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LIFE UPDATE: BEING A FINAL SEM STUDENT W/ 3 PART-TIME JOBS, FUTURE PLANS, ETC

Hey all. It's been so long since I blogged, to be exact, updating you guys about my life. 

I noticed that I haven't been really into blogging since the beginning of the year. If blogging was a school, I feel that I'm probably the dropout now. It's like I no longer have the urge to update my blog weekly, and I don't even care about whether people are still reading my blog. I guess now the only thing that makes this blog "read-worthy" are my traveling guides. 

I started this blog as an online diary, an outlet for me to rant and pour my thoughts. But now, I just feel like I have so many other things to manage that I don't even have time to think for myself (let alone write them down on my blog). 

It's May already and we are marching to June really soon. So that means we are reaching the mid-year already, which also means I'm graduating in 7 weeks....or maybe 6. I've been so busy. I used to be consistent in uploading weekly videos, but now I don't even have the motivation at all. It's just that school and assignments and work have taken so much of my time, and I just want to have some time for myself to relax and enjoy "doing nothing" during the weekends. 

When people ask me how do I juggle between 3 part-time jobs and my final semester at the same time? My answer would usually be "time management". 

Now, I would like to add one more answer to that question, stress management. 

It's not easy to handle stress, whether it's the 'internal' stress that comes from within yourself, or the 'external' stress that is exerted upon you from your parents, boss, etc. I'm gonna be honest with you that sometimes I can't really handle stress well. When I'm stressed out, I tend to lose my temper easily, which means I will unintentionally hurt people with the words and remarks that I never meant to say. If there's one shortcoming that I want to take away from myself, it would definitely be my bad temper. 

So how do I manage stress? It relates back to time management. I like to map out and plan things in advance. I like to set deadlines for myself so that I don't procrastinate and I think being disciplined is one of my most prominent strengths. When I work, I switch the "full concentration" mode on within myself. Well, sometimes, I do have my "less inspired" and "demotivated" days too hahahaha. So what I do when I feel demotivated is play a few songs on the piano or watch an episode of "Running Man" (the China version lel), then I will tell myself: OK, now that you have taken time to relax and unwind, it's time to get back to work. 

Being a final semester student gives me so much mixed emotions (that I think every final sem student can relate). I feel excited that I will be graduating soon. But sometimes it just feels so surreal that I'm already a final sem student. And then I'll recall my lack of readiness to face the harsh reality of the working world after graduation. And if you were to ask me what my post-graduation plans are, I'm gonna be honest with you - I have no plans yet lel. 

I want to take a few months off to travel, to discover what I truly like and where I really belong. I feel like sometimes we can be too saturated with what other people think/feel we should be doing, like they will try to convince you about a specific pathway to success and yada and yada, as if they know you better than yourself. But the truth is, we all should discover what we really want in life ourselves and not let them to determine who we should be. 

Everyone will be confused at some point in life. For those who already have a concrete plan of your future, well I'm really happy for you. But for those who are still waddling about in the "pool of self-discovery" (like me), please know that it's okay. There's nothing bad about taking some time and inspiration to work out what we truly want our future to be like.

Hopefully, I will be able to share with you all what I discover about myself soon. 

Good luck to me, and to you too. 

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4 comments

  1. Hi Jessica, I am in my final year as well. And I find your post really relate-able when you say that you are excited to graduate, but surreal to be in your final year. You are such an inspiration when it comes to time management, as you find a balance in all the things you are currently doing. I can't even imagine if I have to work and study at the same time. Out of curiosity, what kind of part time job are you actually doing now?
    BTW, all the best and good luck as well :)

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    1. Hi Cheryl, I am working as a social media associate in the company that I interned in as well as a part-time drafter haha!

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  2. Hi jessica, love the post. Which college do you attend? Also , do you have any recommended universities for me if i want to do my masters in malaysia. ( management) ?

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  3. Juggling between multiple jobs and managing studies along with them can definitely be very hard and stressful. Thank you for telling everybody how to handle all of it.

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