) to the blogging world again. It’s been a while… as in A WHILE!
Last time I blogged was three years back, when I was at a turning point in my life (details perhaps in the future! hehe) .. Since then, I have decided to turn over a new leaf and I believe that it has happened over the last three years. I see myself as a better person, especially when it comes to my perspective of things. But I know that there are still more opportunities out there for self-improvement so I promise to continuously make a better version of ME.
This year, I’m turning 30. Yep, it’s my 30th year of existence and I’m proud of it. And as I continue to live my life, I wish to chronicle everything under the sun again— from my happy thoughts, to my quarter-life issues and even bad hair day (pun intended)!… So blogging world, brace yourself for my return! Get ready for all there is that I have to air and share.
As I start blogging again, this song entitled “UNWRITTEN” by Natasha Bedingfield popped into my mind. It seems very applicable… since “today is where my book begins… The rest is still unwritten…”
“Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find
Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions
Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten”