No Banking Sector for a Year

June 24, 2012  |  Deep Thoughts, My Life, Work

I guess it’s time to give myself a little update on how things are going.  A few days ago, June 19th to be exact marked the 1 year anniversary of the moment I left my banking sector job and embarked on a new journey.  Little did I know that this will lead me to some place different, some place new, and definitely some place where I feel excited about waking up and going to work everyday!

 

I spent a month off after quitting my job last year and visited the US again (New York mainly to babysit Sister #4) and upon returning I had a part-time gig at the newspaper lined up in hopes of making some extra cash while I look for “The JOB!” I won’t lie to you, I was really scared the moment I started my editorial job in the newspaper.  I was entering a new domain and it was simply scary but a couple of months later I started seeing how joyful things are and how I picked up most of the things that were needed.  I started sharing some of my ideas and received a well response from my boss.

You might be wondering why I’m in love?  Well simply put in the words of Steve Jobs “The only way to do great work is to do love what you do.  If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking.  Don’t settle.  As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”  I took that leap and found something I love to do.  In my current job I maintain the Entertainment and Technology pages while roaming around other pages such as Life, Culture, and sometimes World news.  It is truly a fun experience to go through and the exhililartion and power you feel day in and day out when you see your hard work in print makes it all worth it.

Granted the working hours and days were a bit hectic, having to deal with a 6 day work week instead of 5 and working on holidays but with Journalism work starts mainly after 1:00 p.m. hence why it doesn’t feel like a pain to me.  I am actually excited when going into work and the moment I leave I feel the excitement still gushing through my blood stream.

Do I regret leaving the banking sector? Hell No! I wish I just found this job earlier but at the same time I am glad of the time I spent in the banking sector and knowledge I gathered up because without it I wouldn’t know how to avoid making mistakes with banks and how to catch bank’s mistakes!

To everyone out there with a job that sucks the day life out of you,  I recommend you start looking for something you would love and to those who love their job then I’m glad to be a part of your secret club may others find this club out and start to enjoy working again.

P.S. I feel even lighter in my blog and life, I no longer have negative experiences or anger moments to share because I simply don’t deal with it anymore (El Hemdellah).

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I am a Kuwaiti Apple and gadget girl freak, who gets bored of her blog layouts so much that I change them like I crazy. Currently I work in a newspaper and if you don't see me around I'm being sucked into my job reviewing TV Shows and APPS! This is my space where I vent and release everything, welcome to it.

12 Comments


  1. Congrats on the career shift!

    I became a full-time college teacher last September. I enjoy my job, the reduced work hours and the looong summer! It’s a wonderful blend. :D

    I hope more people take your message to heart. Work is a huge part of our lives, and if we don’t enjoy it and feel excited about the contribution we make, then we’re compromising a crucial part of our happiness and fulfillment.

    • Thanks dear and that’s awesome! Hehehe I always thought once I graduated I would be a college teacher but the problem is I just don’t have the mindset to educate others LOL! Or deal with people really!

      And yeah I really do hope so! I used to think a job was a means of making money by being miserable.. Now it’s not so much!

  2. My mom read your post and now is asking me to change my job -_-

    • Oh my GOD! That’s simply awesome! Hehehe *Waves Hi to Laila’s Mom* And if you are miserable then find something new that’ll make you happy again!

      Just be sure to have a back up! :P

  3. I envy you. I really do. I hope life treats me will as it did to you.

    • Awww thanks MBahrani! I hope it does treat you even better than it did me! It took me 5 years to find this happiness, I hope you find it from the start walla!

      • From start ! I have been working the same job for 20 years now. 20 years of hating what i do. I did find what i love but i cant reach it as it needs a big wasta. Thats life i guess. You cant always have what you want.

        • The job I currently have needed a big wasta… or so people said. I refused to get any wasta involved, even when people worked to delay or decline my employment. After 2 years of waiting (and living on a shoe string) I got in.

          Besides, maybe this particular job you’re eyeing needs a wasta, but there are other jobs within your reach that can offer the same levels of happiness and sense of fulfillment.

          We tend to get caught up on a particular goal and feel that it’s the only path to happiness when it isn’t.

          I wish you the best in your pursuit for a better job, but don’t give up on your search. :)

          • Im not giving up. I did try that job as a part timer and i still do it from time to time, But i still suffer frustration from my steady job which i hate and keep it for income only. Im fit for that dream job, i was tested, recommended, and i smile when i preform it.

            Guys, i like teaching. And i hope when day i will be a steady teacher as a full time job.

  4. One of the best posts girl!

  5. I tried Journalism & it was amazing, too bad the publishing house i worked for didn’t pay me for 2 months & i had to leave :S

    wishing u all the best sweetie :*